9 Most Insane Film Stunts You Won't Believe Actors Performed

8. Tom Cruise - Any Of The Mission: Impossible Films

Take your pick - Cruise's exploits in the Mission: Impossible series are well documented. Be it withstanding a cascading wall of water, hanging off the side of a mountain with no safety net, leaping/abseiling from insane heights, scaling the Burj Khalifa or clinging onto the side of a plane as it takes off... yeah, it's safe to say that Tom Cruise is a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Not that there's any surprise to that, considering some of the batsh*t crazy stories pertaining to his private life and his, er, "religion". You have to hand it to the man though, if you want authenticity in your stunts, Cruise is the go-to man to get it done. Witnessing that plane take off in IMAX is one of the all-time exhilarating stunt sequences ever put to film - ditto the Burj Khalifa sequence. Whatever will he do next? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bip8Sz-kGkM

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