His Hollywood blockbusters are known for his unique stunts.
Tom Cruise pulled off his greatest feat to date when he was seen hanging upside-down from the wings of a World War II plane while filming scenes for his Mission Impossible 8 movie.
The actor, 59, was seen filming the death-defying stunt at Duxford Airfield in Cambridge this week, with the 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane performing a stomach-churching loop-the-loop and nose-dive with the actor onboard.
Action man: Tom Cruise may have pulled of his most ambitious feat yet as he was seen hanging upside down from the wing of a World War II biplane while filming scenes his upcoming Mission Impossible 8 movie
For the past few weeks, the action man had been taking flying lessons at the airfield in preparation for exhilarating scenes for the next instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise, which is set for release on July 7, 2023.
It appears that the Tom’s hard work was paying off. The Tom was seen taking to the skies in rehearsals, and was seen climbing out from his bright yellow biplane as the plane flew to 2000 feet.
In a brazen act, the Hollywood actor was seen clinging to the wings of an 80-year old aircraft while it did a nosedive, as well as a variety of other aerobatics.
Wow: The actor, 59, was seen filming the death-defying stunt at Duxford Airfield in Cambridge this week, with the 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane performing a stomach-churching loop-the-loop and nose-dive with the actor onboard
Quick learner: For the past few weeks, the action man had been taking flying lessons at the airfield in preparation for exhilarating scenes for the next instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise, which is set for release on July 7, 2023
Brave: And the hard work appears to have paid off as the Tom took to the skies during rehearsals and was seen climbing out of the bright yellow biplane as it soared to 2000 feet
It was quite a sight to see: A bright yellow warplane flew through the skies with an actor at its wing.
Daredevil Tom. He proved that he had the ability to climb high as he gripped the plane’s wing from 2000 feet up.
With the pilot at the controls, the actor took control of the aircraft from the back seat.
The plane took off at over 2000 feet and the father of three climbed out.
As the plane soared across the Cambridgeshire countryside, Tom – who was attached to the plane by a harness – perilously dangled himself upside down from the wing.
Watch him fly! As he flew through the countryside of Cambridgeshire, the film star was quite the spectacle.
Prepared: Vanilla Sky’s actor, was seen talking with his crew before take-off.
You can practice what you learn: This star was practicing before the takeoff of his plane.
Tom and his team made sure that the actor was safe and secure. They checked the harness of the actor, which would hold him steady as he flew to the skies.
Preparation: Tom can be seen holding onto the harness with one leg raised and grasping at his other as he practices his move.
Flying: Tom was strapped to a harness, while the second plane hovered close by.
In a jaw-dropping feat of aerodynamics, Tom was able to sit upright on the wings after the plane flipped over.
After performing a dive, the World War II craft performed a loop the-loop while the A-lister held on. He then returned to the cockpit.
A second plane was also seen flying alongside the Boeing B75N1 during the rehearsals for the nail-biting stunt.
Getting ready: The actor took off from the ground sitting in the front sit of the warplane, with the pilot taking the controls in the backseat
Easy does it: As the plane soared across the Cambridgeshire countryside, Tom – who was attached to the plane by a harness – perilously dangled himself upside down from the wing
Flying high: The plane then flipped upside down, which then resulted in Tom sitting upright on the wing in the jaw-dropping move
Winging it: The World War II craft then performed a dive and a loop-the-loop as the A-lister clung on, before he then made his way back to the cockpit
Bravo: After performing a nose-dive, the WWII aircraft pilot made a vertical circle while in flight.
Staying close: A second plane was also seen flying alongside the Boeing B75N1 during the rehearsals for the nail-biting stunt
These stunning images capture the plane’s brightly-colored flight across the sky and landing on the runway.
Tom’s dedication to filming comes as the previous film in the franchise hasn’t even hit cinemas yet, with Mission Impossible 7 set for release on September 30, 2022.
It was previously reported that the Minority Report star was learning to fly a World War II plane for the eighth installment of the action franchise.
A source told The Sun : ‘Tom had started to learn to fly a Boeing Stearman biplane earlier this year for a major stunt scene in Mission: Impossible 8.
‘It’s obviously a highly skilled task but as usual he has no plans to cut any corners or bring in a stuntman.’
Insider said that while filming had just finished on Mission: Impossible 7 (which was still in progress), Tom hadn’t taken a vacation. Filming jaw-dropping scenes in an 80-year-old aircraft is very dangerous.
This action hero is known for pulling off his own stunts, which will continue in the Mission Impossible eighth installment.
Cruise has a pilot’s license for fixed-wings and a helicopter licence.
This comes just a few days after the Los Angeles Dodgers fan shocked by his change of appearance.
Cruise was almost unrecognizable to many fans last month as he enjoyed Game 2 in San Francisco of the National League Division Series.
Cruise, his son Connor (26), and his daughter Cruise were enjoying a night out in Oracle Park as the San Francisco Giants played the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Many Twitter users were skeptical of Cruise’s appearance at the game. Others compared his appearance to Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald who died last month.
Some speculated on the reason for the change in his face.
“Tom Cruise is either overweight or has too many fillers.” I’m going with the fillers,’ one person wrote.
“Tom Cruise either has gained weight or has an overdose of fillers,” one person wrote. I’m going with the fillers,’ one person wrote.
One person simply said, “What’s Tom Cruise doing to his face?”
Tom is the top man in the world. His daring feat was a testament to his leadership skills.
Impressive: Tom’s dedication to filming comes as the previous film in the franchise hasn’t even hit cinemas yet, with Mission Impossible 7 set for release on September 30, 2022
Up for it: It was previously reported that the Minority Report star was learning to fly a World War II plane for the eighth installment of the action franchise
A source said: ‘It’s obviously a highly skilled task but as usual he has no plans to cut any corners or bring in a stuntman’
Non-stop: ‘Filming has only just wrapped on Mission: Impossible 7 but Tom has not given himself a break’
However, some jumped on his side, with one fan saying: Tom Cruise has put some weight on his face since he prob is not filming movie that would require him to lose his human form and get memed for the entire time because it feels terriblely yucky.
Another user on Twitter wrote, “At first I felt sorry that everyone was making fun Tom Cruise’s face. It honestly looks like some type of side effect to my eyes.
And then they said, “But then, I remember he’s spent years criticizing people for using meds.” You can drag that pillow face.
High-flyer: The action man is renowned for doing his own stunts in his films, and it appears the eighth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise will be no be different
Mission accomplished. Film legend, John Travolta was determined to perform all his stunts in the movie’s favor
Always ready for action: Cruise holds a helicopter license and a fixed-wings pilot’s license
Adventurer: He’s renowned for performing his own stunts in his Hollywood blockbusters
After Hayley Atwell and Tom were reported to have recently split, it is now that the actor has made this announcement.
The Sun was told by an insider that the breakup occurred after intense filming.
‘They really got on well – but as the latest film winds down they’ve decided to go back to being friends.
Group effort: Before the plane took off, a whole staff gathered in front of it.
Tom played a hands-on role. He was seen greeting staff members who were watching him closely.
Momentary: He temporarily removed his mask as he spoke with his team
It looks great: The craft, despite being 80 years old, still looked in excellent condition
Their filming schedules were very hectic and Tom also has other commitments. He is often shooting in private helicopters or by jets so the movie just finished.
“But they are still willing to work together. This is a shame but it’s just one of these things. But they still manage to get along well.
MailOnline reached both Hayley and Tom’s representatives to get their comments.
Courage: Tom did not let fear stop him from filming an amazing scene
Mission Impossible 8 to be released in cinematography on July 7, 2023