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Tom Cruise Gets Plenty Of Action! 10 Times The Star Tempted Fate By Performing His Own Stunts

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Dec. 17 2014, Updated 11:50 a.m. ET

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Tom Cruise proves that it isn’t always so easy to be an A-list actor.

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Tom Cruise proves that it isn’t always so easy to be an A-list actor.

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Tom Cruise had to cling to a replica train while filming a scene in a studio for Mission: Impossible. “When I was a little kid, I used to go up on a roof and jump off the roof into the snow and do flips and stuff, and now I get to do it in movies,” the actor gushes.

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Cruise hopped on a motorcycle in the second installment of the popular Mission: Impossible film franchise. “I’m very careful about it when I do stunts — very studied, but I enjoy it,” he insists.

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“I’m always thinking of different stunts,” says Cruise, here doing some in Boston on the set of his film Wichita.

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“I’m always thinking of different stunts,” says Cruise, here doing some in Boston on the set of his film Wichita.

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"I literally had to figure a way to fly, because even with months of training, I didn’t anticipate the crosswinds you get when you’re up that high,” Cruise says of filming Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building that’s located in Dubai. “Once I figured out how to use my feet as rudders and got the spatial awareness, we got the shots we wanted."

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"I literally had to figure a way to fly, because even with months of training, I didn’t anticipate the crosswinds you get when you’re up that high,” Cruise says of filming Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building that’s located in Dubai. “Once I figured out how to use my feet as rudders and got the spatial awareness, we got the shots we wanted."

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"I literally had to figure a way to fly, because even with months of training, I didn’t anticipate the crosswinds you get when you’re up that high,” Cruise says of filming Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building that’s located in Dubai. “Once I figured out how to use my feet as rudders and got the spatial awareness, we got the shots we wanted."

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Cruise got some major action on the set of Knight and Day.

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Cruise expected Cameron Diaz to bring her A-game when they filmed Knight and Day together. "He has a very high standard," says Diaz, who shot with Cruise on a motorcycle for the film. "So that's a wonderful thing.”

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Cruise is still hanging in there and doing his own stunts even though he’s now well over 50. He recently hung out with actress Rebecca Ferguson at the Vienna State Opera while making the latest Mission: Impossible movie.

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