Decades in, Mickey Rourke still unimpressed: labels Cruise 'Irrelevant' in 2023 revelations!
Mickey Rourke takes a nostalgic look back, reigniting past beefs and sharing unfiltered views on Tom Cruise, Marvel, and De Niro in a 2023 explosive interview.
Mickey Rourke (Source: IndieWire)
Diving into the world of Hollywood, the past has a way of resurfacing and making its voice heard in unexpected moments. Such was the case when, earlier this year, Mickey Rourke, a name synonymous with a rich tapestry of cinematic history, let loose on some of Hollywood's biggest icons.
Rourke's Unchanged Stance on Cruise
As 2023 rolls in, it's a time of resurgence for many '80s stars, including Tom Cruise, who's once again conquering box offices with his much-awaited sequel "Top Gun: Maverick". Yet, while many are impressed by Cruise's undying stardom, Rourke remains unswayed. "That doesn’t mean shit to me,” he declared. Emphasizing his point, Rourke observed, “The guy’s been doing the same f-ing part for 35 years,” indicating his lack of respect for the Maverick star.
Acting Legends and Long-standing Feuds
While Rourke's statements on Cruise made waves, it was his expression of admiration for icons like Al Pacino, Chris Walken, and early works of Robert De Niro that added depth to his perspective. He passionately said, “I care about when I watch Al Pacino work... That’s the kind of actor I want to be like. Monty Clift and [Marlon] Brando back in the day.”
Yet, it’s worth noting that even while praising De Niro, Rourke couldn't resist reigniting their decades-old feud, recalling a time he labeled the "Taxi Driver" star a "big fucking crybaby."
Marvel Controversies Return
Given Rourke's colorful history with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially after his role in "Iron Man 2", it wasn't surprising that he had choice words for the franchise. Describing the original “Law and Order: SVU” stars as representing “real acting”, he went on to dismiss the superhero universe as “that crap, that all on Marvel shit.” His past grievances with the studio's editing decisions, especially regarding his character in "Iron Man 2", added weight to his 2023 statements. “You’ve got some nerd with a pocketful of money calling the shots,” Rourke summed up.
In the rapidly evolving landscape of cinema, it's crucial to remember the perspectives that shaped its history. Rourke’s candid outburst provides a nostalgic yet vital link to the passions and conflicts that continue to drive Hollywood’s ever-evolving story.
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