Top Gun meets 'Top Gear' in UK TV show race

Actor Tom Cruise stars in a film out Christmas Day that might be the biggest risk of his career. "Valkyrie" is the true story of a German officer in World War II who plotted to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Cruise told Barbara Walters the film was "inspiring." "It was an incredible screenplay," he said. "A story that I didn't know about, and that I had no idea that that happened? it was just very compelling." (Dan Steinberg/AP Photo)

July 22, 2010 7:48:57 AM PDT
Top Gun is taking on "Top Gear" as Tom Cruise races into Britain's hit motoring-themed TV show to compete in an on-air challenge.