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Tom Cruise 'too old' for action films: 'Jack Reacher' author Lee Child

Tom Cruise, whose career spans almost 40 years in showbiz, is best known for action films like the "Mission Impossible" franchise, "Edge of Tomorrow" to "The Mummy".

Published: 25th November 2019 05:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2019 05:09 PM   |  A+A-

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Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike in 'Jack reacher'. (Photo | Facebook)

By PTI

LONDON: Lee Child, the author of the "Jack Reacher" novel series, says Hollywood action star Tom Cruise is "too old" to feature in action films and the actor needs to transition to being a character actor.

Cruise, 57, starred as the titular homicide investigator in two films, "Jack Reacher" in 2012 and "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" in 2016, before Child ended the franchise.

The actor was also on board as one of the producers.

The writer revealed the actor was "reluctant" to leave the Jack Reacher franchise at two films and wanted to continue.

"Cruise was reluctant. He had his own investment in it, he was going to argue against it. It sounds extremely patronising but I think it's good for him. He's too old for this stuff. He's 57, he needs to move on, transition to being a character actor," Child told The Sunday Times.

The actor, whose career spans almost 40 years in showbiz, is best known for action films like the "Mission Impossible" franchise, "Edge of Tomorrow" to "The Mummy".

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"He could get another 20 years out of it. He has the talent. He's a terrific guy, very considerate, good fun," Child added.

Cruise will next be seen reprising his role as Maverick in the forthcoming "Top Gun" sequel, yet another action franchise.

The movie is a long-awaited follow-up to the 1986 blockbuster.

The actor was last seen in 2018's "Mission: Impossible - Fallout", the sixth installment in the series.



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