Tom Cruise on the Croisette for the new “Top Gun”

Tom Cruise on the Croisette for the new “Top Gun”

The Cannes Film Festival did not forget to play the glamorous card on Wednesday May 18. Tom Cruise dons 36 years after the elite pilot suit that made him a star, in Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinski, with the mission of helping cinemas regain their pre-health crisis level. Patrouille de France, “bright” smile and red carpet… Throwback, in pictures, to Tom Cruise’s day on the Croisette.

Realization : Olivier JUSZCZAK

  • Tom Cruise poses for photographers arriving at the photo call for the film “Top Gun: Maverick” at the 75th international film festival, in Cannes, on May 18, 2022. — PETROS GIANNAKOURIS/AP/SIPA

    The Festival did not forget to play the glamorous card on Wednesday, with the presence of Tom Cruise who created a stir as soon as he arrived by helicopter.

  • Tom Cruise at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2022 in Cannes. — JMHAEDRICH/JPPARIENTE/SIPA

    He hosted a masterclass during which he defended cinemas against streaming platforms. “I make movies for the big screen. My films will not be released directly on the platforms. Going to the cinema is sharing an experience, whatever our culture or our language. I go to see the films in theaters when they come out. I put my cap on (not to be recognized),” the star said.

  • Tom Cruise, left, and Jennifer Connelly pose for photographers during the photo call for the film ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, South of France, Wednesday May 18, 2022. — VIANNEY LE CAER/AP/SIPA

    Tom Cruise dons 36 years after the elite pilot suit that made him a star, in Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinski, blockbuster with a nod to The stuff of heroessigned Philip Kaufman (1983).

  • Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly pose for photographers during the photo call for the film ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, South of France, Wednesday May 18, 2022. — RUNE HELLESTAD/UPI/SIPA

    It’s with the first chapter Top Gun that the comedian who had just broken through with Risky Business (1983) became a superstar in the fighter pilot outfit of “Maverick”, nickname of the character.

  • Lewis Pullman, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Joseph Kosinski, Jerry Bruckheimer, Christopher McQuarrie, Greg Tarzan Davis and Danny Ramirez attend the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ photocall during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2022 in Cannes. — JPPARIENTE/JMHAEDRICH/SIPA

    This less warmongering sequel turns the page on the Top Gun initial, directed by Tony Scott, immense success in 1986 but collection of virilist symbols of America under Ronald Reagan.

  • Tom Cruise and Miles Teller pose for photographers during the photo call for the film ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, South of France, Wednesday May 18, 2022. — JOEL C RYAN/AP/SIPA

    With notably Miles Teller (whiplash) as the son of “Goose”, the former teammate of “Maverick” and character killed in the first episode.

  • Tom Cruise arrives for the presentation of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals, on May 18, 2022, in Cannes. — JMHAEDRICH/JPPARIENTE/SIPA

    At 59, the great regular at blockbusters, still does his stunts himself on set.

  • Tom Cruise arrives for the presentation of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals, on May 18, 2022, in Cannes. — JACQUES BENAROCH/SIPA

    To make a sequel three decades later, with a main hero soon to be 60 years old, was all a trap.

  • Tom Cruise arrives for the presentation of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals, on May 18, 2022, in Cannes. — VIANNEY LE CAER/AP/SIPA

    Time does not seem to pass on the face of the American star…

  • Ellie Fanning arrives for the presentation of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals, on May 18, 2022, in Cannes. — SHUTTERSTOCK/SIPA

    On the red carpet, we spotted comedian Ellie Fanning.

  • Hélène Sy and Omar Sy arrive for the presentation of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals, on May 18, 2022, in Cannes. — JMHAEDRICH/JPPARIENTE/SIPA

    Or Hélène and Omar Sy.

  • Lady Amelia Spencer and Lady Eliza Spencer arrive for the presentation of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2022 in Cannes. — ANTHONY HARVEY/SIPA

    Lady Amelia Spencer and Lady Eliza Spencer, Lady Diana’s nieces, looked lovely.

  • Thomas Pesquet arrives for the presentation of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals, on May 18, 2022, in Cannes. — VIANNEY LE CAER/AP/SIPA

    And of course, the most famous of French pilots, Thomas Pesquet, looked up at his favorite playground, the sky.

  • The Patrouille de France passes through the skies of Cannes for the presentation of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals, May 18, 2022. — DANIEL COLE/AP/SIPA

    The planes of the blue-white-red squad of the Patrouille de France provided the show.

  • Tom Cruise for the presentation of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals, May 18, 2022. — PETROS GIANNAKOURIS/AP/SIPA

    “He inspired a generation of pilots,” tweeted the official French Air Force aerobatic patrol who posed with the Hollywood actor on Tuesday.

  • Tom Cruise receives a Palm d’Or before the presentation of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals, on May 18, 2022, in Cannes. — JP PARIENTE/SIPA

    Just before the screening of Top Gun: Maverick the actor received an honorary Palme d’or. The film will be released in French theaters on May 25, and two days later in the United States.

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