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Mission Impossible 7 Star Shares How Tom Cruise Fearlessly Jumped his Motorcycle Off a Cliff

Published on May 12th, 2023 | Updated on May 12th, 2023 | By FanFest

Tom Cruise Takes Daredevilry to New Heights: Mission: Impossible Star’s Jaw-Dropping Motorcycle Cliff Jump Revealed”

Throughout the Mission: Impossible series, Tom Cruise has continually pushed the boundaries of the action genre, accomplishing feats that seem truly impossible. From leaping between skyscrapers with nothing but a rope and harness to scaling the Burj Khalifa and plunging off it, Cruise has fearlessly embraced death-defying challenges. Hanging from a cargo plane, enduring a six-minute underwater breath-hold, and even breaking his foot while rooftop jumping, he has consistently performed these stunts without a stunt double.

With such a remarkable track record, one might wonder what other awe-inspiring spectacles Cruise could possibly bring to the table. How about leaping off a cliff on a motorcycle—six times?

This adrenaline-pumping stunt takes center stage in Cruise’s upcoming adventure as IMF’s Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning. Behind-the-scenes footage reveals that he raced his motorbike along a specially constructed rail before soaring off the cliff and parachuting to safety, leaving the crushed vehicle behind. In a testament to his dedication, Cruise repeated the jaw-dropping feat six times in a single day to ensure that the production crew captured every angle.

While fans eagerly anticipate Cruise’s next physically and mentally demanding action sequences, his co-stars are equally amazed by his fearlessness. Vanessa Kirby, who portrays Alanna Mitsopolis, also known as White Widow, in the film series, recently shared in a conversation with Variety how Cruise remained unyielding in the face of jumping from over a thousand feet, showcasing his relentless spirit.


“He did it consecutively … and repeatedly so he could capture all the different angles and sides of it. He was just so calm. He had no fear. He just found it exhilarating.”

Further praising Cruise for his belief in his work and his passion for the craft, Kirby continued:

“That kind of belief in cinema and what one could achieve and his passion for it is so inspiring. He kind of believes he can do the impossible, and then he does…I love being a part of the franchise. I’m really excited to come back.”


“Vanessa Kirby’s Character Traces Back to the Origins of Mission: Impossible as Daughter of Hunt’s Arch-Nemesis”

Vanessa Kirby’s role in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part I will connect to the franchise’s inception, portraying the daughter of Max, the antagonist whom Ethan Hunt famously apprehended in the series’ inaugural installment.

However, Kirby’s character isn’t the only one engaging in mind-boggling stunts for the film. Tom Cruise, known for his dedication to performing jaw-dropping action sequences, has also tackled a high-speed train sequence in the upcoming movie. Director Christopher McQuarrie revealed the challenges faced during the filming of this scene, admitting that if he had known the extent of the difficulties, he might have approached it differently.

After an extensive shooting schedule spanning over 33 months, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part I is nearing completion. Promising to be a visual spectacle surpassing anything the 60-year-old actor has done before, the film is set to captivate audiences upon its theatrical release on July 12, 2023.

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