Tom Cruise, 60, unveils ripped physique as he pilots his own helicopter into London


Tom Cruise channeled his beloved character Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell from his recently rebooted film Top Gun while piloting his helicopter on Wednesday.

The actor, 60, who has had his pilot’s license since 1994 and owns several aircrafts looked the picture of confidence as he landed his chopper in South West London.

The movie star put his incredibly toned body on display as he made his way to the helicopter base.

Ripped: Tom Cruise put his incredibly toned body on display as he made his way to a helicopter base in London on Wednesday 

Tom’s impeccably ripped arms were highlighted by a blue polo shirt paired with navy trousers.  

Enjoying the London heatwave, the Hollywood heath throb gave onlookers a friendly wave while carrying a black backpack. 

The father-of-three wore a pair of aviator glasses which added to the suave look. 

Hollywood hero: The actor channeled his beloved character Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell from his recently rebooted film Top Gun while piloting his helicopter

Hollywood hero: The actor channeled his beloved character Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell from his recently rebooted film Top Gun while piloting his helicopter 

Sky ready: The actor, 60, has had his license since 1994 and owns several aircrafts

Sky ready: The actor, 60, has had his license since 1994 and owns several aircrafts

It comes after Tom’s film Top Gun: Maverick reached a new milestone, as it surpassed $600 million at the international box office.

The tally brings the sequel to more than $1.2 billion worldwide, solidifying it as Paramount Pictures’ ‘highest grossing film ever globally,’ as reported by Deadline.

The film, which was directed by Joseph Kosinski, is presently at $602.5M from 65 offshore markets.

And in North America it sits at $606 million, for a grand total of $1,208.5 billion globally.

Hey there: Enjoying the London heatwave, the Hollywood heath throb gave onlookers a friendly wave while carrying a black backpack

Hey there: Enjoying the London heatwave, the Hollywood heath throb gave onlookers a friendly wave while carrying a black backpack

Heart-throb: The father-of-three wore a pair of aviator glasses which added to the suave look

Heart-throb: The father-of-three wore a pair of aviator glasses which added to the suave look

It is only the 12th film to ever cross the $600 million mark at the domestic box office.

Internationally, Top Gun: Maverick holds the number three spot for the production company’s highest titles ever.

Meanwhile, in 28 overseas markets — including France, Australia, and the UK — the flick is the biggest Paramount live action movie ever.

Notably, this is the first film in Tom Cruise’s decades-long career to earn $1 billion. 

Also notable is that Maverick outshined Titanic as Paramount’s number one domestic grossing film of all time.

Impressive: Top Gun: Maverick has reached a new milestone, as it surpassed $600M at the international box office

Impressive: Top Gun: Maverick has reached a new milestone, as it surpassed $600M at the international box office

New heights: The tally brings the sequel to more than 1.2B worldwide, solidifying it as Paramount's 'highest grossing film ever globally,' as reported by Deadline

New heights: The tally brings the sequel to more than 1.2B worldwide, solidifying it as Paramount’s ‘highest grossing film ever globally,’ as reported by Deadline

The entertainment publication reported the week’s top offshore markets through Thursday as the UK with $88.8M, Japan with $65.4M, Australia with $55.9M, France $46M and Korea, $41.4M. 

The film was originally supposed to be released in June 2020, but Paramount held off on the release until more fans were able to return following the pandemic lockdowns. 

His Top Gun franchise took the global film market by storm, both in 1986 and 2022, but it’s not all for the big screen – as Tom has actually been a real life licensed pilot since 1994.

Incredible: Maverick is only the 12th film to cross $600 million at the domestic box office; Jay Ellis, Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, Glen Powell and Greg Tarzan Davis at a news conference in June

Incredible: Maverick is only the 12th film to cross $600 million at the domestic box office; Jay Ellis, Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, Glen Powell and Greg Tarzan Davis at a news conference in June

And while the jets were flown by someone else in the original flick, it was the actor in the driving seat for the recent sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.

The cast of the film underwent months of flying training in preparation for the role, as they took to the sky themselves for the scenes.

While Tom wasn’t allowed to fly an actual F-18 jet, he was the pilot of other planes during the film – and even had to figure out his own camera shots while in the plane, with no space for a director inside.

Where it all started: Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in 1986's Top Gun

Where it all started: Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in 1986’s Top Gun

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