Tom Cruise Has Never Met a Stunt He Won’t Do Himself – Including This Insane Move

by Sarah Flanigan 2:08 PM PST, November 03, 2014
Playing Tom Cruise Has Never Met a Stunt He Won’t Do Himself – Including This Insane Move

Tom Cruise outdid himself Sunday while filming Mission: Impossible 5. The 52-year-old actor strapped himself onto the side of a plane, soaring 5,000 feet in the air above a British countryside for a classic Ethan Hunt stunt.

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This clearly proves, yet again, that Tom is fearless – or has simply lost any memory of what it’s like to be scared.

The Oscar nominated actor is known for doing his own dangerous stunts. He scaled the tallest building in the world back in 2011 for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

“That's why I started producing these movies -- to be able to create these, you know, action set pieces,” he told ET while making Ghost Protocol. “When I started Mission: Impossible it was my hope to be able to make a film that has these beautiful international locations.”

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While filming The Last Samurai in 2003, he was acting out a sword fight scene with his co-star Hiroyuki Sanada when a sword swung within an inch of his neck. He narrowly escaped potentially fatal injuries, but that wasn’t what he remembered most about working on the action film. He instead recalled its great action sequences.

“I've been fortunate enough to work with some great filmmakers who really design these sequences,” he told ET in 2011. “I don't like sitting in the trailers. I like being there on the set. I like being in the middle of the action and making it.”

Check out the video above to see what else Tom has had to say about doing his own stunts over the years!