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The 'Impossible' risks taken by high-flying Tom Cruise
The 'Impossible' risks taken by high-flying Tom Cruise

On a chilly British day last fall, Tom Cruise clung to the outside of an Airbus A400 military aircraft as it waited on the tarmac. The director and crew members from his new movie, "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation," were huddled inside the plane, preparing for a hugely risky stunt. "I walked out of the aircraft just before we were going to take off, and Tom was hanging on the back and it was deafening and cold and there was a noxious wave of exhaust," said the director, Christopher McQuarrie. "And I thought, 'This must be what hell is like.'" The nightmarish conditions were just beginning for Cruise — after all, the plane would...

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