r/Damnthatsinteresting Jun 27 '22 Wholesome 3 Silver 6 Helpful 2

Tom Cruise uses CGI (to hide the cable)! Video

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u/bennihana09 Jun 27 '22

So, what happens after this? Does he just chill and wait for the plane to turn around and land?

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u/Magnetobama Jun 27 '22

I remember reading that they had to do that take multiple times. So yes, he waited multiple times for it to land. And take off again.

Edit: I looked it up. They did this 8 times with each go around taking 6-8 minutes and Tom Cruise wore special contact lenses to protect his eyes from the wind.

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u/IIIORIVARIII Jun 27 '22

And small particles

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u/JesterMarcus Jun 27 '22

I'm curious about the hearing protection. That would be absolutely deafening.

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u/Koppis Jun 27 '22

I don't see why he couldn't just be wearing earplugs.

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u/Dominus_Redditi Jun 27 '22

He probably is, still wayyyyyy too loud though even with plugs

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u/Baykey123 Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Most guys out near planes wear over ear muffs. The plugs don’t work as well by themselves so they double up

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u/Dominus_Redditi Jun 27 '22

I know! I work on them ;)

When we’re doing engine stuff I wear plugs and over ears, can never be too safe! Plus I hate loud stuff

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u/EvilButterfly96 Jun 27 '22

Hates loud noises, works by airplane engines lol

I did the same shit, I hate loud noises and jump so badly at them yet was Artillery in the Army lol

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u/Dominus_Redditi Jun 27 '22

The pay is great, and planes are cool! Just wish everything wasn’t so noisy ;_;

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u/kudamike Jun 27 '22

Hate loud stuff and hate tinnitus. Protect them ears everybody

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u/Gertrude_Born1953 Jun 27 '22

They cover different frequencies too. Over ear are better for lower frequency noises, in ear are better for higher frequency noises.

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u/PunkToTheFuture Jun 27 '22 Silver Helpful

He's been deaf since he joined a cult. He hears only alien magic words now

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u/Fluffy_hugger Jun 27 '22

And Katy Perry songs

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u/Charmadin Jun 27 '22

Same thing.

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u/ColdJackle Jun 27 '22

Legendary exchange

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u/Flatcapspaintandglue Jun 27 '22

This is why I put my special contact lenses on before I flush the toilet.

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u/TheArcReactor Jun 27 '22

And to think he tried to convince the stunt coordinator he didn't need the strap/harness

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u/YourConsciousness Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

I'm pretty sure that's wrong he wanted to do it with only a harness to the main safety cable going forward and without that extra top strap so his body could move around more and he actually could hold on and act better. They decided to just add some slack to that strap to he could still move around some but it wouldn't be too dangerous.

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u/chickenwithclothes Jun 27 '22

The insurance dude just laughed in response

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u/DAHFreedom Jun 27 '22

Insurance companies won’t cover him. That’s why he produces all these films himself.

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u/MuffinHydra Jun 27 '22

I think he said once he produces the films himself so when someone tells him no to a stunt he can fire them and hire someone who will say yes.

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u/Mustang1011 Jun 27 '22

That’s actually what happened with this scene if I recall.

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u/chickenwithclothes Jun 27 '22

Wellllll that sorta kills my joke

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u/player_zero_ Jun 27 '22

Is that true??

Supreme balls if so, there isn't enough money in the world for me to do that!

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u/pepsisugar Jun 27 '22

Danny Trejo has an awesome take on stuff like this:

I know that all the big stars hate me to say this, but I don’t want to risk 80 peoples’ jobs just to say I got big huevos on The Tonight Show. Because that’s what happens. I think a big star just sprained an ankle doing a stunt, and 80 or 180 people are out of a job… We have stunt people who do that stuff. And if they get hurt, I’m sorry to say but they just need to put a mustache on another Mexican and we can keep going. But if I get hurt, everybody’s out of a job. So I don’t choose to do that.

Funny thing is that this is his reply to Tom Cruise spraining his ankle while filming mission Impossible.

