“It’s Tom topping Tom”: Mission Impossible 8 Director Reveals Fans Aren’t Prepared For Tom Cruise’s Insane Stunts That Are Unlike Anything

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Known for his insane and dead-defying stunts, Tom Cruise is considered to be one of the last remaining true movie stars. He starred in some of the biggest hits in the last few decades including Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, and A Few Good Men, just to name a few.

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Tom Cruise is an accomplished pilot in real life.

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The actor last featured in the critically acclaimed and box office hit Top Gun: Maverick, as Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. The actor once again performed many difficult stunts and made many of the co-stars do the same too.


Tom Cruise in another Mission: Impossible

A regular avenue for the actor to boast his skills, Mission: Impossible has become synonymous with insane stunts. Tom Cruise first started playing Ethan Hunt in 1996, Mission: Impossible’s first installment, directed by Brian De Palma.

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Tom Cruise is still doing his own stunts at the age of 61.

Expected to release next year, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One is the seventh entry in this highly successful franchise. Starring Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames alongside Tom Cruise.


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In most of his most dangerous stunts until now, Tom Cruise was seen riding his dirt bike off the side of a cliff, as shown in the movie’s trailer.

Tom Cruise top himself in the next stunt

With the first part in post-production, part two is already in filming, both being directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The director has teased Tom Cruise topping his own stunts at the Light The Fuse podcast, he stated:


“We already know what the third act of part 2 is, and it’s off the chain. It’s Tom topping Tom topping Tom, several times a day…. That’s one of two really big, really ambitious sequences in the movie.”

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Tom Cruise did this stunt without using visual effects or a stunt double

A tweet by @screenrant revealed:


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It’s impossible to think how the actor could top himself after he already scaled the Burj Khalifa for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, a HALO jump requiring him to be at an optimum distance from the cameraman without slamming into him in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One is expected to release on July 14, 2023.


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