Tom Cruise was showered with quite a few standing ovations on the Cannes Movie Pageant on Wednesday, the place he was awarded the honorary Palme d’Or award.
The “High Gun: Maverick” star was moved to tears by the accolade — probably the most prestigious award on the iconic annual movie competition.
“Thanks to your time. I make these motion pictures for all of you,” the Hollywood star informed the viewers.
Cannes officers pulled out all of the stops to fete the 59-year-old actor, paying tribute to Cruise with a red-carpet premiere that includes a flyby of jets trailing smoke within the colours of the French flag.
The competition’s president, Pierre Lescure, handed Cruise the award — given to solely 15 individuals previously — simply moments earlier than the screening started.
Cruise additionally credited his collaborators at Paramount for his newest onscreen enterprise within the “High Gun” sequel.
“I make these motion pictures for all of you.”
“All of them labored so laborious to deliver this to the large display, and it’s a dream to be right here. I’m by no means going to neglect this night,” he stated.
The Palme d’Or is the best prize awarded on the annual competition after it was launched in 1955.
Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly attend the screening of “High Gun: Maverick” throughout the seventy fifth annual Cannes Movie Pageant.Samir Hussein/WireImage
The award changed the Grand Prix du Pageant Worldwide du Movie as the best prize, which was handed out to recipients from 1939 till 1954.
The Palme d’Or was once more changed by the Grand Prix, earlier than being reintroduced in 1975 and stored in place ever since.
Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly watch an acrobatics efficiency on the pink carpet with Greg Tarzan Davis (L), Keleigh Sperry, and Linda Bruckheimer.AFP by way of Getty Photos
Earlier on within the day, Cruise had a message for individuals questioning why he dangers his life to do his personal stunts within the new action-packed movie.
“Nobody requested Gene Kelly, ‘Why do you dance?’” he stated Tuesday throughout a masterclass on the competition.
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Tom Cruise walks earlier than receiving a Palme d’Or forward of the screening of the movie “High Gun : Maverick.”AFP by way of Getty Photos