Jennifer Connelly praises the performance of Tom Cruise and says he deserves a nomination for Academy Awards

In an interview on January 22, 2023, Jennifer Connelly gave an interview to Variety at the Sundance Film Festival. In the interview, she said that Tom Cruise‘s performance as Peter “Maverick” Mitchell was “extraordinary” and deserves an Oscar nomination.

Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly in the Top Gun movie

Connelly said, “He does an amazing job in the movie. He’s extraordinary as a person and fantastic as an actor, and I think that he is just perfect. He embodies that character so beautifully, and I think he absolutely deserves it.”

Connelly plays the character of Penny in Top Gun: Maverick. She adds that Tom Cruise the movie is a really well-made film. Additionally, she praised Cruise’s work and talked about the effort Tom had put in for that role. She added, ” I think the relationship he has with Miles [Teller]’s character is so beautiful and moving.”

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Needless to say, she also mentioned the flying sequences, the wild stunts which included him and other cast members flying in the backseat of real F-18s for the movie.

The Academy Awards nominations will be announced Today. Moreover, Cruise has already received the best actor nomination for the movie at the Critics Choice Awards, but Brendan Fraser won for The Whale’s.