Tom Cruise is a big name who is admired by everyone. After all, he has participated in many feature films that have had great commercial success around the world, including Top Gun, and the Mission: Impossible series. Jack Reacher, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow, and many others. Besides his acclaimed acting. Tom Cruise has performed stunts in a multitude of his action movies that have captured the attention of audiences. In fact recently at the Cannes Film festival, someone asked why he risk his life for the movies doing dangerous stunts. To which he replied “No one asked Gene Kelly: ‘Why do you dance?’
So listed below are some of his most impressive stunts that will give you cold sweats by just watching them
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
In January 2010, the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa, was inaugurated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The skyscraper is a marvel of modern engineering standing 828 meters tall and boasting 163 floors, And obviously, this caught the eye of the Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol production team, who decided to shoot a few scenes featuring the Burj Khalifa. This is when he climbed from the 123rd to the 130th floor to then throw himself into the void and perform a fairly difficult climbing.
the production team had to fix several anchors on the structure of the building so that Tom Cruise was completely out of danger. His harness also had to be very tight on his body, which partially blocked his blood circulation, to allow him to perform the desired movements without a hitch. It should also be added that the production team recreated the glass wall – and even the shooting conditions – in a studio so that the actor had the opportunity to perfect his technique before shooting the real scene from hundreds of meters away. of the ground.
Mission: Impossible – The Rogue Nation
In Mission: Impossible – The Rogue Nation, Ethan Hunt, the character played by Tom Cruise, once again makes a desperate move to achieve his ends as a military plane is about to take off. As he, unfortunately, did not have time to board the aircraft, Well, believe it or not, this scene wasn’t shot in a studio in front of a green screen; Tom Cruise did indeed cling to the door of a plane for long minutes as it was about to take off.
Mission: Impossible – Aftermath
If you’ve seen Mission: Impossible – Aftermath, you’ll probably remember the epic helicopter chase scene. We can see Ethan Hunt being chased by assailants who shoot in his direction. Again, it is neither a stuntman nor a professional pilot wearing a wig who makes the flying machine do all sorts of stunts. But it was an actor himself.
Mission: Impossible – Aftermath
In another scene from the film Mission: Impossible – Aftermath Tom Cruise again risked his life. Well, the actor achieved a feat that had never been done by an actor in the history of cinema before, namely that of performing a HALO jump. To do this stunt the actor jumped from the plane that was flying at 7600 meters. And took out the parachute when he was just 600 meters from the ground. This stunt was particularly difficult to perform, as Tom Cruise had to practice dozens of hours using a custom-built parachute simulator in order to successfully perform the movements that he had to do in his fall.
Top Gun: Maverick
In Top Gun: Maverick, Tom takes up the character of Pete Mitchell, who flies alongside Bradley Bradshaw, the son of his friend Nick, the one who died in the first film. You will be shocked to know that Tom Cruise performed the stunts himself in the feature, which includes piloting a fighter jet. But unfortunately, he does not have clearance to fly 7-18. The actor still had the privilege of flying another military aircraft, the P-51, which was not as difficult to control as an F-18.