Watch Tom Cruise ride bike off cliff in new Mission: Impossible 7 stunt

Hollywood actor Tom Cruiser drove a motorcycle off a giant cliff in Norway while shooting for a stunt in his upcoming movie Mission: Impossible 7. The actor, who is known for performing his own dangerous stunts, showed a clip of the motorcycle stunt during a gathering of movie theater operators and Hollywood studio executives at the CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.

The video clip was an aerially shot footage of the actor who jumps off the giant cliff with his motorcycle and remains air-bound until his parachute is released and he lands back safely.

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Cruise trained for the stunt for more than a year by taking at least 500 sky-diving sessions and 13,000 motor-bike jumps, while the original stunt was filmed a total of six times, as reported by Hollywood Reporter. "This is far and away the most dangerous thing I’ve attempted; we’ve been working on this for years," Cruise told Deadline Hollywood. "I wanted to do it since a little kid."

The Hollywood actor's preparation for the bike stunt was showed as behind-the-scenes footage, where he performs sky dives and motocross jumps, during the convention. He then traveling on his motorcycle across an elaborate ramp constructed on a remote Norwegian cliff to shoot the stunt itself.

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Hollywood actor Tom Cruise (L) and a screengrab of the stunt video (R) (Image source: @ZachMacieI/Twitter)
Hollywood actor Tom Cruise (L) and a screengrab of the stunt video (R) (Image source: @ZachMacieI/Twitter)

Known for having a penchant for performing stunts, Cruise, in his past movies, has performed stunts where he hung off the side of a plane as it takes off. He has also piloted a helicopter through narrow mountain ravines, scaled the 2,717-foot high (828 meters) Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, and performed a sky dive from almost five miles high. While shooting for a stunt in the Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Cruise broke his ankle during a stunt.

Mission: Impossible 7 is due for release in May 2022, and has been shot in Italy, Norway and the UK for more than a year.

First Published Date: 30 Aug 2021, 16:00 PM IST
TAGS: bike stunts
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