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u/thegreedyturtle Jun 27 '22

Although on the flip side, Tom Cruise is really close to being his own stuntman in a similar vein to Jackie Chan.

Him actually performing most stunts is a big draw and definitely shows in his movies.

Other rando actors this applies to for sure, but this is part of Cruise's brand.

He's still an asshole though.

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u/Blablabene Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

No it isn't. He got balls. But he's not dumb.

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u/Travellingjake Jun 27 '22

What a good question.

How easy would it be to open the door that he is holding onto whilst in flight?

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u/-pilot37- Jun 27 '22

This aircraft is an Airbus A400M Atlas, designed for cargo and paratrooper operations. The door he is holding on to is the paratroop door, which, for obvious reasons, can be opened in flight (but from the inside only).

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u/Kitosaki Jun 27 '22

The thing he is holding onto is a windscreen to prevent paratroopers from getting too twisted up when they exit the aircraft ;)

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u/AcidicLookout11 Jun 27 '22 Spit-take

One of these days Tom is going to die doing something utterly mundane and no one's gonna believe it.

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u/UXyes Jun 27 '22

A friend of mine is really into adventure racing/being outdoors in general. Rappelling, white water rafting, rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking, etc. She was lame for 6 weeks once, because she rolled her ankle walking through a ditch in someone’s front yard while drunk at a party.

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u/MachineSimulation Jun 27 '22

That's nothing. I've been lame my whole life

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u/Alex09464367 Jun 27 '22

Don't do drugs kids

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u/0xb00b1e Jun 27 '22

RemindMe! 3 Months

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u/ThisAintBuildABitch Jun 27 '22

Found the time traveler. 3 months, eh.

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u/Woodwardg Jun 27 '22

(if it is a real plane lifting off) I'm sure that whatever aircraft theyre using is capable of just opening the door and having him pulled back in. which probably begins happening the moment theyre done getting the shot they want.

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u/Jdubb271 Jun 27 '22

It is a real plane. They circled around and landed in the behind the scenes look.

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u/Disastrous-Tie-1932 Jun 27 '22

I read that he held on for five (5) takeoffs and landings. I presume it was a touch la ding situation. Pretty badass.

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u/BadgerFlame Interested Jun 27 '22

Crazy the life some people lead. He went back to his hotel, had a shower and went to bed after hanging off a plane all day.

an eventful day for me is going to my mates house for a cup of tea.

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u/Batavijf Jun 27 '22

Tea is pretty hot and so it's also very dangerous. So you're doing some badass stuff, drinking tea.

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u/UPPERKEES Jun 27 '22

While watching a Tom Cruise movie.

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u/lastfirstname1 Jun 27 '22

You touch la ding

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u/Danlingofish Jun 27 '22

Every now and again a reddit comment acts as a stark reminder of how childish I still am lol loved this, thanks!

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u/IShootRaw1965 Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

(if it is a real plane lifting off)

Yes it is.

I'm sure that whatever aircraft theyre using is capable of just opening the door and having him pulled back in. which probably begins happening the moment theyre done getting the shot they want.

No they did not. The plane took off with Cruise hanging on that plane and landed again.

Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIjKXTeU17Q

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u/SleepDeprivedUserUK Jun 27 '22

Can't wait for the next one where he ends up somehow going into low earth orbit, but just actually fucking does it for real.

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u/johnny_walker_dulles Jun 27 '22

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Elswit said, “It’s pretty damn crazy; it’s over a hundred knots when it takes off. They can slow down pretty quickly, but it still does on a complete circuit. They go up, get altitude, make a complete circuit and land. I think it’s up in the air for about 6-8 minutes before it lands again.

“Tom was in a full body harness and he’s cabled and wired to the plane through [its] door. Inside the aircraft was an aluminum truss that was carefully bolted to the plane, which held the wires that went through the door, which held Tom,” the cinematographer said of safety measures. “He was also wearing special contact lenses to protect his eyes. If anything hit him at those speeds it could be really bad. They were very careful about cleaning the runway so there were no rocks. And we took off in certain weather conditions; there were no birds. And he’s sort of protected by the way the air moves over the wing.”

