When Tom Cruise Knew He Was A Hollywood ‘Lifer’

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

The blockbuster debut of Top Gun: Maverick reinforced the obvious: Even though he’s approaching 60, Tom Cruise is still one of the world’s most bankable movie stars. Considering his breakthrough movie, Risky Business, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year, that’s quite a run Cruise has had, with more than $4.3 billion in domestic grosses in that time. It’s the kind of career Cruise has always dreamed about; speaking at a Cannes MasterClass Conversation, Cruise talked about the time early in his career when he knew he’d found his calling and would never take it for granted. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Cruise)


Top Gun: Maverick is now playing in theaters.

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