The 13 ‘Mission Impossible’ Scenes That Almost Killed Tom Cruise

The protagonist of ‘Mission Impossible’ is known for doing his action sequences and although there is a security team behind him, there is always a chance of risk. On 13 occasions, Tom Cruise has risked his life to do his scenes.

When it comes to action, Tom Cruise don’t mince words. Impossible Mission: Deadly Judgment is one of the premieres that arrive this week at Cinépolis and Cinemex. With self-made, adrenaline-pumping scenes, Tom once again returns to the big screen as fearless Special Agent Ethan Hunt, his iconic character in the franchise. Mission Impossible that for years many fans have questioned if it is actually based on the story of an agent.

Although he has the occasional double, since the beginning of the franchise with Mission Impossible until the penultimate installment titled Mission Impossible: Fallout, Tom has always asked to do all the jumping, fighting, shooting and more by himself. And despite the fact that there are security measures on the film set, there is always a risk. These are 13 occasions in which the also actor of Top Gun: Maverick he has risked his life to do the action scenes himself.

1. Escalating in ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’

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In Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolTom climbed one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, over 800 meters in Dubai. A day earlier, Tom told director Brad Bird that he wanted to climb to the top, without any equipment, to take a photo to promote the film.

2. The knife in the eye in ‘Mission: Impossible 2’

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At the end of Mission: Impossible 2Tom confronts the villain of the tape in a melee fight where a knife is used. Tom personally asked the actor who played the villain to try to hurt him with all his might, as if it were true.

3. The escalation in ‘Mission: Impossible 2’

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Another important scene in Mission Impossible 2 is when Hunt is climbing a mountain in Utah. The dangerous scene took approximately five days, although Tom was replaced by a double.

4. The fall in ‘Mission: Impossible 3’

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To make a fall from a skyscraper as believable, Tom did the unthinkable. The actor made a free fall from 20 meters high while a camera that was on the ground captured absolutely everything.

5. A helicopter in ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’

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In Mission Impossible: Fallout a helicopter chase occurs that goes at high speed. The pilot in command was Cruise, who did the entire sequence without special effects..

6. The aquarium from ‘Mission: Impossible’

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In the first film of the saga, when Hunt is trapped and has to escape, he blows up an aquarium. Director Brian DePalma He asked Cruise to do the scene, who accepted without problem, with 16 tons of water behind him..

7. Parachute jump ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’

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In this film, Tom went down in history as the first actor to perform a high jump followed by a free fall. This was not easy, as it took him a whole year to prepare for this moment..

8. A car in ‘Jack Reacher’

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In jack reacherTom’s character finds himself face to face with a car driven by Rosamund Pike. If the actress had not measured the distance correctly or had gotten confused with the pedals, Tom would have been run over by her..

9. The plane in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

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An impressive scene is that of Hunt hanging from a plane that is taking off in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. To perform the sequence, Tom was harnessed, though he was struck by a rock and a bird in over a dozen takes.

10. The rooftops of London in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

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Although he is an expert, Tom has not been spared from one or another accident. While filming a jumping scene on the rooftops of London, Tom collided with a wall and broke his ankle.. Production resumed activities nine weeks later.

11. Record underwater in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

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Tom is capable of being submerged for six and a half minutes and as proof is one of the scenes in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. In his training regimen, Tom learned to lower his heart rate to consume less oxygen.

12. Plane crash in ‘The Mummy’

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Although this is not part of Mission Impossibleis equally or more impressive. For one of the scenes The Mummy in which there is a plane crash, Tom prepared himself in a training plane that astronauts use to live in zero gravity.

13. Sequences in ‘Mission Impossible: Deadly Judgment’

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One of the most difficult scenes in the new installment of Mission Impossible it was a spiral descent with a parachute. Not before riding a motorcycle up a steep mountain. The scene was repeated six times until it was perfect..

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The 13 ‘Mission Impossible’ Scenes That Almost Killed Tom Cruise