This man has no limits!
Tom Cruise is defined by) his acting prowess and b) his amazing, self-performed daredevil stunts – we’ve all seen his crazy antics in the six Mission Impossible movies. But even he admits that one particular stunt, done for the upcoming seventh installation of Mission Impossible is “the single most dangerous thing he’d ever done.”
The scene will see his Mission Impossible character, Ethan Hunt riding a motorcycle off the edge of a cliff. Tom prepared for several months for this particular act, going through special training. He told Empire that he only had ‘seconds’ to pull his chute off once he was off the cliff.
“If the wind was too strong, it would blow me off the ramp,” he said.
“The helicopter (filming the stunt) was a problem because I didn’t want to be hammering down that ramp at top speed and get hit by a stone. Or if I departed in a weird way, we didn’t know what was going to happen with the bike. I had about six seconds once I departed the ramp to pull the chute and I don’t want to get tangled in the bike. If I do, that’s not going to end well.”
Any Mission Impossible superfan would know that Tom has a history of self-performed stunts of this particular nature. For the fifth installation of Mission Impossible, Tom had to hold his breath underwater for six minutes, ultimately breaking a record (at that time). Kate Winslet later broke that record in an Avatar sequel as reported last November.
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Tom Cruise has gone viral before for a leaked audio clip of him ranting to his production crew for violating COVID-19 safety violations. In the clip, he emphasized how it would be a catastrophe if they were to violate any more rules as production would be shut down. The seventh’ Mission: Impossible’ film hits theatres on May 27 next year, followed 45 days later by a Paramount+ streaming debut. The film was originally planned for a summer 2021 release but those plans were adjusted due to the pandemic.
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