Although it has been decades since Jonathan Lipnicki starred in major productions like “Jerry Maguire” and “Stuart Little,” he has not given up on his acting career, especially since he has Tom Cruise rooting for him. According to the actor, he still keeps in touch with the “Top Gun” star and once got invited to Cruise’s home to seek guidance on his career.
“I went over to his house because I actually — I cold-called his office at United Artists and asked for advice and, you know, he got back to me, and I went over,” Lipnicki told Access Hollywood in 2017. “A big part of his success he attributes to being on time, and being polite to people and knowing people’s names, and it was incredible to sit down with one of your favorite actors and have an hour-long conversation about acting.”
Cruise remains Lipnicki’s mentor to this day, offering guidance whenever he needs it. “He’s always said if you have any questions the door’s always open and he’s always been really responsive and helpful,” Lipnicki shared with the Daily Mail. Cruise even expressed interest in Lipnicki’s life, including what kind of car he drives. “I had a new car — I had a 67 Mustang for a while — and [Cruise] wanted to see it so I sent him a picture of that,” Lipnicki recalled. “He’s a cool guy!”