Feuds and hatreds are common in the world of cinema, but some are stronger than others. One such famous feud is between Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, who, as several interviews have shown, cannot stand each other.
Why Tom Cruise And Brad Pitt Don’t Get Along?
The conflict dates back to 1994 when Pitt landed a lead role in Interview with the Vampire alongside Cruise; Tom Cruise played Lestat de Lioncourt, while Brad Pitt played the role of Louis de Pointe du Lac. However, from their first interaction, the two have never been able to tolerate each other.
In an interview, Pitt complained about Cruise, saying that he resented him during the shoot, as reported by YourTango. He described their relationship as that of the North Pole and the South, with Cruise always approaching him with a handshake while he could introduce himself unexpectedly. This underlying competition got in the way of any real conversation.
“He(Tom Cruise) bugged me. There came a point during filming when I started really resenting him. He’s North Pole, I’m South. He’s always coming at you with a handshake, whereas I may bump into you.”
Even after filming ended, Pitt and Cruise never patched up their differences. In 2009, they competed for top box office success with their respective World War II films.
In the end, it was Tarantino’s film that won. Pitt starred in Inglourious Basterds, while Cruise appeared in Valkyrie. However, Pitt was not gracious in his victory, calling Cruise’s film a “ridiculous film.”
The Secret Relationship between Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie
In 2010, Cruise was a front-runner for the lead role in Salt, a film about a CIA agent turned spy. The hostility between the two actors further heated up when Pitt’s ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, became involved.
However, Jolie ended up with the position, which left Cruise out of the picture. Although it is unclear if Pitt had anything to do with the matter, given that he was married to Jolie then, one can imagine that he enjoyed watching the drama unfold.
Following their divorce in 2017, Gossip Cop reported that Jolie and Cruise were having “secret romantic encounters.” After meeting to discuss a potential film project. However, an anonymous source claimed that Pitt was unhappy with the news, and Jolie enjoyed that her new romance was pissing off her ex.