Mickey Rourke is a versatile person who has not only gained fame in the entertainment industry but also in boxing. Rourke won the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Mickey Rourke has recently branded Tom Cruise “irrelevant.”
Just recently, Rourke made the remarks in an interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored. When Morgan questioned Rourke about how it felt to see Cruise dominate the box office with Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun, Rourke responded, “That doesn’t matter sh-t to me.”
The guy’s been doing the same effing part for 35 years. I got no respect for that. 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. I think he’s irrelevant, in my world.
Last year, Rourke made fun of Marvel movies and the actors that play the lead roles. In a May 2021 Instagram post, the Oscar nominee expressed a fresh admiration for Law & Order: SVU while also taking the chance to poke fun at Marvel. Rourke admitted that when he was in isolation, he started watching the popular crime show.
The former boxer continued by complimenting the actors on the show, citing Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Stephanie March, BD Wong, and Ice T as examples of genuine acting as opposed to that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise showed his thumbs up for another instalment of Top Gun. Check out the tweet below.
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