“I started really resenting him”- Brad Pitt Started to Hate Tom Cruise After Miserable Experience While Working With Him

Brad Pitt Started to Hate Tom Cruise After Miserable Experience While Working With Him
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Tom Cruise has been an A-list actor for more than 30 years, and it seems like the pace he picked up back then hasn’t slowed down even a bit. Top Gun: Maverick is an example of how you revive an old cult-classic movie and make a successful sequel, but who would’ve watched it if Cruise wasn’t in it?


That’s precisely why Tom Cruise is still relevant after all these years, he puts in the work day in and day out in every role he gets. But as hardworking of a man as the Top Gun star is, all that fame and reputation seems to not have translated well into his relationships with his colleagues, and Brad Pitt seems to be one such person who doesn’t like him at all.

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Not many (of this generation) may remember The Crying Game director Neil Jordan’s period piece horror movie called Interview with the Vampire. However, the movie, released in 1994, has an ensemble cast of Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, and even Kirsten Dunst in the movie!

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Interview with the Vampire was a commercial success, earning $223.7 at the box office, which was a huge profit compared to the $60 million budget it had received for the movie. It may seem like the star-studded cast must have been pretty fond of each other to make it all work, but that wasn’t the case for the two lead actors.

Tom Cruise played Lestat de Lioncourt, while Brad Pitt was cast in the role of Louis de Pointe du Lac. It can be simply put that the two weren’t seeing eye to after the whole filming process for the movie was over.


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Pitt pitched in on his experience working alongside the Mission: Impossible star, saying-

“He(Tom Cruise) bugged me. There came a point during filming when I started really resenting him. He’s North Pole, I’m South. He’s always coming at you with a handshake, whereas I may bump into you.”

As many other co-actors have complained before, Cruise isn’t the most pleasant of actors to work with, in the movie industry. Westworld star Thandie Newton described being “scared” of the actor.


Anyways, Pitt continued his comments, adding that Cruise was in a competition to better him-

“There was this underlying competition that got in the way of any real conversation.”

They still haven’t patched up to this day it seems, cause they haven’t worked together on the same movie set ever since Interview with the Vampire.

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The Bitter History Between Tom Cruise And Brad Pitt That Continued

It seems like Brad Pitt still wasn’t over the trouble that his co-star in Interview with the Vampire had given him during its filming process.

Back when Tom Cruise’s historical war thriller movie Valkyrie, based on an attempted assassination of Hitler by his own officers, was released in 2008, Pitt described it as being a “ridiculous movie”. However, his representatives have denied that the 58-year-old ever said that.

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Angelina Jolie in Salt

Tom Cruise has always played movies where he likes to be in the leading role, rarely accepting ones where he plays a side character (like in Tropic Thunder). B when the time came for another thriller movie that need Cruise’s face on it, he was ironically replaced by Pitt’s then partner (engaged) Angelina Jolie, in the lead role!


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Salt was initially meant to have Cruise play the role of Edwin Salt in the spy thriller. However, things took a wild turn when the movie’s production started, as they opted to hire Jolie in the lead role instead by rewriting the character as a woman!

As you may have guessed, Cruise wasn’t too happy with the decision of being sidelined by someone who was THAT close to a person he previously had a feud with.


Interview with the Vampire is currently available for viewing on Amazon Prime.

Source: Express

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