Tom Cruise and “Top Gun: Maverick” arrive in Cannes

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Tom Cruise in Cannes. Photo by AFP

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Tom Cruise mania landed in Cannes, where the actor quickly appeared at the French film festival to join the screening ofTop Gun: Maverickhype the big screen and sit down for an extraordinary interview. Cruise brought a noticeable buzz to the Croisette, where people gathered around the Palais des Festivals to see the 59-year-old star.

The actor has not been to the festival for three decades., but with massive press disruption challenging the theater experience, Cannes and Cruise showed a sense of old friendships. “He’s a devotee of film,” said art director Thierry Fremaux. Cruise’s enthusiastic reception was touched by an action hero sent to save the day.

“I make movies for the big screen,” Cruise said of applauding in a stage interview at the Debussy theater in Cannes.

Cruise, present at the screening of "Top Gun: Maverick", at the Cannes Film Festival.  Photo by Reuters

Cruise, present at the screening of “Top Gun: Maverick”, at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo by Reuters

The festival paid tribute to Cruise, consisting of a video montage covering his entire career, then the actor discussed his dedication to the film in an interview that avoided any personal questions.

He responded to interviewer Didier Allouc’s insistence on why Monsieur Cruise takes so much risk in doing his own stunts. “Nobody asked Gene Kelly‘ why are you dancing? ’” Cruise replied.

launching the tour

The American actor posed with Jennifer Connelly, co-star of the film.  Photo of Xinhua/Gao Jing

The American actor posed with Jennifer Connelly, co-star of the film. Photo of Xinhua/Gao Jing

The Cannes stop Top Gun: Maverick it’s part of a global film tour leading up to its release on the US holiday weekend (in a week). It arrived at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and premiered aboard an aircraft carrier in San Diego.

Paramount Pictures has delayed its release by two years due to the pandemic, a move that seems to be yielding good reviews and the expected Top Gun: Maverick This could easily be the best Cruise opening ever at the box office.

never streaming

Cruise, and his Palme d'Or.  Photo Reuters

Cruise, and his Palme d’Or. Photo Reuters

When asked if he was tempted to send the film to a streaming service, Cruise replied emphatically. “No, that’s never going to happen,” Cruise said to loud applause. “That will never happen.”

Cruise arranged most of the conversation to explain his extreme dedication to the art of filmmaking, how from a young age he researched every element of filmmaking and examined how some work best. big screen acting mode.

He is back in the filming of Patches (More than honor), from 1981, with George C. Scott, as a formative experience. “Please,” said Cruise, thinking at the time, “if I can do this for the rest of my life, I will never let it go.”

Cruise the red carpet in Cannes, with her cast members Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm.  Photo by Reuters

Cruise the red carpet in Cannes, with her cast members Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm. Photo by Reuters

That first success

Thanks for the charm of Cruise, top gunby Tony Scott, became a huge success, becoming the highest grossing film in 1986, grossing $ 176 million in the United States when it was released.

All those millions, without counting what was collected in old video stores, because the film knew how to be a pop iconography and a classic of pajama parties at the time.

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Source: Clarin

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