In Memory of the Time Before the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce

By: Sarah Moore - Published: Jun 30, 2012
While the sad news of the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce is spreading like wildfire across the Internet, fans of the quirky couple can reminisce about the days when the Top Gun actor was at his prime -- when he starred as the daredevil fighter pilot Maverick.

After Cruise sported the fighter pilot look in the film, aviator sunglasses, tight-fitting white tees, bomber jackets and devil-may-care haircuts became all the rage.

The cult-classic film made it cool to want to be a pilot, and the trash-talking hooligan Maverick inspired a entire generation to want to attend flight school and romance the teacher -- turning Cruise into a heartthrob and a stud in the process.