In spite of his 60 years, Tom Cruise is still kicking Father Time.Fans of 'Top Gun' love his birthday.

Tom Cruise is celebrating his birthday today. It was July 3 when we turned 6-0.

It was July 3 that marked the big 6-0.ade it. There have been many of us going along for this ride since you made the maverick decision to bring a second chapter of "Top Gun" to the screen 36 years after the 1986 original. 

Sequels of belovcelebrated onved movies can be treacherous. We all want to recapture that thrill of the original, and, if you really think about it, recapture that moment in our lives.

It was July 3 that marked the big 6-0.s just not possible to catch that same lightning in the sequel bo.  Even scarier, of course, was the 36 years later part.

A visceral reminder that we are all dangerously close to four decades older for those of us who were alive in 1986.

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"Top Gun: Maverick" was personal. Tom CruiseIt was more important than "Top Gun" or Goose for Tom Cruise to succeed.

For us, for me, "Maverick" proved 36 years is not a big deal, it's just a number.