would rather be boring than lose control of an interview. He’s learned from his aberrations, whether jumping the couch or advising people not to take prescription drugs. And so, his participation in a May 18 MasterClass Conversation at Cannes could have been an extension of Paramount
’s 68-page press kit for “Top Gun: Maverick
,” which basically shoves aside director Joseph Kosinski
to promote the film’s almighty producer (with lip service to Jerry Bruckheimer
Tom Cruise waited until they could do it right. Tom Cruise labored for years figuring out the right script, as well as the best time and place to execute.
And of course, Cruise insisted that the studio wait to release the movie in theaters. The sole breakthrough moment in French journalist Didier Allouch
’s valiant attempt to open up his Cannes quarry was a set-up for a message Cruise is happy to promote: The