Tom Cruise Dangles from World's Tallest Building

11/01/2010 at 01:50 PM EDT

Tom Cruise Films Mission:Impossible Stunt Atop World's Tallest Building

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

The latest Mission: Impossible movie looks like a real high-wire act for Tom Cruise.

The actor, 48, was photographed filming a terrifying stunt for the film on Saturday in Dubai, dangling from the observation deck of the Burj Kahlifa, the world's tallest building, as filmmakers shot an action sequence – and fans watched, hearts in mouths, some 2,700 feet below.

The antics on the glass exterior of the 124-story edifice might seem extreme, but it was par for the course for Cruise. The actor is well known for performing his own stunts, and even meticulously choreographing them with his directors.

Last month, a shirtless Cruise was spotted revealing a toned physique and performing another daring stunt while shooting Mission: Impossible IV in Prague.
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Tom Cruise performing a stunt in Dubai


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