“We did the takeoff twice, possibly three times,” he said. “We taxied a lot. But the actual takeoff is so grueling and so specific, I think that may have been only twice.”

“The first time they did a test with a dummy,” he said. “They then flew with the camera rig, and the day before we went up with a stunt double just to make sure everything was okay. (source)

see also: behind the scenes video, and video of paratroopers being deployed out of the side door of the same type of plane.

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u/512165381 Jun 27 '22

By my rough estimate he would face winds of 300km/hr (for the plane not to stall), and the temperature/[pressure to a few thousand metres would not be an issue. Wind in the face would be the biggest issue, hence the eye protection. People skydive with wind at 200km/hr.

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u/imnos Jun 27 '22

Wind in the face would be the biggest issue

A bird in the face would be a bigger issue... If you hit a goose at that speed then you're probably dead.

I wonder how they accounted for that in their risk assessments.

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u/TheRavenSayeth Jun 27 '22

He lives in the sky now

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u/chipsnsalsa239 Interested Jun 27 '22 Silver Gold Helpful hehehehe

They would need CGI to hide the shit falling out of my pants

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u/Humble_Conclusion_92 Jun 27 '22

A stream or lumps?

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u/fucktooshifty Jun 27 '22

depends on the catering

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u/PN_Guin Jun 27 '22

Yes

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u/Titaniumwo1f Jun 27 '22

Stream of lumps?

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u/darexinfinity Jun 27 '22

Also know as the spitfire special.

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u/AntontheDog Jun 27 '22

Asking the real questions.

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u/Disastrous_Ad_5574 Jun 27 '22

I was gonna say something less witty, so I won’t.

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u/Explorer200 Jun 27 '22

Something more shitty

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u/DeadmanDexter Jun 27 '22

Something more shitty, said by Tom Cruise

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u/oceanicreceptor_51 Jun 27 '22

Tom Cruise: it's either I die or I did it

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u/architype Jun 27 '22

As Deadpool says, "This guy's got the right idea. He wore the brown pants."

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u/regal_tourney Jun 27 '22

Lets face it Cruise has some of the biggest balls when it comes to action flicks and doing his own stunts. Respect.

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u/sgb5874 Jun 27 '22

He totally does. I had to sit here for a second and think "oh right, he's on a real fucking plane, damn that is interesting." His stunts are so insane and he is so good at them that you forget he is doing a dangerous stunt IRL. Thanks, other CGI... LOL.

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u/Runrunran_ Jun 27 '22

Idk how the plane was able to take off, considering the weight of his balls

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u/Tighnari Jun 27 '22

Fun fact:

Tom Cruise wants to do all of his stunts so bad that when the production team said he couldn’t due to insurance reasons, he became a producer of the MI franchise so he could work around rules.

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22 edited 17d ago

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u/VadimusRex Jun 27 '22

Lol, for real.

I saw an interview with Matt Damon and he said he went to a dinner with Tom Cruise and he asked him how did he perform the stunt in Dubai on Burj Khalifa and Cruise said something like "I wanted to do this for 15 years and when we got to it, the safety guy said it's not possible... it's too dangerous. So... I get another safety guy".

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u/segfalt31337 Jun 27 '22

Just watched that interview, serious question: Is, Tom Cruise, a vampire?

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u/ataraxic89 Jun 27 '22 Wholesome

Are you Christopher walken? Because if not that's too many commas.

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u/Squats4wigs Jun 27 '22

You're talking to me all wrong...you got the wrong tone...do it again, I'll stab you in the face with, a soldering iron.

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u/romeo2413 Jun 27 '22

Saw it when it was released in theaters, and recently rewatched it. This shit still HITS

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u/JohnGenericDoe Jun 27 '22

Hey, he's Walken, here!

