Cannes 2022: Tom Cruise receives Palme d’Or award.
Tom Cruise was the star of the Cannes Film Festival 2022 on Wednesday as he not only gracefully entered the venue with fighter jets, but also at the premiere of his picture, Top Gun: Maverick, he received a standing ovation from the audience. Tom cried after seeing the reaction to his action film at the screening.
Fans greeted him with whoops and hollers, while the Patrouille de France aerobatic team from the French Air Force soared overhead, painting the sky with red, white, and blue coloured smoke trails."Tom! Tom!" fans cheered as Cruise emerged from a black sedan earlier in the day.
Cruise was in town to promote the long-awaited sequel to "Top Gun: Maverick," which was delayed for two years due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Tom Cruise received an honorary Palme d'Or award and spoke about his love of movies during his first visit to the Cannes Film Festival in 30 years on Wednesday to promote "Top Gun: Maverick." Tom Cruise was moved by the standing ovation.He said during the ceremony, "They have worked incredibly hard to get this to the big screen, and that's a dream to be here," he remarked during the ceremony. This will be a night I will never forget.
He last visited Cannes in 1992 with his then-wife Nicole Kidman for the premiere of "Far and Away," and he is the only Hollywood megastar of that period to have maintained his box office power as he approaches 60.
"He has one of the highest success percentages in the history of cinema," festival director Thierry Fremaux remarked. "This person has not been seen on any streaming services, TV shows, or advertising. He's a film buff."
Meanwhile, Cruise's fight is to help movie theaters recover from the outbreak. His 39 films as a leading man have grossed just under $8.5 billion (8 billion euros) globally, and Box Office Pro believes that "Top Gun: Maverick" might gross $390 million in the US alone.
Critics have praised the film's "slick cinematography, crew camaraderie, spectacular airborne combat, a startling emotional wallop, and, in Tom Cruise, a magnetic movie-star performance as reassuring as an old leather jacket," according to Empire magazine.