Which Actor Does Steven Spielberg Say “Saved Hollywood’s A**”?
steven spielberg telling tom cruise to his face, “you saved hollywood’s ass. and, you might have saved theatrical distribution. seriously. MAVERICK might have saved the entire theatrical industry.” i have to lie down. pic.twitter.com/nYbWbgadM7
— amanda (@marisatomay) February 14, 2023
Is there anything Tom Cruise can’t do?
Because apparently, he single-handedly SAVED HOLLYWOOD… and that’s according to none other than Steven Spielberg himself.
The annual luncheon for Oscar nominees was held on Monday, and in a candid moment caught on video, Steven told Tom, quote, “You saved Hollywood’s a**… and you might have saved theatrical distribution. Seriously. ‘Maverick’ might have saved theatrical distribution.”
As you probably recall, Tom didn’t dump “Top Gun: Maverick” onto a streaming service during COVID, he waited until he could give it a full theatrical release. And it was a HUGE hit.
Cruise was at the luncheon as a producer of “Maverick”, which is up for six Oscars, including Best Picture.