Tom Cruise risks life for selfie Published By Marriska Fernandes on Jun 08, 2017

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is just like us, folks! Or most of us, anyways.

The Mission: Impossible star risked his life and almost killed himself for the perfect selfie. Can you relate much? Tom and the crew were filming a few scenes for The Mummy on a helicopter 2000 feet above the Namibian desert. In between takes, Tom hung out of the plane for a candid photo, scaring the life out of his co-stars.

Co-star Courtney B. Vance recalled the incident, saying: ''They told everyone, 'Don't take any pictures.' We get up in the helicopter and he's like, 'Wanna take some pictures?' He's funny. He was hanging out of the helicopter, taking selfies and pictures of us. Crazy!''

That's Cruise for ya! When USA Today asked him about his risky move, he replied: "I just really wanted a different kind of a shot. So I had my seat belt just loose enough to hang out. It was fun."

We all know that Tom loves to do most of his own stunts. Earlier this year, we chatted with Tom's stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood about working with the actor. He said: "Absolutely, a lot. We certainly put our heads against each other. That’s non-stop. That’s my nightmare on a daily basis. He wants to do it all and he does 99.9 percent of it. It’s very difficult to be one of the best actors around and a great producer and a great creative professional and also be a world champion motorbike rider, skydiver etc."

But we ain't complaining. Tom, can we see that epic selfie, pretty please? ~Marriska Fernandes

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Comments & Discussion

  • Matty G - 6/8/2017 11:18:43 AM
    Yes; he's one of the most famous Scientologists in the world, but I like Tom Cruise. He's a terrific actor, awesome stunt man, and pulls crazy stuff like hanging out of a helicoptor for a selfie, lol.
  • TeeDee - 6/8/2017 5:24:13 PM
    Cruise is 'not' like us. He believes the earth is ruled by an Alien and that anyone who is not a Scientologist is basically worthless and will die while he lives on. Needs therapy.
  • James - 6/8/2017 11:05:05 PM
    He must have met the Prime Minister of Canada Trudeau has the same size ego. Both are idiots
  • Bob Dobbs - 6/9/2017 11:55:36 AM
    At least they do something with thier lives James. Not an insulting troll like you!
  • CDubya - 6/9/2017 11:56:12 AM
    @TeeDee, he doesn't believe in therapy lol. But really, he is known for doing his own crazy-ass stunts but he also gets gazillions of $$ for it. When told be someone official NOT to take pics, just cause you have gazillions of $, doesn't mean you should do that. Geez. If he died, I'm sure someone would have blamed the pilot or whomever it was that said not to take pics.
  • Lee Mac - 6/9/2017 12:47:27 PM
    Cruise looks like he's been offered a part in a Chip Monk movie why else would he start looking like one ?
  • Wendy - 6/9/2017 2:38:31 PM
    My mom used to say "If you can't say something nice about someone, than say nothing at all." As true today as yesterday James. And believe me, I am biting down hard on my tongue right now. I know you have a right to your opinion, but I also have a right not to have to listen to your opinion.

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