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Whoa! Tom Cruise Hung from Flying Plane for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

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November 3, 2014
Source: The Daily Mail

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:

Mission: Impossible 5

Mission: Impossible 5

Mission: Impossible 5

Mission: Impossible 5

Mission: Impossible 5

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?

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  • qweqwu
    Thank God it was a big-ass plane. A smaller one would've never taken off with tom's huge balls on.
  • With all the insane stunt work he does, I don't know if he's fearless or secretly wants to be killed. Awesome and insane.
  • TheOct8pus
    If you look closely, you can see Jackie Chan clinging to the other wing.
  • Armitall
    If they tell you even the camera will be remotely controled, you should greatfully decline. Insane!
    • OfficialJab
      Decline? I'm almost certain it was his idea and they were begging him to use a stunt guy to ease their insurance company's mind.
      • Armitall
        Sorry pun intended. Of course it was his idea. No one in his right mind would send an a-lister actor hanging by his balls outside of a plane.
  • Brian Sleider
    Thats legit.
  • DAVIDPD
    How much did this MF'ing thing cost to insure? Reminds me of the CLIFFHANGER scene.
  • Bo
    Well, I would suggest not allowing yourselves to be 'mesmerized' by this type of nonsense and see it for what it really is. A little guy doing wild stuff in front of a camera so he can then project it upon a 40 foot tall screen...all for your attention and adulation. Must you fall for these silly antics?
  • Nielsen700
    Tom Cruise is the man. Xenu, and all.
  • Goodfella
    Short man is back!!!
  • What an absolute, unyielding psychopathic adrenaline junkie freak ass insane mofo. And I mean that in the nicest way. Do you think he goes home after doing a film like Jerry Maguire and smashes his ballsack with a hammer for the rush?
  • MLTC
    Tom is not afraid because he knows the aliens will help him if needed.
  • Mike Samual Zarquon
    How do we know that is actually Tom Cruise and not a stunt actor that looks like him? The close up scene can actually be filmed while on the ground with large fans blowing at him. I don't believe that the studios and producers would permit actors to do their own dangerous stunts.

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