Top Gun salute to Tom Cruise

French Air Force fighter jets streaming red, white and blue smoke shot over the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday in a salute to Top Gun star Tom Cruise.

Moments earlier Tom Cruise walked the red carpet up the steps of the Palais des Festivals with Top Gun: Maverick producer Jerry Bruckheimer, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie and cast members Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller.

Top Gun flyover for Tom Cruise

The 59-year-old movie star was awarded an honorary Palme d’Or for a career of big-screen films.

Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 hit Top Gun, will open in American movie theaters on May 27.

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