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Go behind the scenes of Tom Cruise's most insane Mission: Impossible stunt so far

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We all know Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise has nerves of steel – we can't think of many other A-listers who would cling to the outside of an airborne plane for stunt purposes. Even so, his antics on latest M:I movie, Fallout, have taken things to new heights – quite literally.

The fifth Mission movie sends Cruise's character, IMF agent Ethan Hunt, on his most dangerous adventure so far. Following a disastrous IMF escapade, Hunt finds himself alone, surrounded by enemies both old (Rogue Nation's Solomon Lane, played by Sean Harris) and new (Henry Cavill's bruising CIA agent August Walker). And at one point, we get to experience a HALO (high altitude, low opening) jump sequence that promises to take the breath away.

Undertaken by Cruise no less than 106 times, it's a set-piece whose extensive planning was laden with peril. Check out the making of the scene below – and hold on tight as Cruise becomes the first actor ever to perform such a feat on camera.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is released on 27th July.