"in a fashion reminiscent of Val Kilmer in Top Gun"

In Top Gun, the 1986 American action blockbuster, Val Kilmer (an American stage and screen actor, born in 1959) plays Lieutenant Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky, rival student to the main character, Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, played by Tom Cruise. Kilmer’s pen-twiddling can be seen in the movie trailer.