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Watch: Tom Cruise Defies Age, Pulls Off ‘Biggest Stunt in Cinema History’

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Tom Cruise has been an unstoppable force of nature for parts of five decades. From his humble beginnings in the movie Taps to Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise has delivered time and again. Cruise is capable of comedy, drama, rom-coms, and he is perhaps America’s last action hero. Tom Cruise is box office gold in an era where many consider the theater experience dead. Big budget flick after big budget flick crash and burn. The reasons why vary; could be the woke themes, or it could be just poor casting and writing. Whatever the reason, Tom Cruise just can’t lose. Cruise is renowned for cheating death and doing his own stunts. The motorcycle stunts, leaping from rooftop to rooftop, even flying military jets, Cruise will do anything. Recently he unveiled what is being called the most dangerous stunt in cinematic history. Check this out.

Flagging what he called his “most dangerous stunt” ever, he issued a behind-the-scenes feature for his upcoming film, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, in a clip posted Monday on Twitter.

Days after posting a video jumping out of a plane, the Top Gun actor dropped a nine-and-half-minute-long clip showing him driving a motorcycle off a cliff.

When you see Tom Cruise strapped to the side of a plane as in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, it is actually him. When he jumps from rooftop to rooftop and appears to hurt his ankle, that is actually him and his hurt ankle. Cruise is a mad man, and his passion shines through in his movies. Driving a motorcycle off of a cliff? Really?



“This is far and away the most dangerous thing we’ve ever attempted,” said the 60-year-old actor. “We’re going to shoot it in Norway and it will be a motorcycle jump off a cliff into a base jump.”

The New York Post reports stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood revealed Cruise went through “a year of base training, advanced sky-dive training, a lot of canopy skills, a lot of tracking.”

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Base jumping coach Miles Daisher simply described Cruise as an “amazing individual.”

The Jerry Maguire star said he did 30 jumps a day to perfect every aspect of the stunt. The video said he has performed over 13,000 in total.

Base jumping is incredibly dangerous. People die base jumping. Tom Cruise did 13,000 jumps in preparation for this stunt. His level of focus and determination is otherworldly. It would be challenging enough for a 21-year-old to do stunts like this, for a 60-year-old is insane. Cruise is what every man over 40 should aspire to be, minus the jumping off of stuff. Cruise also manages to be extremely thankful for his fans, often thanking them for staying with him all of these years.

The video release came just days after Cruise thanked the public for returning to the theater to see Top Gun: Maverick, as Breitbart News reported.

Tom Cruise is a Hollywood unicorn. An actor that doesn’t pander or bow to the woke crowd with his movies. He remembers what Hollywood is supposed to be; exciting films that tell a story without being divisive and preachy. Tom Cruise is box office gold, and we should all be thankful that he puts his life on the line to entertain us.

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