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u/Taint_What_You_Do Jun 27 '22

It's all that adrenochrome from the freshly-slaughtered babies of low-level Operating Thetans.

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22

I also saw an interview with another action star, I can't remember who, who said that doing your own stunts can be incredibly selfish. If you get hurt then production has to stop. All those people will be out of work because you wanted to show off. It was a very interesting perspective. I don't know if I prefer badass action stars or conscientious ones.

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u/Guineypigzrulz Jun 27 '22

Danny Trejo

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u/Pangolin_Unlucky Jun 27 '22

lets be real, you think someone who is not a nutjob will strap himself to the side of a plane while it takes off?

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u/Jaeger562 Jun 27 '22

such a damn shame too, hes a great actor and much respect for his stunt work, but he's a fucking wacko.

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u/poxonallthehouses Jun 27 '22

One probably has to be pretty weird to be a great actor, and so I've learned to be forgiving of their, uh... quirks

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u/Plusran Jun 27 '22

Oh Scientology isn’t a quirk, it’s a major problem for the whole fucking country. They’ve got their dirty culty fingers in all the pies.

Hi to the Scientology lady who has to read every comment that mentions it. Please get help for yourself.

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u/R7H27 Jun 27 '22

Wait, say more about this creepy omnipresent lady?

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u/Plusran Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Can’t find her name now. =(

It was years ago, here, someone said something like “hi Katie Karin, I know you’re reading this. you are loved. Please get yourself out of the cult” and had a link for instructions about how to get out.

And then someone else explained that this girl’s job was to read Scientology related comments online and … I dunno, probably report if there was a problem?

But everyone was so kind, encouraging, telling her she’s a person worthy of love and doesn’t deserve the treatment she gets in the cult and such.

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u/__red__5 Jun 27 '22

One person's problem is another cult's recruiting opportunity.

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u/TheFukAmIDoing Jun 27 '22

It also helps when the cults create fake problems for its members and miraculously are the only available solution.

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u/khaeen Jun 27 '22

It also lets them know which (former) member(s) need guys in suits showing up at their door with an invitation back into the fold with a pile of legal suits if they don't comply. Scientology likes making their members sign NDAs saying that anything that goes on within the "church" is "confidential".

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u/cirkamrasol Jun 27 '22

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/5fjszg/i_am_leah_remini_ask_me_anything_about_scientology/dakuhev?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3

it's this comment from Leah Remini's AMA

Do I think? I know. Hi Karin Pouw and members of OSA! If any Sea Org member is currently reading this and works for OSA and wants to leave, I will help you... including Karin.

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u/Plusran Jun 27 '22

THANK YOU

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u/Fibonacci_11235813a Jun 27 '22

So what I’m hearing is we should create an army of bots that go around the net mentioning Scientology just to keep them busy.

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u/drrhrrdrr Jun 27 '22

hi Katie

And you thought being married to Tom Cruise was a shit job

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22

They have killed some of their members and tortured others, Scientology is definitely a major problem.

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u/TunaAndBanana Jun 27 '22

of their, uh… quirks

Not sure being a major figure in a cult falls under that banner.

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u/Affectionate-Date140 Jun 27 '22

Genuinely he is the 2nd most powerful person in the cult behind David Miscavige after Hubbard’s death. AFAIK he is essentially their version of a saint.

He is deeply complicit if not directly responsible for a lot of what has been perpetrated by scientology

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u/TunaAndBanana Jun 27 '22

Yup. But you know, he makes cool movies and does his own stunts so it’s all good.

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u/Affectionate-Date140 Jun 27 '22

Being the 2nd most powerful person in a cult that’s collectively responsible for countless “disappearances” is uh, a quirk, sure.

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u/iruleatants Jun 27 '22

It always amazes me how people can seemingly be good, but also be evil.

I don't know if tom cruise is good, but Scientology is evil.

I remember after bush was out of office, and time there was an event with the Obama's, he would sneak candy to her. And and I was like, "Aww that's sweet" but at the same time, he's a war criminal.

