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Tom Cruise Wanted To Fly An F-18 Jet In Top Gun: Maverick, But The Navy Said No

Tom Cruise is known for doing a lot of his own stunts. He even flew a helicopter in Mission: Impossible: Fallout. For his next movie, Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise wanted to fly an actual F-18 jet, but the Navy said no.

“The Navy wouldn’t let him fly an F-18,” producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Empire magazine (via USA Today).

Cruise wasn’t totally shut out of flying aircraft, however, as he actually flew a P-51 plane and helicopters for stunt sequences. “He can do just about anything in an airplane,” Bruckheimer said.

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