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Mickey Rourke slams Tom Cruise as an ‘irrelevant’ actor



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Tom Cruise’s performing abilities don’t take Mickey Rourke’s breath away.

The “Sin Metropolis” actor known as the “High Gun: Maverick” star “irrelevant” in a brand new interview.

“The man’s been doing the identical effing half for 35 years… I acquired no respect for that,” Rourke, 69, said on “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” when he was requested about Cruise, 60, reviving his position from the unique 1986 “High Gun” movie on Monday.

Rourke additionally famous that he wasn’t impressed that “Maverick” was Cruise’s first movie to rake in additional than $1 billion on the field workplace.

“I don’t care about cash and energy,” Rourke stated, arguing that Cruise’s performing abilities don’t match as much as different massive names in Hollywood.

“I care about, once I watch Al Pacino work and [Christopher] Walken and [Robert] De Niro’s early work and Richard Harris’ work and Ray Winstone’s work, that’s the type of actor I need to be like. [Montgomery] Clift and [Marlon] Brando again within the day.”

Tom Cruise in "Top Gun"
Cruise additionally starred within the unique “High Gun” movie in 1986.
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When Morgan, 57, additional pressed Rourke on whether or not he thinks Cruise is an efficient actor, the “Angel Coronary heart” star didn’t maintain again.

“I believe he’s irrelevant, in my world,” Rourke replied.

“High Gun: Maverick,” a sequel to the 1986 cult basic, made headlines after pulling in more than $100 million throughout its first three days in North American theaters. Together with worldwide showings, the film’s worldwide whole reached $248 million.

Tom Cruise in "Top Gun: Maverick"
“High Gun: Maverick” was Cruise’s first movie to rake in $100 million on opening weekend.

Deadline reported that by the tip of June, “Maverick” pulled in additional than $1 billion on the field workplace globally.

And as a result of movie’s main success, Cruise’s co-star Miles Teller revealed that a “Top Gun 3” could be in the works.

“I’ve been having some conversations with him [Cruise] about it. We’ll see,” Teller told Entertainment Tonight final week.