Its just fascinating how people can be kind and generous, and also extremely evil.

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u/ArtisticSell Jun 27 '22

Why are you confused why people can be good and evil at the same time? I am only 21 years old and i am aware i do bad things sometimes.

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u/HaesoSR Jun 27 '22

Everyone does bad things sometimes, this is not that. The dude is part of a murderous cult that psychologically and physically tortures people, engages in espionage, blackmail - the list just goes on and on.

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u/Kunundrum85 Jun 27 '22

It’s like Mel Gibson. Dude is an insanely talented director when he decides on a passion project. But his personality and beliefs are just tough to deal with. You kind of want to watch his movies through your fingers over your eyes.

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u/Antrephellious Jun 27 '22

He’s famous for being uncontrollable. Many of his movies hes decided on adding certain parts that would go way over the original budget. I remember one of his producers at Paramount saying you could try to gently guide him towards the budget but Tom Cruise does whatever he wants. All of his movies make a shit ton of money so nobody can really say no to him and he knows it.

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u/schkmenebene Jun 27 '22

Dude literally saluted the picture of a dead cult leader while on stage in front of all the members of Scientology... And then tried to have the clip of that removed from the internet.

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u/ValuableYellow4971 Jun 27 '22

I’ve come to the realization that most famous people that are Scientologists are hiding a secret find this powerful organization useful in helping hide said secret. Travolta, Smith, cruise, etc. I bet you can figure out what that secret is.

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u/MrDurden32 Jun 27 '22

It's the other way around. Scientology holds them hostage by threat of disclosing their secrets.

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u/NotYourReddit18 Jun 27 '22

If I remember correctly this is the reason he can't find an insurance company for his movies now so when he actually gets injured and they need to pause production nobody gets paid

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u/Saltire_Blue Jun 27 '22

Tom: “look at me, look at me… I’m the producer now”

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u/BornOnFeb2nd Jun 27 '22

Danny Trejo has a good take on actors doing their own stunts..

First of all, making movies is a business. Now all you actors that want to disagree me, I dare you. The reality is insurance companies won’t let us do our own stunts. We have professionals, just like I’m a professional artist. What I do is, “To be or not to be in the barrio,” that’s what I do. A stunt guy pads up and goes through a wall. That’s his profession. Every time the profession’s mixed, I don’t want to risk 80 people’s jobs just so I can say I have big nuts. I don’t want to say that. Norm Mora is my stunt man, that’s his profession.

If the star gets injured, shit grinds to a halt, and how many people on set are suddenly not making money for however long it takes to heal up?

If a stuntpeep gets injured, only that person is no longer working.

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u/Tee_zee Jun 27 '22

While in general I think Danny raises a fair point, Tom Cruises whole stock is that HE does the stuff. Hhis whoole brand is him basically being superhuman whether its being an acroobatic piloot, running like a superhoeor, hanging off the side of a plane or rock climbing in the desert, and if we didn't have shots of TC with no obvious CGI or cuts to stuntmen, the films wouldn't make nearly as much money

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u/Djbuckets Jun 27 '22

Correct. Just like everyone expected outtakes on Jackie Chan films. It's the brand. Well said.

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u/Soundwave_47 Jun 27 '22

This is true. This is why his films have had consistently increasing grosses and why he now has his first $1B+ film 30+ years into his career.

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u/MoranthMunitions Jun 27 '22

I've heard Tom Cruise's covid rant - he clearly understands that films are people's livelihoods. I wouldn't be shocked if the dude paid everyone on stand down - if insurance didn't cover it - if an accident during one of his stunts halted production. It's not like he couldn't afford it.

