Harrison Ford’s fifth and last Indiana Jones film is presently playing in theaters worldwide as he approaches his 81st birthday.
Even Tom Cruise, who turned 61 this week at the Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One screening in Sydney, Australia, plans to keep filming action movies until he’s 80.
Cruise lauded Ford’s longevity and said he aimed to achieve the same goals while speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald on the red carpet.
Cruise said that catching up to him would take him 20 years.
Cruise said he intends to keep making ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies until he is Ford’s age.
With Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny failing at the box office relative to its massive $295 million budget, the Top Gun: Maverick star is undoubtedly hoping for better results when he reaches Ford’s age.
Ford, the Star Wars actor, has indicated he is through with the Indiana Jones franchise but wants to keep acting for as long as he can.
Ford stated, during an interview with CNN’s Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace podcast, that he has no plans to retire and is actively looking for new acting roles. Working and acting, Ford continued, helps the 80-year-old legend ‘feel valuable.’
While being interviewed in Sydney, Cruise also gave his thoughts on two other highly anticipated films this summer: Christopher Nolan’s dramatic opus Oppenheimer, about the architect of the atom bomb, and Greta Gerwig’s lighthearted Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and an all-star cast.
Even though he hadn’t seen either of the blockbuster movies, he had earlier posted images of himself online with tickets to both.
Robbie and Gerwig appeared to share Cruise’s enthusiasm for this summer’s major blockbuster pictures since they had earlier posted photographs of themselves holding up tickets to Mission: Impossible 7, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Oppenheimer.