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Why Mickey Rourke Mentioned He Has “No Respect” for Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise’s newest film has revamped $1 billion on the field workplace, however one fellow actor doesn’t depend himself amongst the movie’s many followers. In a brand new interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored, Mickey Rourke was requested in regards to the star and Prime Gun: Maverick‘s success, and the Wrestler actor slammed Cruise as “irrelevant” and added that he has “no respect” for him. Learn on to search out out what else Rourke needed to say and why he not a fan of one of many greatest film stars of all time.

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In his interview with Piers Morgan (warning: there’s some sturdy language within the above clip), Rourke was requested what he thinks of Cruise’s film Prime Gun: Maverick making over $1 billion 36 years after the unique Prime Gun was launched.

“That does not imply [expletive] to me,” the Angel Coronary heart star replied. “The man’s been doing the identical effing half for 35 years. I acquired no respect for that.”

Whereas Rourke did not go into specifics, he is undoubtedly referring to Cruise primarily taking part in heroes in motion movies over current years, together with six Mission: Not possible films with two extra sequels on the way in which.

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Rourke went on to record out a number of the actors whose careers he does take pleasure in and admire, not like Cruise’s.

“I do not care about cash and energy,” Rourke mentioned. “I care about after I watch Al Pacino work and Chris Walken and [Robert] De Niro‘s early work and Richard Harris‘ work and Ray Winstone‘s work. That is the sort of actor I wish to be like. Monty Clift and [Marlon] Brando again within the day. A whole lot of guys simply making an attempt to stretch as actors.

Morgan then requested Rourke whether or not he thinks of Cruise as actor. “I believe he is irrelevant, in my world,” Rourke responded.

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In 2005, Cruise criticized Brooke Shields throughout a At the moment interview for taking antidepressant remedy when she was recognized postpartum despair. His anti-psychiatry stance was tied to Cruise’s Scientology beliefs. Scientologists oppose psychiatry and examine it as abuse.

Shields spoke out in response to Cruise’s phrases, as did Rourke.

“My therapist saved my [expletive] life and my profession,” Rourke as soon as mentioned, as reported by IrishCentral. “I do not care what Tom Cruise says about remedy. [Expletive] him. Selecting on poor Brooke Shields. Individuals want medication they usually want therapists. Let the Scientologists go [expletive] dwell on a planet of their very own.”

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Whereas Cruise and Rourke have by no means been co-stars, they virtually have been again within the ’80s. In a 1986 interview with the Los Angeles Instances—across the time that the unique Prime Gun was launched—Cruise spoke about seeing Rourke at appearing workshops for the 1983 film The Outsiders. In accordance with Parade, Rourke was one in every of many well-known stars who auditioned for the movie however didn’t make the minimize.

“They provide you a lot again,” Cruise mentioned of collaborating in workshops, whilst his profession was taking off. “God, I nonetheless keep in mind Mickey Rourke coming to the workshops we had for The Outsiders. I do know my function in that movie was a nothing function, however, to have labored with Francis [Ford Coppola]. That is what I did it for.”

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