Top Gun flyover for Tom

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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