Tom Cruise stuns the crowd with his ageless look and helicopter at the Top Gun premiere

Tom Cruise portrays Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick more than 30 years since the release of the first film, in which he co-starred alongside Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis

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Tom Cruise looked lifeless at the premiere of the highly-anticipated Top Gun sequel this week, even though it’s been more than 30 years since the iconic original movie was released.

The 59-year-old actor may be nearing his 60th birthday milestone but he still has the same beautiful hair as when the first movie came out in 1986 – he was 23 years old then.

He attended a screening of the Top Gun: Maverick sequel recently, held aboard a retired aircraft carrier USS Midway in San Diego – where he waved to fans in the crowd.

And in keeping with the aerial theme, Tom – who plays Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the upcoming action movie – personally flew a helicopter to the red carpet event.

Tom Cruise attended the premiere of the movie Top Gun: Maverick recently


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The actor doesn’t look much different from when he appeared at the premiere of Top Gun in 1986


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The crowd cheered when he arrived at the screening, with the actor – who is said to be a producer on the new film – joking that getting into an Uber would be “too simple.”

The £125 million film was due for release in July 2019 but was pushed back to shoot the intricate flight scenes. Talking about the project, Tom said: “The film means a lot to me”.

He went to the premiere of the sequel in a helicopter


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He insists on doing his own stunts in the movie, including the jet flying. Director Jerry Bruckheimer, 79, said: “Every time you see him fly, it’s him on that jet.”

The film’s cast – which is due for UK premiere later this month – has been training for three months for the flights, with co-star Jay Ellis, 40, admitting: “We were all incredibly tremendous.”

He appeared in the first film alongside Kelly McGillis .


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He has been cast in a new movie starring actors including Jennifer Connelly



And co-worker Glen Powell, 33, said that Tom required training so that they “didn’t faint or vomit” while filming the highly anticipated project.

Others in the film include Jennifer Connelly, 51, who is said to play Tom’s character’s love interest. Val Kilmer reprises his role from the first film, returning as Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky.

Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 27.

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