Mickey Rourke: Tom Cruise ‘irrelevant’ amid ‘Top Gun’ reboot

Mickey Rourke is not impressed by the recent cashiers of his fellow actor Tom Cruise – to take it lightly.

Appears on Monday on Talk TV “Piers Morgan uncensored”, Rourke did not take a leaf out of his mouth when he beat up cruise, whose career has risen this summer thanks to the blockbuster publication of “Top Gun: Maverick” to new heights.

At the end of May, the patriotic action film started at the domestic box office with a whopping $ 156 million, broke the long-standing record at the Memorial Day weekend and marked cruise greatest starting start ever.

A week later, the high -flying sequel to Cruise’s strongest sales of all times became – more than three decades after the original “Top Gun” came to cinemas. The title of Paramount Pictures had accumulated $ 1.2 billion worldwide by Sunday.

“That doesn’t mean for me …” said Rourke to Morgan. “The guy has been doing the same effect for 35 years. I have no respect for that.

“I don’t care about money and power. It is important to me when I watch Al Pacino at work and [Christopher] Walk and [Robert] The early work of de Niro and the work of Richard Harris and the work of Ray Winstone. … this is the kind of actor how I want to be. … boys who just tried to stretch as an actor. “

When asked by Morgan, whether he thinks cruise is a “good actor”, Rourke considered the action star to be “irrelevant in my world”. A representative of Cruise did not immediately answer the request of the Times for comment on Tuesday.

“Top Gun: Maverick” not only caused a sensation at the box office, but also inspired critics and cinema goers alike. In its debut, the film achieved a revaluation of 97 % on the rating aggregation page Rotten Tomatoes and an equally radiant A-Plus from the spectators surveyed by Cinemascore.

In a conversation with The Times last month, “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski praised the achievements of Cruise and Val Kilmer, who were their famous roles as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell or ADM. Tom “Iceman” repeated Kazansky.

“They have two masters at the top of their game who play the most iconic characters of their career,” said Kosinski.

“I think there is a lot of Maverick in Tom and Val Iceman, so you see what you see on the screen, is an authentic friendship that has taken over 36 years. After one of the recordings (we only did a few) I noticed that both Tom and Val had tears in their eyes. It felt like a real moment between two old friends. “

Last week, the franchise-newcomer Miles Teller revealed to Entertainment Tonight that he had “some conversations with” cruise about a potential third “Top Gun” film.

“That would be great, but that’s all the matter of TC,” he said. “We will see.”

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