Tom Cruise “deserves” an Oscar nomination, according to Jennifer Connelly, who calls him “amazing.”
Hollywood queen Jennifer Connelly is all in for Tom Cruise, who plays her co-pilot in “Top Gun: Maverick”! The 95th Academy Awards nominations are scheduled to be announced today, and the 52-year-old is waiting to hear Cruise’s name. Rarely are action stars nominated for Best Actor, which is usually given to actors who play tragic parts.
She told Variety that “He’s extraordinary.” She continued, “I think he does an outstanding job in the movie.
“He is exceptional both as a person and an actor, and I believe that he is simply…perfect. He really captures that character, in my opinion. He definitely deserves it, in my opinion “She made the comment in regard to rumours that Cruise would receive an Oscar nomination.
In addition to reprising his role as Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the first “Top Gun” film, Cruise produced “Top Gun: Maverick,” claims report, a US-based news source.
Connelly continued, “I believe the picture is a really well-made film, and you know, it’s incredibly hard to make a film like that.” The movie has earned over $1.4 billion overseas.
Connelly, who plays Cruise’s love interest Penny Benjamin, was eager to praise Cruise’s contributions to the film as a whole. Connelly said that Cruise should break that trend this year when asked in an interview with Variety. Connelly continued, “I believe the movie is extremely well-made, and it’s really difficult to make a movie like that.
She said, “And also, think about Tom’s work—think about the things he performed for that job. She described Cruise’s bond with actor Miles Teller’s character Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw as “so beautiful and moving” in addition to all the things on the ground and how fantastic he is in those sequences and forging those ties.
She also complimented the actor’s piloting skills, many of which he had independently acquired. “The amount of work he put into those flying sequences is extraordinary. It is, in fact, “She told the publication that she was quoted in a certain piece.
Despite being nominated for two Golden Globe Awards—in the categories of Best Motion Picture, Drama, and Best Original Song—”Top Gun: Maverick” and Cruise failed to win either of them.