Just when you thought actor Tom Cruise had done it all, from climbing the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to breaking a rib while jumping across rooftops and continuing to film, think again.  Last week Cruise could be seen 2,000 feet in the air while filming “Mission Impossible 8” as he climbed out of the cockpit of a 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane and sat on the wing. “He then dangled himself upside down from the wing. As Cruise hung upside down, the plane flipped upside down so that the actor was sitting upright on the wing.”

You have to see the pictures to believe it.  Of course, we need not explain why Tom, though an #11 FCAL and Left brain dominant, can still be a thrill-seeking extraordinaire.  Simply type in “Tom Cruise” in our search engine to find articles explaining this (dyslexia, handedness, etc).  One of his statements, however, caught our eye, and it was when Cruise explained his approach to stunts.  “The first time of any stunt is nerve-wracking, but it also exhilarating.  I have been told a few times during shooting a stunt to stop smiling.”

Say what?  Stop smiling?  When was anyone ever told that before getting on the wing of an airplane at 2,000 feet in the air?  Remember, Cruise is a dominant Animate, and while he has desperately tried to play the roll of “tough guy” throughout his career, he’s a softy.  In fact, that rush of adrenaline before doing a stunt seems to kick in his inward smiley self, making him as giddy and goofy as a school boy.  Cruise, in every sense of the word, is indeed an adrenaline junky, but he is a calculated junkie.  “I study and train and take a lot of time figuring it all out. I have broken a lot of bones.”

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