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u/WishOnSuckaWood Jun 27 '22

I can't unsee "running like a superhoe"

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u/kingdaddykingdaddy Jun 27 '22

I always wondered how he was able to get insurance

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u/Hi_Its_Salty Jun 27 '22

Kinda similar to Jackie chan, no insurance company wants to insure him since he does most of his stunts if not all , so he created his own insurance company and stunt school as well

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u/Brian-_S Jun 27 '22

Tom Cruise still has to somewhat bend the knee to certain production members like the safety guy. And the very same movie as the clip above when he tries to bring his idea for scaling the building in Dubai to the safety guy. The safety we tell him that they can't do it because it's too dangerous. Tom Cruise later replaced the safety guy with one who was more accepting to the stunt.

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u/ButterflyQuick Jun 27 '22

Sounds like he doesn’t have to “bend the knee” too much if he can just replace them

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u/AMViquel Jun 27 '22

Frankly, the motion to literally kick someone involves bending the knee.

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u/JohnnyBoy11 Jun 27 '22

Danger of that is doing something like Alec Baldwin and hiring the wrong people.

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u/Brian-_S Jun 27 '22

Exactly the person may let you do what you want but it can make for a bad situation. If Tom Cruise would have slipped off the side of that building everyone would have been looking at the safety director like why did you let him do this. Then info would have came out later on showing that Tom Cruise replaced the safety director who told him he couldn't do it and he would have taken the heat.

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u/ajloves2code Jun 27 '22

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u/shushyomouf Jun 27 '22

This is the best character he ever played.

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u/mmaqp66 Jun 27 '22

The impressive thing about Tom Cruise is that his best works are not in action movies, but in two movies outside his comfort zone, Tropic Thunder and Collateral.

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u/welsh_will Jun 27 '22

Plus Magnolia.

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u/_FREE_HAT_ Jun 27 '22

I just watched that movie for the first time the other night. his bedside monologue is magnificent!

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u/Necessary_Toe7207 Jun 27 '22

He should have won awards for his performance in Magnolia.

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u/Apart_Strength5023 Jun 27 '22

You forgot about Vanilla Sky and Eyes Wide Shut

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u/Bowler_300 Jun 27 '22

Eyes wide shut bothers me almost anytime its mentioned. I grew up on long island, I recognized some of the estate shots.

Its like this giant open secret that everyone knows theres weird fuckin sex cults for the rich but no one talks about it. Which is why I strongly believe the conspiracy theory kubrick was killed for making this movie.

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u/Renewed_RS Jun 27 '22

You're right that his best films aren't action movies.. but you definitely just listed two action movies lol Tropic Thunder and Collateral are both action heavy.

It's true about Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia, A Few Good Men, Rain Man and some others though.

He also does great in the sci-fi/action genre too when you think about Minority Report, Vanilla Sky, Edge of Tomorrow, Oblivion, War of the Worlds.

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u/ZiOnIsNeXtLeBrOn Jun 27 '22

The dancing scene was just him doing it. They didn’t ask him for it. He just did it. The director put it in at the end.

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u/bakenmake Jun 27 '22

Saw an interview where he said that was a character he created himself and was just waiting for the right moment/movie to use it.

Makes it even better.

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u/Jeni_Coven Jun 27 '22

take a step back and LITERALLY FUCK YOUR OWN FACE!

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u/yeahnahyeahmaybeok Jun 27 '22

Im gonna have fat hands and im gonna dance

Tom Fucking Cruise

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u/Unusual_Variable Jun 27 '22

I'm not a huge Tom Cruise fan, but the fact he does things like this are impressive. Any movie that goes the extra mile to keep CGI to a minimum is a win in my book. He could have used a green screen and wind tunnel. Nope MF used an actual plane, even with the strap. Would you do it? I wouldn't lol

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u/Lunarpuppylove Jun 27 '22

I don’t even like flying INSIDE the plane.

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u/yuhanz Jun 27 '22

I think you and Tom have this in common, see post:

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u/Govt-Issue-SexRobot Jun 27 '22

Maybe that’s the whole problem

You’ve just never tried it outside

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u/coocoocachoo699 Jun 27 '22

You damn right. Even if my body was strapped at the midriff so that I was basically tied to the plane I'd not do this.

