'WHO?': Mickey Rourke slammed for calling Tom Cruise 'irrelevant'

When Morgan asked, 'You don’t think Tom Cruise is a good actor?', the 69-year-old actor replied, 'I think he’s irrelevant, in my world'


                            'WHO?': Mickey Rourke slammed for calling Tom Cruise 'irrelevant'
Mickey Rourke (L) criticized Tom Cruise (R) on 'Piers Morgan Uncensored' and called him 'irrelevant' (@PiersUncensored/Twitter and Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
ADVERTISEMENT

Mickey Rourke recently joined the current fan-favorite host Piers Morgan on his show 'Piers Morgan Uncensored' on Monday, July 11, and as expected, the episode stirred up a controversy. During the show, when Rourke was talking about actors that he likes, Morgan quickly cut him off and asked him about his opinion on Tom Cruise, who has recently been under the spotlight ever since his movie 'Top Gun: Maverick' broke the box office. The actor took a break and called Cruise "irrelevant". To which, Morgan replied with a delayed and sarcastic "fascinating."

ADVERTISEMENT

Tom Cruise's follow-up to 1986’s 'Top Gun' was released after 35 years and ended up grossing more than a billion dollars worldwide. However, this feat did not impress Rourke. When asked about the movie and Cruise's role in it, the 'Iron Man 2' actor said, "That doesn’t mean sh** to me. The guy’s been doing the same effing part for 35 years. I got no respect for that. He continued, "I don’t care about money and power. I care about when I watch Al Pacino work and Chris Walken and De Niro’s early work and Richard Harris’s work and Ray Winstone’s work. That’s the kind of actor I want to be like. Monty Clift and Brando back in the day.” 

ADVERTISEMENT

ALSO READ

'I am fully aware of their size': Florence Pugh blasts 'VULGAR' trolling over see-through dress

IS THIS WHEN IT BEGAN? James Webb telescope releases stunning image nearly 13 BILLION years old

ADVERTISEMENT

Morgan asked, "You don’t think Tom Cruise is a good actor?" To which, the 69-year-old actor replied, "I think he’s irrelevant, in my world." Cruise's 'Top Gun: Maverick' came as a breathe of fresh air at the box office because superhero movies were dominating the collections and Cruise managed to break the streak. On the other hand, Rourke sneakily dissed Marvel actors in 2021 when he was binge-watching 'Law & Order: SVU', calling it "real acting" unlike Marvel movies. His comments on Tom Cruise surely didn't sit well with fans as they rushed to defend the actor who played Ethan Hunt in the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise. 

ADVERTISEMENT



 

Fans slam Mickey Rourke for his remarks on Tom Cruise

One user said, "Rain Man/Born in the 4th of July/Interview with a Vampire/Jerry Maguire/Magnolia/Tropic Thunder - What do these six movies have in common? They all showed Tom Cruise’s range. When he wants to act, he can. Now imagine Mickey Rourke in any of these roles."

ADVERTISEMENT

Another user wrote, "Lol what? Tom Cruise is different in virtually every film. How do you compare Charlie Babbitt to Ethan Hunt or Vincent (Collateral) to Frank Mackey or Lestat to Ron Kovic? I'm not even that big of a fan but Jesus Christ."


ADVERTISEMENT


 



 

One user claimed that Rourke is the one who's not relevant anymore, saying, "Mickey……baby…..WTF Happened to You? You were actually cool back in the day when you were relevant,,, Meanwhile Tom Cruise is making blockbusters like TopGun2 that has literally pulled in over a billion dollars…."

ADVERTISEMENT

Another user wrote. "Sorry, but what exactly has Mickey Rourke done in the last 20 years except for get a lot of plastic surgery making him unrecognizable? Nobody knows who he is, and I’d say couldn’t care less about his opinion of Tom Cruise’s movies."


ADVERTISEMENT


 



 

TOP STORIES

Who is Melody Maldonado? Superhero mom clings to SUV after carjacker drives off with her children

ADVERTISEMENT

Internet fumes as bodega worker Jose Alba is charged while victim's GF who stabbed him walks FREE

An avid Cruise fan tweeted, "Rich coming from him!! Tom Cruise get's more parts and is better paid. Sour grapes!!!" Another user wrote, "Rain Man, Collateral, Edge of Tomorrow, Magnolia, Rock of Ages, Born on the Fourth of July, Color of Money, Valkyrie, American Made..nothing typecast about any of those roles. Sounds like a guy stirring the pot to be 'relevant'. Didn't do a very good job."

ADVERTISEMENT



 


ADVERTISEMENT


 

This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.