‘He may be the only movie star left’: Simon Pegg reveals why Tom Cruise is the last of his kind in Hollywood


Impossible mission was one of the best Hollywood films brought to the big screen by Tom Cruise. The franchise became hugely popular because Cruise saw the potential and made sure to bring the best talent possible to it, both from the creative teams and the cast.

Top Gun: Maverick actor Tom Cruise

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In an interview with The Times, Impossible mission British co-star and comedian Simon Pegg, who is also a longtime friend of Tom Cruise, shared some of the American Made star’s very important lessons. For the uninitiated, Pegg and Cruise formed their 16-year friendship after starring together in 2006’s “Mission: Impossible III.”

Tom Cruise never admits his mistakes

American actor and producer, Tom Cruise.
American actor and producer, Tom Cruise.

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The British comedian shared that he learned some important life lessons from Top Gun: Maverick Star sharing that he never takes responsibility for a mistake.

“The best thing [Cruise] taught me never to accept responsibility for a mistake, but in a funny way. “If something is wrong and it’s his fault, he will categorically deny it. And then if someone corrects him, instead of apologizing, he’ll just say “Yeah” and wink at me.

He added saying that the star maintains his authority and never blames himself for anything.

“I admitted to screwing up once and he said – with a wry smile, I hasten to add – ‘Simon, don’t do this.’ He maintains his authority by never being to blame for anything.

Tom Cruise has high standards

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According to what Simon Pegg told The Times, Cruise understands his authority and level in the industry.

“He understands that’s the price for the level of movie star he is. He may be the only movie star left.

Simon has already said that Cruise is a “incredibly generous performer” who understands what is the level Mission: Impossible co-starred stand by saying that he “cares a lot about everyone”.

He added, “It’s always fun. He’s an incredibly generous performer. He cares a lot about everyone. He’s still hanging around the screen…after hanging onto a plane, he’s worried I’m making a fight that isn’t particularly scary.

Simon shared that Tom maintains high professional standards.

He explained, “I like it because there’s a normal person there, there’s a regular person that people tend to never see, and he’s aware of who he is and what he’s become. .
“I’ve always had a good experience with Tom. You know you are working on something that is going to be executed with 100% commitment and enthusiasm. Good to have that as a standard.


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