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Tom Cruise Wants to Follow Harrison Ford and Make ‘Mission: Impossible’ Movies Until He’s 80

Published on July 6th, 2023 | Updated on July 6th, 2023 | By FanFest

Tom Cruise’s Ambitious Vision for the Future

During the Australian premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” renowned actor Tom Cruise expressed his aspirations for the franchise, drawing inspiration from Harrison Ford‘s iconic role as Indiana Jones. Cruise, who celebrated his 61st birthday on July 3, revealed his admiration for Ford, referring to him as a legend and expressing his desire to continue his own successful career for years to come. He humorously acknowledged the 20-year gap between them, stating that he hopes to keep making “Mission: Impossible” films until he reaches Ford’s age.

As the latest installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” released at the end of June, Ford, who will turn 81 on July 13, has no intention of retiring from the industry. In a February appearance on the “Today” show, Ford emphasized that the idea of not working doesn’t make sense to him, as he feels most alive when he’s engaged in his craft.

Tom Cruise Wants to Follow Harrison Ford and Make 'Mission: Impossible' Movies Until He’s 80


Cruise, a true movie enthusiast, expressed his excitement for the upcoming summer films, emphasizing his fondness for the immersive experience of watching movies on the big screen. Reflecting on his upbringing, he shared how he still finds joy in going to the movies and emphasized the importance of the communal aspect of the industry. Furthermore, he revealed his eagerness to watch both “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” on their opening weekends, prioritizing “Oppenheimer” for Friday and reserving Saturday for “Barbie.”

The “Mission: Impossible” franchise, which originated as a TV series in the 1960s following the exploits of the Impossible Missions Force, transitioned to the big screen in 1996 with Cruise as the lead. The highly anticipated seventh installment of the franchise is set to debut in theaters on July 12, promising another thrilling adventure for fans.

Cruise also opened up about his rigorous training regimen for his films. Known for his dedication to performing his own stunts, he shared his multifaceted approach to preparation. Not only does he train in various disciplines such as singing, dancing, and extreme sports like skydiving and speed-flying, but he also incorporates these skills into his movie roles. He explained the intricacies of structuring his training and recovery to ensure peak performance during demanding scenes, taking into account factors like scene sequencing, physical exertion, and necessary recuperation.

Tom Cruise’s unwavering commitment to his craft and his desire to push the boundaries of his abilities demonstrate his passion for delivering exceptional performances to his audience. With his sights set on a career that spans well into his 80s, Cruise continues to captivate moviegoers with his remarkable talent and dedication to the art of filmmaking.

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