A squadron of French Army fighter jets flew over Cannes in honor of Tom Cruise

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A squadron of French Army fighter jets flew over Cannes in honor of Tom Cruise

Cannes Film Festival General Delegate Thierry Fremaux and the cast of “Top Gun: Maverick” Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis, the producer Jerry Bruckheimer and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie pose at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (Reuters)

Eight aircraft of the French Air Patrol – an acrobatic group of the army – flew over the Palais des Festivals in Cannes and drew the French flag in the airas the culmination of the parade on the red carpet of tom cruise and the rest of the team Top Gun: Maverick.

Cruise, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm; director Joseph Kosinski and the rest of the cast posed for the press moments before entering the screening of the sequel to top gunwhich is previewed at the festival as part of a special tribute to the Hollywood star.

Cruise walked the red carpet first, taking time to sign autographs and take photos with fans, and was later joined by the rest of the crew, including Connelly in a dazzling silver dress.

Astronaut and pilot Thomas Pesquet was also present, who in 2021 spent six months on the International Space Station. “I think a lot of people of my generation became pilots because of top gun. That job was already good but with that movie it became great,” said the 44-year-old Frenchman.

the protagonist of Mission Impossible returns with honors to a contest in which it was for the first and last time 30 years ago, when another May 18, but in 1992, presented out of competition a very distant horizondirected by Ron Howard and co-starring his former partner Nicole Kidman.

American actresses also walked the red carpets Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Viola Daviswho tomorrow receives the Woman in Motion award or the Spanish actor and model Jon Kortajarena.

Tom Cruise with part of the cast of "Top Gun: Maverick"  which is out of competition (Reuters)
Tom Cruise with part of the cast of “Top Gun: Maverick” that is out of competition (Reuters)

“I make movies for the big screenCruise said to applause in an interview onstage at the Debussy Theater in Cannes. “My films will not come out directly on the platforms. Going to the movies is sharing an experience, whatever our culture or language is,” she explained.

“I like to go see the movies in the movie theater when they come out. I wear a cap so as not to be recognized, ”he added before a thousand fans, who cheered him widely.

“Together we will get out of this situation”, he added, referring to the drop in viewers in theaters due to television competition and the health crisis.

Surprise for Tom Cruise: he received an Honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes (Reuters)
Surprise for Tom Cruise: he received an Honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes (Reuters)

Cannes did everything possible to celebrate the star with the unexpected delivery of an honorary Palme d’Or. The president of the festival, Pierre Lescure, announced the award on stage just before the screening began. Cruise kept the top prize at Cannes as the audience gave the actor a standing ovation.

The stopover in Cannes Top Gun: Maverick is part of a world tour for the film ahead of its May 27 release in theaters.

To pay tribute to the actor already "top gun"The French Patrol, the aerobatic team of the Air Force, will fly over the Festival venue before the gala performance (Reuters)
To pay tribute to the actor and “Top Gun”, the French Patrol, the aerial acrobatics team of the Air Force, will fly over the Festival venue before the gala performance (Reuters)

Cruise discussed his dedication to film in an interview that kept away from any personal questions. She responded to interviewer Didier Allouc’s insistence on why she takes so many risks by making her own stunts.

“Nobody asked Gene Kelly ‘Why do you dance?'”Cruise replied.

It is expected that tonight, after the screening, Cruise will fly to London to attend the preview in that city on Thursday, which will be attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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