Monday, December 27, 2010

Tom Cruise Sitting on top of the world

Tom Cruise is performing a death-defying stunt on the planet's highest skyscraper Burj Khalifa in Dubai. He's well-known for doing all his own stunts, no matter how dangerous they are...
But action hero Tom Cruise may have gone to new heights both literally and figuratively yesterday during a scene for Mission Impossible IV in Dubai.

Perched on top of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, which stands at 2,717 feet.

Cruise performs another hair-raising stunt perched barefoot at the very top of the Burj Khalifa.

Reprising his Ethan Hunt superspy role, just a few days ago Cruise was running around the windows below the tower's Observation Deck, 124 floors above the ground during a chase scene.
At a press conference last week, Cruise informed attendees that he would be 'spending many days [and] many hours on the side of this building. I can't give details, but I will be up there.'
 
The actor's spokeswoman says: 'Tom has been preparing for the stunt for some time. He believes if he performs the stunts himself, the audience believes more in his character.'

Stuntman: Tom does his own stunts, no matter how dangerous they are...

A view of the Burj Khalifa showing where Tom Cruise is performing his hair-raising stunt on in Dubai.