Tom Cruise will attend the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival where a special tribute will be paid to his career.
The Top Gun star will join journalist Didier Allouch onstage for a chat ahead of the May 18 screening of the anticipated Top Gun: Maverick sequel.
Hollywood A-lister Cruise has only performed once at the world-famous festival, thirty years ago in 1992.
He attended a screening of Ron Howard’s Far and Away, the festival’s closing film, and presented director Bille August with the prestigious Palme d’Or for his film The Best Intentions.
Exactly 30 years later, the Festival de Cannes will pay him an “extraordinary tribute” for his life’s work, the organizers said.
Top Gun: Maverick is slated to hit theaters next month on May 27th.
Other starring roles are starring Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman and Ed Harris.
Cruise is known for a number of classic films including Rain Man, Vanilla Sky, Jerry Maguire and The Last Samurai, as well as the action blockbuster series Mission: Impossible.
In January, it was announced that the release of the Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 films had been postponed in response to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The latest installment of the $3.5 billion franchise was originally slated for a May 2022 release, but was pushed back again to the following September due to a surge in US Covid-19 cases caused by the Delta variant.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/tom-cruise-to-receive-special-tribute-at-75th-cannes-film-festival-41509682.html Tom Cruise receives special recognition at the 75th Cannes Film Festival