Tom Cruise has been named this week ‘Honorary Naval Aviator’ in the framework of a sober and formal ceremony organized by the high command of the United States Navy, which is a recognition that is explained with the cinematographic “support” that the Hollywood star has been providing the country’s armed forces with such legendary films as ‘Top Gun’ (1986) or ‘Some good men’ (1992).
Such honor has also been awarded to producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who specializes in storytelling that deals with the day-to-day life of the armed forces and is responsible for titles such as the aforementioned ‘Top Gun’ or ‘Black Hawk shot down’. The event took place on Thursday at the Paramount Pictures studios in Los Angeles and the two honorees have not been slow to express both their gratitude and the excitement they both feel when working together again on the sequel ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, which will hit theaters in 2021.
Through a statement, the navy and, specifically, the air force that depends on it, wanted to highlight the “impact” that ‘Top Gun’ had on American popular culture by bringing the hard work and other vicissitudes of the pilots.
“ The film captured the hearts of millions of viewers and made a very positive impact on the way naval air forces are perceived. There is no more iconic film linked to the world of aviation that has introduced our task with such force into the collective imagination “, reads a note that also reveals that after the premiere of the film in 1986 the number of people who They requested to be part of the armed institution.