Tom Cruise Might Never Work With One Marvel Actor Who Called Him ‘Irrelevant’ Despite Saving Hollywood

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Actor Tom Cruise was reportedly publicly chastised by Mickey Rourke for doing the “same s**t” for 35 years. Tom Cruise is without a doubt one of the greatest actors of all time. Over the course of his impressive multi-decade career, Cruise has continually demonstrated his range as an actor. However, Mickey Rourke, a well-known actor in Hollywood, believes that Cruise is unimportant.

With his movies grossing over $4 billion in North America and over $11.5 billion worldwide, Cruise is one of the highest-grossing box-office stars of all time. Not only that, he is also one of the world’s highest-paid actors. The actor’s association with the Church of Scientology has been a topic of discussion for a long time now and has invited a lot of criticism for the actor.

Mickey Rourke has no respect for Tom Cruise

During his interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored last year, actor Mickey Rourke publicly criticized actor Tom Cruise, saying that the actor was no longer “relevant” and had been playing the same movie roles for the last 35 years.

That is meaningless to me. For 35 effing years, [Tom Cruise] has been playing the same role. For it, I received no respect. Power and money are unimportant to me. I’m interested in acting because when I see actors like Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro in his early roles, Richard Harris, and Ray Winstone, I want to be just like them. Many men have made an effort to grow as performers.

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It’s true that Cruise’s big-budget movies often take away the spotlight from real cinema but that’s what his fans want. With the Mission: Impossible franchise, Cruise has been playing the same role as Ethan Hunt since 1996. Further in the interview when Morgan asked Rourke if Cruise is a good actor, he simply said, “I think he’s irrelevant.” Rourke initially gained popularity because of his work as Ivan Vanko / Whiplash in 2010’s Iron Man 2.

Many Hollywood stars hate Tom Cruise

Over the years, Cruise has made many enemies in the entertainment industry, especially in the 2000s, when he sparked controversy with his criticisms of psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs, and his efforts to promote Scientology. In the mid-2000s, Cruise criticized actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil and Sheilds responded that Cruise “should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them.”

According to reports, Cruise’s anti-psychiatry beliefs even strained his connection with director Steven Spielberg. In 2013, Cruise made a comparison between soldiers serving in Afghanistan and the work he had done in the Middle East for a movie. Actor Mark Wahlberg immediately criticized the actor inadvertently for his remarks.

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