Top Gun: Maverick grossed over $1.4 billion on a budget of $170 million and secured its place as one of the biggest hits of 2022. The movie has also received 6 Oscar nominations, including one in the best picture category, and just like that Tom Cruise has become the prince of Hollywood. It seems like the global success of Top Gun: Maverick has boosted the actor’s ego and made him feel like he belongs in the film industry. But the star isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Tom Cruise Is Back In Hollywood
A source of Life & Style spoke to the magazine about the Jack Reacher star and how he is doing after the global success of Top Gun: Maverick. The insider dished that Cruise is feeling the public adoration combined with the validation of the Oscar nod. As per the source:
“Tom may have moved out of Hollywood, but he’s back in the mix in the industry he adores and he’s finally feeling the love again. He’s telling people that this is his year. It doesn’t hurt that he’s now heading to the Oscars with a nod for such a huge blockbuster. Put it this way: Tom’s back on top.”
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Tom Cruise should be feeling the love because he conquered the box office with a film that became the second highest-grossing film in a year when everyone in Hollywood was anxious if theaters can bounce back after the pandemic.
At the 2023 Oscars nominee luncheon, Steven Spielberg told the actor that he had saved the film industry and theatrical distribution with Top Gun: Maverick. However, all the critical and audience love has not gotten into the head of the veteran star. He is still an intensely private person.
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Tom Cruise Likes Staying Private
The Life & Style magazine source further said that the Top Gun actor can now accept his mistakes. The insider also dished that he still likes to stay private and out of the limelight. As per the informant:
“Tom’s able to own up to the fact that he’s made some mistakes. Tom doesn’t like to discuss his private life, not even really with friends, so everyone has stopped asking and mainly stick to talking about work, hobbies, etc., with him. They accept his boundaries and admire his business accomplishments, especially what he’s done with Maverick.”
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Cruise’s dedication to keeping his life private came after years of him facing intense public scrutiny and paparazzi intrusion into his relationships. The media documented everything from his and Katie Holmes’ marriage to the birth of their daughter. But in stark contrast nowadays, action star isn’t photographed in public anymore.
In fact, fans of the prolific actor will be hard-pressed to remember a recent time when he was seen on the streets strolling around. So the star has been able to control his life and enjoy the fan reverence while keeping the windows shut on his personal life.
Source: Life & Style