It is often thought that two big stars from the same generation can’t be friends. It isn’t necessarily true, but it probably was in the case of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Since the 1980s, the actors have been two of the most famous people in Hollywood. But when they were both in the 1994 movie Interview with the Vampire, they didn’t seem to get along very well. Later, Brad Pitt even said that one of Cruise’s movies was “ridiculous.” Read on to find out more.


The supposed quarrel between Brad Pitt and Tom has been brought up online more than once.

The former actor once said that working with his co-star on Interview With the Vampire had become a chore for him and that he grew to dislike his co-star. He even said that they didn’t talk much because they were so competitive with each other. In 2008, Tom was in the movie Valkyrie, and sometime after that, Brad was in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds in a similar role.

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Both Valkyrie and Inglorious Basterds had plots that were similar. In the movie, a soldier tried to get rid of Hitler and the Nazis. In their respective movies, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise each played soldiers. Even though both movies did well at the box office, Brad didn’t seem to like the second one. He said this to the German magazine Stern:

It was a ridiculous movie. The Second World War could still deliver more stories and films, but I believe that Quentin put a cover on that pot.

Brad Pitt didn’t stop there. He also said that his film was better than Tom Cruise’s. He added,

With Basterds, everything that can be said to this genre has been said. The film destroys every symbol. The work is done, end of story.

Well, his comments made headlines, and later, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor’s rep told The Indian Express,

Brad has never seen Valkyrie so this is not accurate.

Well, the fact was that the actors hadn’t worked together on a movie since 1994. Brad once said about his relationship with Cruise, as reported by FandomWire,

I always thought there was this underlying competition that got in the way of any real conversation. It wasn’t nasty by any means, not at all. But it was just there, and it bugged me a bit.

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