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Look: Tom Cruise Has Message For Ohio State's Marching Band

The Ohio State Marching Band plays ahead of a Buckeyes football game against Miami (OH).

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: The Ohio State Marching Band plays the music to the national anthem as the American flag is raised prior to the start of the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Miami Redhawks on September 1, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Earlier this season, the Ohio State Buckeyes marching band made headlines with an incredible performance.

Dubbed "The Best Damn Band in the Land," they lived up to that moniker with a stirring tribute to an iconic movie. They created a halftime show centered around the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.

It didn't take long for that performance to make its way to Cruise. Before the team's bowl game against Utah, the Ohio State band received some awesome news from the man himself - they get a free screening of the new Top Gun movie.

"Our band got a huge surprise this morning from TomCruise!" the band announce on Twitter. "Thanks for the shirts and movie screening, Tom, and we’re so thrilled you enjoyed our TopGunMovie halftime show!"

That wasn't all, though. Cruise quote tweeted that message with one of his own.

"Thank you for the amazing Top Gun tribute. And good luck at the Rose Bowl!" he said on Twitter.

Here's a look at the halftime show.

Ohio State squares off against Utah in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.