Tom Cruise receives happy 60th birthday wishes from Mission Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie and Top Gun colleague Val Kilmer
Tom Cruise received birthday wishes from a number of high profile employees when he turned 60 on Sunday.
Among those who posted birthday wishes was perennial A-lister filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie, who has worked alongside Cruise in 2012’s Jack Reacher and multiple Mission: Impossible films, including the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Part Two.
“Happy 60th birthday, Tom,” McQuarrie wrote on an accompanying shot of Cruise clinging to the wing of a vintage airplane in mid-air.
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Cruise, who returned to the role of Capt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the summer hit Top Gun: Maverick, also received kind words from two of his co-stars in the film, Val Kilmer and Glen Powell.
Kilmer said, ‘Congratulations Mav @TomCruise from Ice!’ in reference to his reprise of the role of Adm. Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky in the sequel.
Powell, who plays Lieutenant Jake “Hangman” Seresin in the film, reposted the death-defying image McQuarrie shared.
He wrote: ‘This is 60. TC, there is simply no one like you. Hang in there. Happy Birthday!’
Christopher McQuarrie, who has worked alongside Cruise in 2012’s Jack Reacher and on multiple Mission: Impossible films, shared a shot of Cruise clinging to the wing of a vintage airplane in mid-air.
Cruise, who returned to the role of Maverick in the summer hit Top Gun: Maverick, also received kind words from two of his co-stars in the film, Val Kilmer and Glen Powell.
The film has been a huge success as, according to Box Office Mojo, it has amassed $564 million in box office totals and over $1.1 billion in international totals, making Cruise’s highest-grossing film ever on a worldwide basis.
This weekend, the film dropped just 16 percent from the previous weekend, an almost unheard of drop for such a high-profile blockbuster.
Cruise was seen performing in Cambridgeshire, England, last November perfecting the stunt, while he was seen donning a bodysuit and headgear during the death-defying sequence, Page Six reported.
The plane in the stunt is a 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane and was 2,000 feet in the air when Cruise performed the maneuver.
The outlet reported that the stunt was likely in preparation for an upcoming Mission: Impossible movie.