David Letterman Shades ‘Mr. Big Shot’ Tom Cruise On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Talk present legend David Letterman rode “Mr. Big Shot” Tom Cruise for skipping Sunday’s Oscars, regardless of “Top Gun: Maverick” being a contender. (Watch the video beneath.)

“Now here’s something that may be a little sensitive,” Letterman instructed Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the awards ceremony, on Wednesday. “Where was Tom Cruise?”

Kimmel mentioned he heard imprecise “production issues” involving “Mission: Impossible ― Dead Reckoning Part II” as the explanation, however “we have no idea what happened.”

“But Tom Cruise should have been there celebrating his big jet pack maverick show,” Letterman insisted.

Kimmel recommended that Letterman was proper in guessing that Cruise didn’t really feel like he would win, so he didn’t present up.

“Between you and me, he should have been there, right?” Letterman repeated.

“He is the prince of Hollywood,” Kimmel replied.

Letterman complimented Kimmel on making the Oscars a hit, even with out “Mr. Big Shot” being there. “Nice going, Jimmy,” he mentioned.

It was later revealed that Kimmel needed to scrap a tribute to Cruise when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed he wouldn’t attend. But Kimmel nonetheless labored in a joke poking enjoyable at a scene from the film and Scientology.

“Tom Cruise with his shirt off in that beach football scene? L. Ron Hubba Hubba, you know what I’m saying?” Kimmel cracked.

“Maverick” star Cruise was up for a Best Picture Oscar as a producer on the blockbuster, and the movie was nominated in 5 different classes. It received for Best Sound.