Tom Cruise returned to the Cannes Film Festival after 30 years and took his award

Tom Cruise is back at the Cannes Film Festival after 30 years
Tom Cruise was greeted with a standing ovation at the festival.

Actor Tom Cruise received a thunderous ovation after he was presented with a “surprise” Palme d’Or, one that genuinely seemed to take him off guard.

The American arrived at the 75th Cannes Film Festival with the presentation of the new film Top Gun: Maverick, in which he played the main role. The action movie will be released worldwide on May 27.

The last time Tom Cruise was at this festival 30 years ago — in the spring of 1992, when the actor was presenting a Ron Howard film, Variety reports.

“This is an incredible evening and an incredible time... just to see everyone’s faces,” Cruise said.

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