Mickey Rourke calls Tom Cruise ‘irrelevant’ and says he’s been doing the same thing for 35 years

Mickey Rourke didn’t hold back when he shared his thoughts on Tom Cruise during a new interview with Piers Morgan.

The actor made some brutally honest comments after being asked for his opinion on Cruise’s summer blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick,” which grossed over $1 billion.

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“That means nothing to me,” Rourke replied. “The guy has been doing the same effing part for 35 years. I have no respect for that.”

The Oscar nominee continued: “Money and power don’t interest me. I care when I see the work of Al Pacino and the early work of Chris Walken and De Niro and the work of Richard Harris and the work of Ray Winstone. I want to be such an actor. Monty Clift and Brando used to be.”

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When asked if he thought Cruise was “a good actor,” Rourke added, “I don’t think he’s relevant, in my world.”