Tom Cruise jumped off a cliff on a motorcycle for Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, in one of the most spectacular stunts in cinema history.
After leaving his fans stunned by thanking them for the success of his latest film – Top Gun: Maverick – while jumping off a plane in South Africa, Tom Cruise has shared a new BTS clip from the sets of the upcoming Mission Impossible films. It shows him riding off a clip on a bike and then achieving a perfect base jump.
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 19, 2022
Tom Cruise: Stunt is the most dangerous thing we have ever attempted
“This is far and away the most dangerous thing we’ve ever attempted,” the 60-year-old actor said, posting a video jumping out of a plane and driving a motorcycle off a cliff.
“We’re going to shoot it in Norway and it will be a motorcycle jump off a cliff into a base jump.”
The stunt coordinator for the film, Wade Eastwood, explained that Cruise had to study and train to perfect his skills. He spent “a year of base training, advanced sky-dive training, a lot of canopy skills, a lot of tracking.”
Tom’s coach Miles Daisher described the star as an “amazing individual” and praised him for his dedication in doing his own stunts. “You tell him something, and he just locks it in,” he said, talking about “his sense of spatial awareness” and adding that “he is the most aware person [he has] ever met.”
The director and writer of the film detailed the most challenging parts of making the scene come to life. “Coming up with the stunt is only one of the technical challenges,” said Christopher McQuarrie.
“The other is putting a camera in place that you can see where Tom is doing it. Finding the right lens, the right platform, the right medium. Even two years ago, the cameras didn’t exist that would allow us to do what we are trying to do today.”
Recently, Tom Cruise thanked his fans for watching Top Gun: Maverick in theatres and making it the highest-grossing film of 2022. It will start streaming on Prime Video on December 26.
Tom Cruise shared a video from the sets of yet-to-release Mission: Impossible films. He is seen jumping off a plane while expressing gratitude to his fans in the clip.