Tom Cruise is quite optimistic about his future.
The actor and producer of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” told the Sydney Morning Herald that he plans to continue acting for at least the next 20 years, much like legendary actor Harrison Ford.
“Harrison Ford is a legend; I hope to still be going,” stated Cruise. “I’ve got 20 years to catch up with him.”
“I hope to keep making ‘Mission: Impossible’ films until I’m his age.” he continued.
The final film in the series, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” came out at the end of June. The 81st birthday of Ford is approaching on July 13.
Ford has no intention of retiring, even though he is hanging up his fedora as Indiana Jones. Ford said, “The idea of not working doesn’t make much sense to me,” as a guest on “Today” in February. “It’s really where I feel most alive.”
At the Australian premiere, Cruise said he was eagerly anticipating the summertime movies.
“I grew up seeing movies on the big screen,” the actor said. “That’s how I make them, and I like that experience; it’s immersive, and to have that as a community and an industry, it’s important. I still go to the movies.”
He added, “I want to see both ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer.’ I’ll see them opening weekend. Friday I’ll see ‘Oppenheimer’ first and then ‘Barbie’ on Saturday.”
Impossible Missions Force, a covert spy organization, was the subject of the first “Mission: Impossible” TV series. The program aired in the 1960s for seven seasons. In 1996, Cruise starred in the first installment of the “Mission Impossible” movie series.
“Look, as an actor and just in my life, I’ve always trained just to make movies,” Cruise told Fandango. “I train in many things – singing, dancing, motorcycles, cars – and also my personal life, I like skydiving and speed-flying and all these things. And I like to then go learn these things and then apply it to the movies.”