Tom Cruise, doing what he does best.
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Tom Cruise has a penchant for wild stunts. Now, heā€™s worked them into the press tour.

Mission: Impossible has enjoyed a franchise resurgence on the back of two thingsā€”slick, fun direction and set pieces, and Tom Cruiseā€™s panache for putting himself into danger. As frequent readers will know, Iā€™m a huge fan of both. So itā€™s a lot of fun for me to see Cruise share his passion for death defiance with the world.

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In a new clip from The Late Late Show With James Corden, Tom Cruise takes the host, Corden, on a skydiving adventure to show him that being Tom Cruise isnā€™t so dangerous. Iā€™m not convinced, and neither was Corden:

ā€œI canā€™t quite believe Iā€™m doing this,ā€ Corden says, and that anxiety and excitement suffuses the whole (delightful) video. They dive at 15,000 feet, a bit lower than Cruiseā€™s HALO jump, but still, uh, pretty high.

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ā€œThis feels like a mistake,ā€ Corden adds.