Let’s see, how about we take America’s new hunk and put a uniform on him? And then let’s have him fly the fastest planes in the world, work in the most dangerous environment imaginable, mix in some testosterone-filled competition (volleyball!) and then toss in a steamy love interest. Sound bankable? As Top Gun wowed audiences in 1986, it also showed how popular Cruise had become. A pilot in real life too, Cruise has worked on 34 films, producing 17 of them, which have banked $8 billion worldwide.
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