Colin Farrell: Working with Tom Cruise
"I remember that he entered the set and shouted: Are we shooting an action movie? Then why don't I hear - action? "
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Colin Farrell became world-famous after Joel Schumacher's 2000 film "Tigerland", and since then this Irish actor has been one of the biggest stars in world cinema and the most wanted person in Hollywood.
The popular actor recalled for Yahoo Entertainment what that period looked like. “Opportunities simply fell from the sky. It was completely crazy. I think that I could never be ready for that kind of success, which came to me at such a speed” - he said. One of those opportunities came from one of the greatest directors of all time, Steven Spielberg, who was then working on the film "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise in the lead role, and wanted Colin to play Danny Witwer, an agent of the Ministry of Justice.
“The agent told me that Steven Spielberg wants to see me. It was a big shock. You know, I grew up watching ‘Shark’, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, and ‘Indiana Jones’"- Farrell said, adding that Matt Damon was supposed to play that role, but he had to refuse due to other obligations. “We sat and talked and I shared a sardine sandwich with him. That was enough for me. Even if I didn't get the role, just sharing a sandwich with Steven Spielberg is enough success” - the actor recalled.
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He then touched on the experience of working with Tom Cruise, who is known for his incredible work ethic and uncompromising commitment to getting the most out of every scene. “I was 24 or 25 years old and it was my third or fourth film. I was surprised by Cruz. He is very competitive and very physically involved. I remember that he entered the set and shouted: Are we shooting an action movie? Then why don't I hear - action? ”- describes Farrell.
The actor also remembered the stunt of Tom Cruise in the "Mission Impossible" franchise. “Did you see the scene in "Mission Impossible" in which he holds onto the side of the plane? It's a mental illness! It is not courage, it is madness” - the actor concluded.
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