A very weird story kept popping up in the gossip world in the summer of 2022 claiming that in the wake of the enormous success of Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise was gloating to friends that he had won his “feud” with his former co-star Brad Pitt. Where did this rumor even start? We’re as confused as you are.
Summer Success For Cruise And Pitt
Cruise was back on top of Hollywood with Maverick, and according to some outlets which shall remain nameless, he was gloating to friends that he won a decades-old feud with Brad Pitt. The two A-listers co-starred in 1994’s Interview with the Vampire, where they supposedly they didn’t get along. Cruise’s project raked in over $1 billion at the box office, while Pitt was nowhere to be found, it concluded.
While Pitt isn’t setting Memorial Day records, he is still a major box office draw. He was busy promoting his own blockbuster Bullet Train, which might have been slightly disappointing at the box office, but it’s still a huge movie. Both stars are unequivocally Hollywood royalty.
Brad Pitt And Tom Cruise Have Beef?
The story’s narrative about the two stars having problems with each other was just as wrong. Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise have no feud. Pitt absolutely hated working on Interview with The Vampire, but it had nothing to do with Cruise. He told Entertainment Weekly, “Six months in the f*cking dark. Contact lenses, makeup, I’m playing the b*tch role.” He even attempted to get out of the film by asking David Geffen what it would cost: “He goes, very calmly, ‘Forty million dollars.’”
The finished product shows the difference between the actors’ experience. Cruise is having a whale of a time as Lestat, and Pitt looks exhausted. In any case, that’s ancient history now. We’re coming up on the 30-year anniversary of Interview with the Vampire, and both Pitt and Cruise have gone in radically different directions. Cruise committed to action movies years ago, and the success of both Top Gun: Maverick and Mission: Impossible prove that was a lucrative decision.
Calling Pitt a failure because he didn’t have as big a hit is just absurd. He recently won an Academy Award for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. That’s his second Oscar to Cruise’s none, not to mention the fact that he produced some arthouse darlings like Moonlight and Minari. If Cruise wants the title of action movie king, he’d really be feuding more with Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel than Pitt. It must be nice for Cruise to get this victory lap, but it doesn’t need to come at the expense of anyone else.