March 1, 2024 2:54 am

Tom Cruise Reflects on How Mission Impossible Director Brian de Palma Pitched Him That Famous Scene
Tom Cruise Reflects on How Mission Impossible Director Brian de Palma Pitched Him That Famous Scene

Tom Cruise Reflects on How Mission Impossible Director Brian de Palma Pitched Him That Famous Scene

No matter how you slice it, the Mission: Impossible franchise is a years-long, painstakingly crafted masterwork of adrenaline. Originally meant to be a standalone spy action flick, it became a successful worldwide phenomenon and sparked a new, ferocious fire under the action movie genre as we know it, not only adding to it but actually setting a new standard of expectation. It also launched Tom Cruise literally and metaphorically into the stratosphere as a nigh-untouchable action superstar, synonymous with the most authentic, death-defying stunt work imaginable and a tirelessly enthusiastic work ethic.

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​Tom Cruise and Brian de Palma forged a holy alliance that would help change action films forever with Mission Impossible. Read More