Nothing is impossible—just ask Tom Cruise!
When the 53-year-old movie star attended the New York City premiere of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Monday, he admitted to E! News that he'd like to play IMF agent Ethan Hunt for at least three more decades. At what age would Cruise consider saying goodbye to the film franchise, which began in the summer of 1996?
"I'm thinking about 90, then I'll cap it off. Something like that!" he said on the red carpet. Cruise imagined what it might be like, joking, "They will be throwing me out of planes in my wheelchair at that point, so whatever it takes, we'll keep going!"
For Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Cruise filmed a scene in which Ethan flew on the outside of an Airbus A400M. He has always preferred to do his own stunts, and this was no exception. "I'd rather fly an airplane. I'm a pilot. I fly aerobatics," he said. "Whatever I can do to really put the audience in the scene with the character and in the movie, that's what I want, so whatever it takes. Whatever it takes!"
Why risk injury, or heaven forbid, death? "I prefer to do everything live in camera. I think that...Look, CGI, we're lucky to have it because it's a tool, just like practical stunts are a tool," Cruise explained to E! News. "And it takes everyone. It takes a village making these movies. They're incredible, top to bottom, these guys."