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Tom Cruise is spotted in London after his film earned 6 Academy Award nominations

Cruise was photographed getting out of his helicopter in London.

Tom Cruise is back in London, where he spends a significant amount of his time. The actor and producer was photographed arriving in the city on his personal helicopter, following “Top Gun: Maverick’s” impressive six Academy Award nominations.

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Tom Cruise in London

Cruise was wearing jeans and a puffy jacket as he waved hello to the cameras. His hair was longer than usual and he was carrying a backpack as he got inside a car.

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Tom Cruise in London

This marks the first time Cruise has been spotted after the Academy Awards announced that his film “Top Gun: Maverick”, was nominated for six important awards. While Cruise wasn’t nominated for best actor, he is one of the film’s producers, and was nominated for best picture. “Top Gun: Maverick” also earned nominations for best adapted screenplay, best visual effects, best sound, and best film editing.

Tom Cruise reprises his role of Pete Mitchell in the new film, having previously played him in 1986. While his acting work in the film isn’t the type that is usually recognized by the Academy, many film critics and actors wanted him to be nominated due to his commitment to the film’s stunts and the work that he did to make sure the film looked as singular as possible.

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Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in 1986’s “Top Gun”

“He does an amazing job in the movie. He’s extraordinary as a person and fantastic as an actor, and I think that he is just perfect,” said his co-star Jennifer Connelly in an interview with Variety. “He embodies that character so beautifully, and I think he absolutely deserves it.”

Connelly also talked about the work Cruise did when piloting the planes and the amount of preparation required for the film’s elaborate stunts. “But the work that he did to accomplish those flying sequences, it’s something else,” she said.

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