In need of a Cocktail? Tom Cruise greets onlookers with a grin as he steps out for dinner after Mickey Rourke branded him ‘irrelevant’
Mickey Rourke branded him as ‘irrelevant’ in an explosive interview earlier this week.
But Tom Cruise, 60, appeared to taking the criticism in his stride on Tuesday by flashing his famous grin as he stepped out for the first time since it aired.
The Mission: Impossible actor opted for a smart-casual look as he arrived at Claridge’s five-star hotel in London wearing a black shirt, which he tucked into dark jeans.
Dapper figure: Tom Cruise, 60, stepped out for a swanky dinner at Claridge’s Hotel on Tuesday
Tom also sported a large designer silver watch, while he slipped his feet into a pair of black suede boots.
The film star stopped to sign autographs and pose for selfies with a crowd of fans that had gathered outside the swanky venue.
His outing comes after the Wrestler star Mickey, 69, didn’t hold back as he spoke about Tom while featuring as a guest on Piers Morgan Uncensored on Monday.
He said: ‘The guy’s [Tom] been doing the same effing part for 35 years. I got no respect for that.’
Criticism: His latest outing comes after fellow actor Mickey Rouke, 69 branded him ‘irrelevant’ in an explosive interview with Piers Morgan earlier this week
Smart: The Mission Impossible actor opted for a smart-casual look as he arrived at Claridge’s five-star restaurant, donning a black shirt which he tucked into dark jeans
Pearly whites: Tom smiled and casually raised his hand to wave at fans, who had gathered outside the five-star hotel
His words came after Piers asked Mickey how he felt about Tom’s latest movie Top Gun: Maverick being at the top of the box office charts.
He said: ‘That doesn’t mean s**t to me. 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.’
All smiles: He stopped to sign autographs and pose for selfies with the crowd that had gathered outside the swanky venue
Swanky: Tom was greeted at the door of the hotel by an employee in a top hat, who held open the grand doors for him
Piers pressed him further and asked: ‘You don’t think Tom Cruise is a good actor?’
‘I think he’s irrelevant, in my world,’ Mickey replied.
It is not the first time American actor and former boxer Mickey has criticised the movie world.
Last year, he criticised Marvel films as well as the actors who star in them after discussing how much he loves Law & Order: SVU which he had started watching in quarantine.
He praised the actors that star in the long-running crime drama, name-checking Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Stephanie March, BD Wong and Ice T.
Mickey said: ”Respect to all of you, the work that you all do is real acting, not like that cr*p that all on Marvel s***.’
Outspoken: Mickey, 69, didn’t hold back as he featured on Piers Morgan Uncensored, saying: ‘The guy’s [Tom] been doing the same effing part for 35 years. I got no respect for that’
Tom’s latest movie Top Gun: Maverick achieved an impressive milestone at the global box office as it crossed the $1billion mark.
In addition to becoming the Tom’s most successful film of all time, the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun became the first movie of 2022 to reach that rare benchmark after just 31 days in theatres.
With those ticket sales, the movie dethroned Marvel’s superhero film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($943 million) as the highest-grossing movie of the year at the global box office.
Nicely done! Tom’s highly-anticipated film Top Gun: Maverick achieved an impressive milestone at the global box office as it crossed the $1billion mark