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u/SoDamnToxic Jun 27 '22

I'd probably hang from the straps for a good hour, a few sudden tugs to test it out, double strap everything, get some engineers to check the metal the straps are attached to, make sure I do some good forearm exercises for a good month before, watch the pilot fly around a couple of times to make sure he's good, have someone else do it first just to make sure, interview the other person for a while see how it went, triple check everything.

Then yea, I'd maybe do it.

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u/JohnnyBoy11 Jun 27 '22

The un-colorgraded one looks better imo.

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u/ilic_mls Jun 27 '22

And most if not all of the stunts are done by him. I hate Tom as a person because of his religion but i love him as an actor and his dedication to the craft

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u/multiarmform Jun 27 '22

even though they didnt point out the other cable holding him against the plane closer to his chest, i still wouldnt do it. theres no way i would have the grip and strength to hold on and my arms and body would end up just smacking around until i blacked out

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u/CrustyJuggIerz Jun 27 '22

Love or hate Tom, the man is a fuckin beast.

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u/ravengenesis1 Jun 27 '22

His professional life is way better than his personal. He always get a ton of praises from people working worth him.

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u/televised_aphid Jun 27 '22

His professional life is a noine

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u/Theefreeballer Jun 27 '22

He is a madman. Is there another actor that would do that ? Maybe Jackie Chan but that’s all I can think of

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u/JormaxGreybeard Jun 27 '22

Jackie Chan would find a way to flip and twist in and out of the handholds Tom Cruise is using.

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u/-Fexxe- Jun 27 '22

All while fighting off baddies with chairs, ladders and a kick or two

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u/peanutbuttahcups Jun 27 '22

"I don't want trouble!"

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u/bolaft Jun 27 '22

Jean-Paul Belmondo did all his stunts.

Check this out

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u/gunburns88 Jun 27 '22

Everyone acts like that's the original Tom Cruise and not like his 20th or 30th clone

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u/GlutenFreeDairyFreeC Jun 27 '22

See "Living With Yourself" movie. It's pretty interesting on this subject.

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u/Rosti_LFC Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

You mean the (excellent) Paul Rudd TV series? Or is there a film with the same name as well?

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u/SalesyMcSellerson Jun 27 '22

Yeah WTF happened to this show. It was awesome!

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u/mopeywhiteguy Jun 27 '22

Stuff like this show why practical effects will always be more effective, interesting and enjoyable than over use of cgi and green screen. The stunts in something like inception are so much better to watch than any marvel stunt

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u/ominousgraycat Jun 27 '22

I doubt that Tom Cruise did the CGI himself. They probably have people whose job it is to do the CGI.

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u/wikipedianredditor Jun 27 '22

No, Tom Cruise insisted on doing all the CGI himself. When they informed him that he doesn’t know how to do computer generated imagery, he went to school and got a PhD in it.

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u/Luxpreliator Jun 27 '22

Why do they so often color correct to such an unnatural hue? That's not dusk, dawn, stormy, overcast, or any other natural color palatte. Looks weird.

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u/sgkssbxuxndb Jun 27 '22

In Mexico

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u/bigman-penguin Jun 27 '22

Can't shoot Mexico without the Mexico filter.

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u/khalestorm Jun 27 '22

It’s become the de facto cinematic look. Otherwise it’d just look straight out of camera and unedited if it didn’t have that color “correction” ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/OwnStorm Jun 27 '22

They do it based on which environment they want to show. If it's warmer place like Dubai.. you will see yellowish. It's plot is based in Iceland like cold.. it will be blue hue. Like you see most of western movies plot start with rock , long road a scorpion crawling with wind gusting over dry plants.

It's just cinema has associated things which they want to tell you without explaining by words.

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u/DiabloTerrorGF Jun 27 '22

I do color calibration for monitors and tvs. Welcome to industry standard color temperature. It's awful and quite prevalent. Scenes in movies are always too warm nowadays compared to real life. Art "professionals" decided on it, not scientists or laymen.

