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Tom Cruise awarded surprise honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

Prior to the debut of the Top Gun: Maverick at the movie event in France festival director Thierry Fremaux lauded Cruise's career by playing a tribute reel and then presenting him with a surprise Palme d'Or award. Appearing shocked, Cruise accepted the prestigious honour and simply uttered the word, "Wow", while the audience members offered a standing ovation. "An incredible evening and an incredible time. Just to see everyone's faces. It's been 36 years since Top Gun and we had to hold this for two years because of the (Covid-19) pandemic..."

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