Tom Cruise Isn't Jumping On Couches Anymore, He's Hanging Off Planes

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In case you didn't know: Tom Cruise does his own stunts.

And for his latest trick, the 52-year-old actor -- wearing a tailored gray suit and dress shoes -- clings to the fuselage of an Airbus A400M as it soars 5,000 feet in the air, according to The Daily Mail. Why did he do this, you may ask? Well, for his most recent turn as spy Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible 5," of course.

Granted Cruise was strapped in with two safety harnesses as he flew over rural British airspace, but, come on, who allowed one of world's most beloved and revered actors to do this? (We'd like to check their heart rate.)

It's nothing new for the action star, though: Cruise dangled 1,700 feet from the side of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, for 2011's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol."

"The reason that I do [the stunts] is, it's a challenge, but it's also a part of storytelling," Cruise said during a press conference for "Ghost Protocol." "It's something that I do because I feel for the audience, that they'll really enjoy it more if they see me doing it in the camera. And I think that it adds a wonderful element of storytelling and that's really the reason why we push ourselves both in telling the story and in doing those things to make it as exciting for the audience as possible."

To see photos of Tom Cruise hanging on for dear life, head over to Daily Mail.



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