30 of the most dangerous movie stunts

Some survived these perilous stunts, while others didn’t make it alive

Tom Cruise’s airplane stunt (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, 2015)

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In an apparent attempt to one-up himself after climbing the side of Burj Khalifa, the then-52-year-old Tom Cruise attached himself to an airplane as it takes off in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

Featured in the opening of the Christopher McQuarrie-directed movie, the heart-stopping scene sees Cruise’s Ethan Hunt attaching himself to the side of an Airbus A400M as it takes to the skies over England. Cruise was wearing special contact lenses while performing the stunt because it’s impossible to keep one’s eyes wide open midair.