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Tom Cruise Makes 5-Mile Skydive In ‘Mission: Impossible’ Stunt


FILE PHOTO: U.S. actor Tom Cruise poses for photographers at a British screening of the film
FILE PHOTO: U.S. actor Tom Cruise poses for photographers at a British screening of the film "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" in London, Britain July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo
June 7, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) – Tom Cruise has jumped off buildings, slid off skyscrapers and clung onto the outside of a plane during take-off in his roles as action movie hero.
Now he can stake a claim to being the first actor to perform a “HALO” skydive on camera: a “high altitude, low opening” jump, usually done only by highly-trained military professionals as a way of avoiding detection by the enemy.
The 55-year-old filmed the stunt for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, the latest installment of the high-grossing action movies in which he plays agent Ethan Hunt.
In a video released ahead of the movie’s release next month, Cruise leaps from the cargo door of a plane at 25,000 feet (7,600 meters) – almost five miles – opening the parachute less than 2,000 feet (600 meters) from the ground, according the filmmakers.
To prepare for the stunt, which carries a risk of decompression sickness, or “the bends”, during the 200 mph (320 kmh) fall, Cruise trained in a custom-built wind machine and used a special helmet.
Cruise broke an ankle last year filming another stunt for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, when he jumped between two buildings and landed against a wall.

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