Tom Cruise is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood today. Part of the actor’s fame comes from his dedication to his work, as he has performed nearly every stunt in his 40-plus-year career.
A special feature is that it seems that every time a new film project is made, the level of risk of the scenes that Cruise participates in increases by one level. That makes the audience question the real limit of the ability and courage of the actor dubbed the “action movie king”.
Tom Cruise has performed many stunts on the big screen by himself – Photo: Internet
Not simply the usual acrobatics or combat, Tom Cruise has personally performed a series of true stunts, with a very high level of risk that even stunt professionals must have. beware.
This can be best seen through Mission: Impossible, one of Tom Cruise’s most popular series. The actor once climbed a cliff up to 2000 feet (about 610 meters) in Mission: Impossible 2, and then conquered the 1700-foot Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world, in the blockbuster Ghost. Protocols.
Next, in Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise took on not one, but two particularly dangerous scenes. First, he suspended himself from the side of an aircraft during the entire process from takeoff until reaching an altitude of 1000 feet (305 meters). After that, the actor continued to amaze everyone when he was able to hold his breath and record for 6 minutes underwater – a task that is not easy and requires careful preparation in the strict style of the actor. army. However, recently, this record of Tom Cruise was broken by Kate Winslet with the achievement of holding her breath 7 minutes 47 seconds during the production of Avatar: The Way of Water.
The level of risk in the action sequences that Tom Cruise performs increases over time – Photo: Internet
In the movie Fallout, Tom Cruise continues to push his limits to new heights when jumping out of a plane at an altitude of 25,000 feet (7620 meters). To do this, the actor had to undergo professional training lasting 2000 hours.
The spirit of “real people and real things” is also maintained by Tom Cruise outside of the Mission: Impossible series. The actor used to record in zero gravity when making The Mummy, or learn how to do action scenes when he had to wear a suit weighing nearly 40kg in Edge of Tomorrow.
To better visualize how Tom Cruise performs the above action sequences, please read the video below.