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“It all comes down to one thing, the audience”: Tom Cruise Reveals Spine-Chilling Real-Life Stunts For Mission Impossible 7 at 60, Jumps Off a Cliff on Motorcycle

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Tom Cruise has made a name for himself not just in Hollywood but all across the world. The Hollywood star has starred in multiple films and is popularly known for his action sequences. One of his most popular action thriller films includes the Mission Impossible franchise. The Mission Impossible star is set to feature in two more upcoming films under the franchise, and just like all the previous films in the franchise, he did not lack when he was required to do action sequences for the film. 

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation star Tom Cruise
Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is set to release next year and Cruise has once again accepted the challenge to do some of the biggest stunts in cinema history. New behind-the-scenes footage shows how the action star prepared himself and successfully did the deed.

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Tom Cruise’s Fierce Preparation For Mission Impossible 7

Tom Cruise has been sharing updates about his upcoming film Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One with his fans. The American Made star recently posted a new video sharing his fierce preparation for the seventh installment in the franchise.

A still from Mission Impossible: Fallout
A still from Mission Impossible: Fallout

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning will be released in two parts, and the first part of the film will release next year. New behind-the-scenes footage shows how the actor prepared for a stunt in which he is required to jump off a cliff.

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The stunt is quoted as “the most dangerous thing” by the writer and director Christopher McQuarrie. He also shared that they have been working on this one stunt for years.

A still from behind the scenes
A still from behind the scenes

Tom Cruise, the lead star of the film, says that he always wanted to do something like this since he was a little child. He said, “It all comes down to one thing: The audience.” In order to prepare for the stunt, the actor went through intense training sessions. It included over 500 skydives and 13,000 motocross jumps.

The Mummy star did almost 30 jumps a day and went on to film the sequence from a quarry to the cliff, where the scene was actually supposed to be filmed.

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Tom Cruise Filmed One of the Biggest Stunts

There is no doubt that Tom Cruise is one of the biggest action stars in the world. The Knight And Day star not only cooperates with everything he is required to do, but he also enjoys every bit of it. In the video, he shares, “The key is to be hitting a certain speed and being consistent with that.”

He further shares that there is no speedometer. So he does it by the sound and feel of the bike. The Vanilla Sky star filmed the stunt for days in the quarry with harnesses and cables, and he left it all to film the stunt on a cliff in Norway.

Tom Cruise with the crew
Tom Cruise with the crew

The production team build up a ramp on the cliff for the filming, and the director described it as the biggest stunt of the film. When the final moment for the filming came, Cruise got ready with his bike.

Christopher McQuarrie monitored the screens as the Collateral star takes the bike and jumps off the cliff. As he goes down and finally opens the parachute, everyone cheers for Tom Cruise. After landing at the base, Cruise said, “I think I can hold to the bike a little longer.”

He went on to film the scene six times more and Cruise seem more excited, and confident for every next take. The scene can be seen in the teaser of the film, which was released earlier this year.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One will release on 14 July 2023.

Source: Twitter

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.