Tom Cruise, 57, is ‘too old’ for action films according to Jack Reacher author… even though Top Gun 2 is the most buzzed-about film for 2020
Tom Cruise is ‘too old’ for action films, according to Jack Reacher author Lee Child. Tom played Reacher in two films.
The writer said that the Hollywood icon should turn into a character actor in movies now that he is 57-years-old.
The comment is sure to be met with anger by the A list action star’s 3.4M Instagram followers who are looking forward to 2020’s Top Gun 2, which is titled Top Gun: Maverick.
Not true! Tom Cruise is ‘too old’ for action films, according to ‘Jack Reacher’ author Lee Child. Tom played Reacher in two films and has starred in action films such as Top Gun and Mission: Impossible. Tom seen in July
In an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper, Lee said: ‘It sounds extremely patronizing but I think it’s good for him. He’s too old for this stuff.
‘He’s 57, he needs to move on, transition to being a character actor.’
Lee also suggested that Tom firmly wants to star an action star.
He said: ‘Cruise was reluctant. He had his own investment in it, he was going to argue against it …
Not the nicest comment: Lee Child is seen left on November 17 in Milan. And Cruise is seen right in 2012’s Jack Reacher, based on Lee’s book
‘He could get another 20 years out of it. He has the talent. He’s a terrific guy, very considerate, good fun.’
Tom’s last action movie, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, made almost $800M globally.
The 65-year-old previously suggested that Tom would be replaced in a television reboot of Jack Reacher because he didn’t have the ‘physicality’.
Reacher is described as 6ft 5in tall while Tom is just 5ft 7in.
A big thumb’s up on this one: Tom seen in the 1986 hit movie Top Gun
He sure doesn’t look too old here: And Tom will be back for 2020’s Top Gun 2
‘Cruise, for all his talent, didn’t have that physicality,’ said the author.
‘I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He’s a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun.
‘But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it’s a big component of who he is.’
Lee suggested that he wanted the readers to help him choose the right actor to play the former US Army officer.
Ex: Meanwhile, his ex-wife Katie Holmes has been looking better than ever these days after a spring split from, Jamie Foxx. And her movie career is flourishing as she just completed the film Brahms: The Boy II and will be on the TV series No Apologies. Seen on November 15
He said: ‘I want all those readers who were upset about Tom Cruise to help me out – participate in choosing the right actor for the TV series. We’re rebooting and starting over and we’re going to try and find the perfect guy.’
Meanwhile, his ex-wife Katie Holmes has been looking better than ever these days after a spring split from, Jamie Foxx.
And her movie career is flourishing as she just completed the film Brahms: The Boy II and will be on the TV series No Apologies.