'Top Gun Maverick' star Glen Powell got kicked out of the VIP section of 'The Expendables 3' party

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Actor Glen Powell got his big break when he played the role of Hangman in Top Gun: Maverick (2022) at the age of 33. In fact, Powell has been in junior high for a long time, and his screen debut was in 2003's "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over." He was 15 years old. During his long career since then, he has had the bitter memory of not being recognized as a performer at a party for one of his films and being chased out by the security men.

After his role in Top Gun, Powell became a sought-after actor in Hollywood. However, that doesn't mean he wasn't active before that, having appeared in major productions such as The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Dream (2016). In 2014, he also appeared in the action movie ''The Expendables 3: World Mission'', which brought together Hollywood all-stars. Powell plays Thawne, a talented hacker and a new member of the mercenary group The Expendables. In the year of the film's release, a party was held at the Cannes Film Festival exclusively for those involved with the film, and Powell was naturally invited as a VIP. A tragedy occurred here.

In a video interview with The Hollywood ReporterThe Hollywood Reporter, Powell was asked about the "first crazy fight I ever had in Hollywood" and recalled what happened at the party. Among his many co-stars, including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, and Wesley Snipes, ``I was the only unknown person,'' says Powell, at the hotel where the party was held. This is how he describes the circumstances surrounding the fight.

"There was a banner at the Carlton Hotel with all the characters on it. A funny thing happened here, but I got kicked out of the VIP section of the Expendables 3 party. I was the VIP. There was a huge bouncer who decided I shouldn't be in the area, and it turned into a violent incident. I guess no one recognized me."

It's a very painful story to know that I was not recognized for my role in the film. Powell joked, ''Just because you have your own banner doesn't mean you can go to the party,'' but it must have been quite humiliating at the time. Powell's latest work is the disaster movie "Twisters," which will be released in July 2024. Future projects include a remake of Edgar Wright's Battle Runners (1987), Monsanto co-starring Anthony Mackie and Laura Dern, and A24's revenge thriller Hungtington. )” and other starring works followed. Given his success so far, even the bouncers at Cannes will surely recognize Powell.