Harrison Ford is just days away from turning 81 as his fifth and final Indiana Jones movie is currently in theaters around the world.
And Tom Cruise, who celebrated his 61st birthday this week at the Sydney, Australia, premiere of his latest film Mission: Impossible: The Dead Count Part One, says he also wants to continue making high-octane action movies until he has 80 years.
while talking to him Sydney Morning Herald on the red carpet, Cruise praised Ford’s longevity and said he hoped to achieve the same feats.
‘Harrison Ford is a legend; I hope to keep going. I have 20 years to catch up with it,” Cruise shared.
“I hope to keep making ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies until I’m his age.”
Speaking of longevity! Tom Cruise, 61, told the Sydney Morning Herald at the Sydney premiere of Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One that he wants to continue the series into his 80s.
Caption: Cruise quoted action star Harrison Ford, who is days away from turning 81 after releasing Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, the fifth and final film in the series (pictured)
However, the Top Gun: Maverick star is likely to expect better results when he reaches Ford’s age, as Indiana Jones and The Dial Of Destiny has underperformed at the box office, especially compared to its staggering $10 budget. 295 million.
Cruise and Ford have a similar fear of slowing down. Even though the Star Wars star has said that he’s done with the Indiana Jones saga, he plans to continue acting as long as he can.
“No, I don’t, I don’t do well when I don’t have a job,” admitted the actor, whose Yellowstone 1923 spin-off had its production delayed indefinitely due to the ongoing WGA writers’ strike. ‘I just love working.’
Ford added that one of the benefits of working and performing is that it makes the 80-year-old superstar “feel useful.”
“It’s my Jones, I want, I want to be useful,” he added.
During his interview in Sydney, Cruise also discussed some of the other highly-anticipated films of the summer, including Christopher Nolan’s dark drama Oppenheimer, about the architect of the atomic bomb, and Greta Gerwig’s bubbly Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and an all-star cast.
He had previously shared photos of himself with tickets to both big-budget movies on social media, though he admitted he hadn’t seen either yet.
I can’t stop, I won’t stop: “I don’t do well when I don’t have a job,” Ford previously told CNN, adding: “I love working”; seen in Indiana Jones and The Dial Of Destiny with Phoebe Waller-Bridge
New Faces: Cruise’s latest film, Mission: Impossible, which sees director Christopher McQuarrie return for the third time in a row, introduces newcomer Hayley Atwell (pictured)
Big fan: During his interview in Sydney, Cruise also weighed in on some of the other highly-anticipated movies of the summer, including Christopher Nolan’s dark drama Oppenheimer and Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
However, he said that he intended to see both movies on their first joint weekend.
“I grew up watching movies on the big screen,” he explained. ;This is how I do them, and I like that experience; it’s immersive, and having that as a community and industry, is important. I still go to the movies.
He continued: ‘I want to see both Barbie and Oppenheimer. I’ll see them opening on the weekend. I’ll see Oppenheimer first on Friday and then Barbie on Saturday.
Robbie and Gerwig seemed to have had the same sentiments as Cruise, as they previously shared beaming photos of themselves holding tickets to this summer’s top big-budget movies (minus Barbie): Mission: Impossible 7, Indiana Jones, and Dial Fate. and Oppenheimer.