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?
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
Thank God it was a big-ass plane. A smaller one would've never taken off with tom's huge balls on.
qweqwu on Nov 3, 2014
Best comment ever.
Danimal on Nov 3, 2014
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.
Nick Sears on Nov 3, 2014
If you look closely, you can see Jackie Chan clinging to the other wing.
TheOct8pus on Nov 3, 2014
If they tell you even the camera will be remotely controled, you should greatfully decline. Insane!
Armitall on Nov 3, 2014
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.
OfficialJab on Nov 3, 2014
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.
Armitall on Nov 4, 2014
Brian Sleider on Nov 3, 2014
How much did this MF'ing thing cost to insure? Reminds me of the CLIFFHANGER scene.
DAVIDPD on Nov 3, 2014
Tom Cruise is the man. Xenu, and all.
Nielsen700 on Nov 3, 2014
Short man is back!!!
Goodfella on Nov 3, 2014
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?
Quanah on Nov 3, 2014
Tom is not afraid because he knows the aliens will help him if needed.
MLTC on Nov 3, 2014
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.
Mike Samual Zarquon on Nov 3, 2014
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