Jun 042018

Whoever said that an actor’s life is the easiest and comfortable one filled with fame and power clearly hasn’t met Tom Cruise. Or maybe they are simply unaware about his dedication, hard work and the amount of life-risking decisions he takes for his movies. Had they known that, they will instantly take their words back because living like Tom Cruise, for even a day, is like walking on live landmines (with safety measures though, if that helps!)

Tom Cruise Performs The Death-Defying HALO Jump For 'Mission, Impossible Fallout'© Paramount Pictures

Do you ever wish to be a powerful character from a game and have 7 more lives left? I don’t know about you, but looks like Tom Cruise sure thinks he’s one of the characters from some Wuxia game with supernatural abilities. Ok, maybe I ‘over’-exaggerated. But I can’t wrap my head around the fact that even at the age of 55, Cruise is pulling off stunts that people half his age will not even think about, let alone dare to take up. Maybe his superpower is to sense dangerous tasks and reach there to perform them all.

Tom Cruise Performs The Death-Defying HALO Jump For 'Mission, Impossible Fallout'© Paramount Pictures

He’s currently busy with ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’, the same movie for which Cruise broke his ankle and the shoot had come to a halt. But he came back with a bang and since then there’s nothing that can stop him. It’s like he’s on his own mission…of performing the toughest and hardest stunts possible.

Recently, Cruise added another stunt to his insanely huge list of incredible stunts, by pulling off the HALO jump. It’s basically a ‘High Altitude, Low Opening’ jump, where military personnel are airdropped into any dangerous territory. HALO is a technique where the person free-falls from a higher altitude for a period of time and then open their parachute at a low altitude.

Tom Cruise Performs The Death-Defying HALO Jump For 'Mission, Impossible Fallout'© Paramount Pictures

Now this is one of the most common sights in spy movies or the ones based on army or military genre. But this is reportedly for the first time that an actor has dared to perform this dangerous stunt. And how many actors do we know who will dare to do this? Oh wait! It’s one and only Tom Cruise.

If professional standards are anything to go by, this is not something a normal person can ever do on their own. But, we’re talking about Cruise’s standards here and according to that nothing is impossible. And Paramount Pictures decided to showcase Cruise’s talent in all its glory, in this amazing BTS video that will send chills down your spine and make you respect Cruise even more.

Although we know you don’t need reasons to go and watch Christopher McQuarrie’s ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ on July 27, but just in case you needed some extra convincing, here’s your reason.

Well, for a man who can start a fun tiff between U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy with just a movie poster, there’s nothing that’s impossible for him and this stunt is only a child’s play.

#Day1 pic.twitter.com/7jjPL277Es

— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) 31 May 2018

He recently shared his first look from ‘Top Gun 2’ and almost immediately got replies from the official twitter accounts of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.

If Maverick really had a need for speed, he could hop into one of our F-15E Strike Eagles! #DYK: They have a top speed of 1,875 miles per hour. https://t.co/RQtJoWfGJo

— U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) 31 May 2018

.@usairforce Remember, boys, no points for second place. @flynavy

— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) 31 May 2018

We guess it’s time to learn a lesson or two from Cruise on how to effortlessly get someone to reply to your posts or messages without doing much.

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