The idea of seeing Tom Cruise and Timothée Chalamet sharing the screen is an exciting prospect for many fans. This anticipation is further fueled by Timothée’s recent revelations about his admiration for the iconic Top Gun star in a GQ interview. Timothée shared details of an email Tom sent him after they met following the completion of “Dune: Part One.” In this email, Tom provided a list of recommended stuntmen for Timothée to train with before beginning work on “Dune: Part Two.” The email was described by Timothée as “wonderfully inspiring” and served as a call to arms, emphasizing the dedication and commitment required in the film industry.
In a testament to his genuine admiration for Tom Cruise, Timothée confessed to being an avid fan. During the shooting of “Dune: Part Two,” he watched Tom’s airplane thriller, “Top Gun: Maverick,” an impressive eight times. Timothée was so enthralled by the film that he even went as far as booking an entire cinema hall for a special screening for the crew.
Reflecting on his experience, Timothée expressed that “Top Gun” served as a profound source of inspiration while working on “Dune.” Despite some crew members initially underestimating the film, Timothée held it in high regard, considering it one of the greatest films he’s ever encountered.
“Top Gun: Maverick,” directed by Joseph Kosinski, is the long-awaited sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 blockbuster, where Tom reprised his role as Maverick, a US navy aviator. The sequel’s release, 36 years after the original, was met with great success, earning an impressive $1.5 billion at the box office.
Tom Cruise’s most recent appearance was in “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” earlier in the year, marking the seventh installment in his beloved spy thriller franchise.
As for Timothée Chalamet, audiences can look forward to seeing him in Paul King’s musical fantasy “Wonka,” set to hit Indian cinemas on December 8, promising another exciting chapter in his flourishing career.