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u/246011111 Jun 27 '22

I would assume there are historical reasons for it, like with 24 fps. Then people got used to seeing it, and it became what makes a movie look like a movie.

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u/Soundwave_47 Jun 27 '22

Not always, the Transformers films are way too cool for example.

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u/delicate-butterfly Jun 27 '22

Ozark is so blue I had to stop watching it

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u/ILetTheFuckinDogsOut Jun 27 '22

There are actually two cables in shot

The plane took 6min to take off bank and then land

He did this stunt 8 times

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u/rumpler117 Jun 27 '22

Impressive the whole thing isn’t CGI.

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u/gouflook Jun 27 '22

The cable was added in cgi just to please the insurance folks

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u/ajuez Jun 27 '22

Not to be a smartass, but for the record, the cable removing isn't CGI either. People usually consider CGI any computer-rendered, three-dimensional element allocated in a scene. But that isn't necessary for cables which are normally removed by a method called masking where they paint out a part of the image. It really isn't complicated in this case because it's a mostly uniform colour in that area and there isn't much camera movement.

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u/proddy Jun 27 '22

While the stunt itself is very impressive, the work to remove the cable is not. An experienced artist would probably take an hour to do this shot.

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u/Mjhwl05 Jun 27 '22

Even with the cable, Tom is a fucking psychopath to do straight up do that stunt actually hanging off a real fucking airborne plane.

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u/supagirl277 Jun 27 '22

Still very scary that he legit did that, even with a cable

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u/meme_dika Jun 27 '22

Use the real plane to do stunts? Damn... This guy is mad lads....

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u/RhubarbWeekly Jun 27 '22

When there are no flights but your girlfriend is home alone

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u/PsychedelicPistachio Jun 27 '22

What kind of insurance policy does he have? What insurance company would even wanna touch him lol

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u/traumfisch Jun 27 '22

Scientological

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u/ImericanAdiot Jun 27 '22

I’d need CGI to deflect the viewers attention from the shit pouring out of my ass

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u/Need2askDumbQs Jun 27 '22

Oh shit he actually did that!

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u/C_W_H Jun 27 '22

Not Tom, but post production crew, who never get enough credit.

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u/Atrainlan Jun 27 '22

There's also a magnet up his ass and one on the other side of the plane door.

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u/E_PunnyMous Jun 27 '22

No shit. It would look freaking stupid as shit if they didn’t remove the cable.

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u/Arbuh Jun 27 '22

He did this stunt in the skies above Lincolnshire I think. Incredible stunt. When are he and JC going to get together to do a grumpy old men kung-fu stuntfest I ask?

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u/guacamoleness Jun 27 '22 Wholesome

I'm not gonna lie. That Tom a cruise guy has some balls. I wouldn't strap onto a plane like that even for 20 million. Well. Maybe for 20. If I could take large amounts of sedatives. Large. Amounts.

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u/mitchij2004 Jun 27 '22

It would be very funny to see someone just ragdolling against the side of the plane on a shit ton of Ativan or something.

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u/Battlejesus Jun 27 '22

Thanks, that made me giggle like a fool

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u/thisremindsmeofbacon Jun 27 '22

Its amazing they were able to cgi him to mexico

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u/Rambo_3811 Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

This guy does his own stunts agreed but he is about to turn 60 and at that age most people have trouble running and this man has taken his stunts to the next level. IMPRESSIVE!!!

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u/MonkeyMakingMusic55 Jun 27 '22

He has some big cahones! You could not pay me to do that.

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u/South_Design3852 Jun 27 '22

Still the most badass stunt by an actor. Period.

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u/Piwo1313 Jun 28 '22

Wait…you thought that when he said he does his own stunts, that meant that cables wouldn’t be used? No stunt man would do it without cables either.

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u/KarmaFarmerList Jun 27 '22

With an 11 day old account, OP's the freshest karma farmer I've ever found.

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u/jjStubbs Jun 27 '22

Did they also use CGI to hide his massive fucking balls!!??