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‘He’s perhaps the only movie star left’: Simon Pegg Reveals Why Tom Cruise is Last of His Kind in Hollywood

Mission: Impossible was one of Hollywood’s best movies which were brought to the big screen by Tom Cruise. The franchise became very popular all because Cruise saw the potential and made sure to bring the best talent possible to it, both creative teams and actors.

Top Gun : Maverick Actor Tom Cruise
Top Gun: Maverick Actor Tom Cruise

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

Tom Cruise Never Admits His Mistakes

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

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British Comedian shared that he learnt major life lessons from the Top Gun: Maverick Star sharing that he never takes responsibility for a mistake.

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

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He added by saying the star maintains his authority and never takes blame for anything.

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

Tom Cruise Has High Standards

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has high professional standards

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


“He understands that’s the price for the level of a  movie star he is. He’s perhaps the only movie star left.”

Simon previously told that Cruise is an “incredibly generous performer” who understands what the level Mission: Impossible co-star holds saying he “cares a lot about everybody else”.

He added, “It’s always fun. He’s an incredibly generous performer. He cares a lot about everybody else. He’s always hanging out around the monitor … after hanging off an airplane, he’s worried about me doing a fistfight which isn’t particularly scary.”


Simon shared that Tom holds 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’re working on something which is going to be executed with 100 percent commitment and enthusiasm. It’s nice to have that as the standard.”



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Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at FandomWire. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she has written over 1700 articles on Animated Times and Fandomwire combined and holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.