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Tom Cruise Performs Daredevil Stunts For the Latest Mission: Impossible

Originally posted 10/26/2011 04:00PM

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Mission: Don't Fall?

It's been widely reported that Tom Cruise performed his own stunts for the latest installment in the Mission: Impossible series, Ghost Protocol.

But a new video shows the moves are truly death-defying.

In the gasp-inducing sneak peek, Cruise, 49, dangles from a suspension cord and runs up, down and sideways along the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in downtown Dubai, which stretches 2,723 feet (just over half a mile) into the sky.

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Credit: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters/Landov
Jeremy Renner May Take Over Mission: Impossible from Tom Cruise

Jeremy Renner May Take Over Mission: Impossible from Tom Cruise

Originally posted 11/26/2010 09:00AM

Jeremy Renner is known for being a scene-stealer – and now it looks like he might walk away with a whole franchise.

The actor, best known for his Oscar-nominated role in The Hurt Locker, was cast in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol with the intention of possibly taking over for Tom Cruise.

"It's a franchise to potentially take over," Renner told MTV News. "I can't predict the future and what they want, but that's certainly the idea."

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