how Tom Cruise became Hollywood’s daredevil



Tom Cruise’s stunts (here, in Paris, on the set of Fallout) are like choreographed ballets, set to the millimeter”admires the professional Adrien Bour. Pierre Suu/GC Images

DECRYPTION – The actor has gradually transformed into a physical actor, into a magnificent daredevil, who does his own stunts in films with big shows.

French stuntman Adrien Bour, 34, will remember it for a long time. In Rome, during the filming of the new film Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning he was one of the stuntmen who had to take part in a huge chase against Tom Cruise. “Just before the starthe says, Cruise came over to my car and said with a laugh, “Well, you’re not bumping into me!” Fortunately, everything went well…”

He is like that, Tom Cruise. Over the past thirty years, he has gradually transformed into a physical actor, a magnificent daredevil, a kind of daredevil of the seventh art who does his own stunts in films with big shows. Films that he produces himself and which are calibrated to highlight his astonishing physical performances.

He who started with the greatest American independent filmmakers, from Coppola to Scorsese, via Stanley Kubrick, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, Sydney Pollack, Paul Thomas Anderson or Michael Mann, why…

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