Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise are two of the biggest actors in Hollywood. Both have given many blockbusters in their respective acting careers. Although the two have worked together in one film, Tropic Thunder, over the years, they share a great bond of friendship.
However, there was a time when their friendship went through a hiccup due to a drunken incident that occurred while playing ping-pong. The Iron Man star shared how things escalated after they both became competitive. Scroll down to find out more.
During his appearance on the David Letterman show, Robert Downey Jr. admitted. openly pushed himself too far after losing to Tom Cruise. He openly admitted that he knocked out the Top Gun actor during a raucous game of ping pong on a drunken afternoon. What started as a friendly game took an unexpected turn with Cruise always getting the better of Downey Jr.
“The first time I met Tom Cruise, we were at my friend’s house and we were playing ping pong. Because it’s like, ‘let’s do something competitive’. So, playing ping-pong with him, and I’m ethnic because it’s clear that it’s wiped out for me, 21 to 4. But then I jumped the net. I split this thing into about 6000 pieces. It’s clearly wasted.”
When heard about the reaction of Robert Downey Jr. at his loss, David Letterman couldn’t contain his laughter and questioned Tom Cruise’s response. The MCU actor then went on to recount how he actually managed to scare the Top Gun actor with his behavior. The Iron Man actor said, “I think he was scared and sad. You know. He hasn’t called me since. Tom, drop a line.” Watch the video below:
In a shocking way, Robert Downey Jr. Tom Cruise, known for his competitive and defiant nature, joked about his retirement. As he finished his story, the audience erupted in laughter and enthusiastic applause.
Robert Downey Jr. is famous. not only for his excellent performances but also for his ability to maintain friendly relations with his peers and colleagues. RDJ now has a great bond of friendship.
So what do you think about Tom Cruise and RDJ’s competitive ping pong? Let us know in the comments.
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