Mickey Rourke branded him as ‘irrelevant’ in an explosive interview earlier this week.
But Tom Cruise, 60, appeared to taking the criticism in his stride on Tuesday by flashing his famous grin as he stepped out for the first time since it aired.
The Mission: Impossible actor opted for a smart-casual look as he arrived at Scott’s restaurant in London’s Mayfair wearing a black shirt, which he tucked into dark jeans.
The screen star was likely talking shop during his dinner as he was joined by Dame Donna Langley, who is the chair of Universal Pictures.
The meal was likely a celebratory event as the British film executive was made a dame at Windsor Castle earlier on Tuesday, and described the honour as ‘exceeding all expectations’.
Tom also sported a large designer silver watch, while he slipped his feet into a pair of black suede boots.
The film star stopped to sign autographs and pose for selfies with a crowd of fans that had gathered outside the swanky venue.
His outing comes after the Wrestler star Mickey, 69, didn’t hold back as he spoke about Tom while featuring as a guest on Piers Morgan Uncensored on Monday.