Tom Cruise was the first actor ever to perform this stunt, watch how it went down

Jeremy Belanger
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Paramount Pictures released a behind-the-scenes video of Tom Cruise’s most recent insane stunt for the Mission: Impossible franchise. The filmmakers wanted Cruise to be the first actor to perform a high-altitude, low-open (HALO) jump on camera, which is essentially skydiving from so high, you need an oxygen supply. As you guessed, that comes with some challenges.

The production built one of the world’s largest wind tunnels to rehearse the stunt, developed a special helmet equipped with an oxygen mask, and completed over 100 jumps to get the shot.

Cruise has been known to do his own stunts, and this film was no exception. For Fallout, he hung from a rope below a helicopter and even jumped between buildings, breaking his ankle. Apparently, that still wasn’t enough for the Cruise.

So, go see Mission: Impossible — Fallout. I mean, Tom Cruise risked his life for it.

Watch the crazy Mission: Impossible — Fallout stunt that left the cast believing Tom Cruise fell to his death:

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