They co-starred in three films together – but his ex-wife was nowhere to be found.
They’ve shared 10 years of marriage, two kids and no less than three movies together… but according to the 10-minute summary of Tom Cruise’s career presented at Cannes on Wednesday, we wouldn’t even know Nicole Kidman existed .
The tribute montage, played ahead of the film festival premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick,” featured exactly no seconds of Kidman footage, according to Variety.
The former couple starred in three films together: “Days of Thunder,” the 1990 racing drama, on the set of which they first met; “Far and Away” in Ireland in 1992; and Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 erotic thriller “Eyes Wide Shut.” And while there was plenty of footage from all three, its female co-star was conspicuously absent from each.
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And it wasn’t as if the editor – whoever it was – deliberately avoided the co-stars: “Rain Man’s” Dustin Hoffman made the cut, as did Kirsten Dunst of “Interview With The Vampire” and Renée Zellweger from “Jerry Maguire”.
Heck, even ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz, who he starred with in “Vanilla Sky,” was in the edit. Just no Nicole.
Kidman’s name was mentioned by her ex-husband, however, during a masterclass he hosted at the film festival, according to the outlet.
“We worked together to find the tone: [Stanley Kubrick]Nic and me,” he said, while discussing a scene in “Eyes Wide Shut.”
Cruise and Kidman were married from 1990 to 2001, during which time they adopted two children: Isabella (29) and Connor (27).
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