Tom Cruise Performs His Craziest Stunt Yet for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

Tom Cruise Performs His Craziest Stunt Yet for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

Nov 03, 2014

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Apparently Tom Cruise isn’t happy with just being a huge movie star. Nope, clearly the 52-year-old actor also wants to be known as one of Hollywood’s greatest stuntmen too. That, or he has a death wish – but since he’s Tom Cruise, we're guessing it’s the former and not the latter.

We’ve seen Cruise perform all kinds of crazy stunts over the past few years -- the sort of things that would make even grizzled stuntmen a little nervous. However, nothing is likely to top this new imagery of the actor hanging on to the side of an airplane as it cruises at 5,000 feet above the English countryside. That’s just flat-out nuts.

Cruise performed the stunt as part of the filming of his upcoming Mission: Impossible 5. As you can see in the photos and video, that’s the famous actor sporting multiple harnesses to keep him attached to the side of the Airbus A400M as it launches into the sky. We imagine the takeoff and landings were the worst parts of the experience, but you gotta give Cruise credit for doing this.

Check out some more photos of the sequence here, then watch some video above. We wonder how much insurance a production has to take out to cover Cruise doing things like this? We can’t help but imagine that there’s an actuary somewhere having a stroke every time he hears about the latest stunt Cruise wants to do himself.

What do you think? Does this top the Dubai sequence from Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol?

[via Comic Book Movie]

 

 

 

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