“Good movies”: Tom Cruise paid Glen Powell $1M in $1.49B film that saved Hollywood 

Glen Powell's rise to fame can in large part be attributed to the film, which he nearly opted out of. 

Top Gun: Maverick, a film starring Tom Cruise, did the best job possible of reviving cinema. 

Upon the release of the sequel, every actor who had even the smallest role ...

...to perform in the movie proved to be of significant importance.

Powell had previously stated that not obtaining the part of the Rooster ...

...had hurt him and that he was less interested in playing Hangman. 

However, the actor didn't actually decide to say yes until Cruise intervened and offered some guidance. 

In the end, he is incredibly grateful to the actor for having helped him make the wise choices. 

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