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One of Tom's all-time classic movie moments has been imitated by men in bars across the country. In Top Gun, Tom Cruise's character, Maverick, serenades Kelly McGillis with a rousing rendition of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling."

Tom even serenaded Katie with the song at their wedding! "Were you a little more on key?" Oprah asks. Tom says he hopes he was. "I don't know why I wasn't offered musicals after that," he jokes.

Filming Top Gun was a dream come true for Tom. "I always wanted to be a pilot," he says. "[As a kid,] I used to travel with two pictures when we moved around. I had a picture of a P-51 and a Spitfire. And I used to make models all the time of airplanes."

What Tom remembers most about filming the movie was riding motorcycles and flying in an F-14 plane. "I said, 'When I make this film, I've got to be able to fly in that F-14. I need three flights in that F-14.'"

Even now, Tom says he has a "need for speed." Two of his favorite pastimes are riding motorcycles and piloting his own plane!
FROM: Celebrating 25 Years in Film with Tom Cruise
Published on May 29, 2008


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