John Horton, Hero of the Original Top Gun

He got the Navy to fly jets . . .

Watching the red, white, and blue aerobatics over the Cannes Film Festival last week would have delighted John Horton. In 1984, John visioned something that no one else truly saw: Top Gun had the potential to become a massive recruiting tool for the Navy.

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David Paul Kirkpatrick

David Paul Kirkpatrick

Founder of Story Summit & MIT Center for Future Storytelling, Pres of Paramount Film Group, Production Chief of Disney Studios, optimist, author and teacher.