Tom Cruise is famous for doing all his own stunts. How far he left, he showed during the shooting «Top Gun 2».
"They are not afraid of death or the devil," is the subtitle of Top Gun. How many of these quotes apply to Tom Cruise (56), he is currently proving once again during the filming of the second part of the 80s cult film.
As reported by "The Sun", the shooting of "Top Gun 2" is currently being held. The reason: Cruise wants to learn to fly fighter jets. The actor wants to sit in the cockpit for some brave air hunting rather than giving priority to stuntman. "Tom insisted that the order of action would be as realistic as possible," said one employee. "He already has a flight license, but that doesn't apply to fighter jets. That's why he is taking lessons.»
Manufacturers don't want to endanger the Cruise
That made Cruise the first movie star to do tricks on a jet on the screen. But if it's up to blockbuster producers, superstars would prefer to do it without: "They prefer to refrain from endangering their main actors – and thus their entire film." In the end, however, they should have no choice. Insurance costs are horrendous, they do everything to make Tom happy. »
He climbed the tallest skyscraper in the world
Cruise is famous in Hollywood for wanting to do all its own stunts. So he climbed for "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" with his hands on the side of Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, high and allowed himself to "Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation" outside an initial plane tied up. During the filming of "Mission: Impossible 6 – Fallout", however, that attracted attention. In a leap between two houses, Cruise slammed his knee against the facade opposite the house. The result: broken ankle and broken shot. (Klm)