Whoa! Tom Cruise Hung from Flying Plane for 'Mission: Impossible 5'
Aside from all the tabloid gossip, Tom Cruise has become known for doing nearly all of his own stunts. One of the most insane stunts actually had him hanging on the outside of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Now he's done something pretty ballsy yet again for Mission: Impossible 5. The Daily Mail reports that production in the United Kingdom just completed an action sequence where Tom Cruise actually strapped himself to the outside of an Airbus A400M military plane while it flew around the countryside at 5,000 feet up in the air. Look below now!
Here's a video of the stunt in question from Mission: Impossible 5 (via The Daily Mail):
And here's some photos as well, including some from The Tom Cruise Blog:
— Tom Cruise Blog (@tomcruiseblog) November 3, 2014
Some tweets going around online indicate that the plane was also flying 250mph, but I'm not sure if that's accurate. Still, this is an unbelievable stunt. Cruise wasn't just hanging on to the plane by himself, as you can see, but was wearing two safety harnesses and was trained and prepped by stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood before the plane took off. Even so, this is crazy for an actor do to himself, but Cruise is dedicated to his craft, and fans will surely be impressed when they see that Tom Cruise is actually on the side of a flying plane in the film. We can't wait to see that finished sequence in the film next December. Cool stunt?