Tom Cruise has demonstrated his willingness to go above and beyond for his Mission: Impossible action films, including appearing to almost get arrested.
Tom Cruise is prepared to go to great lengths to ensure the quality of his action films. His accomplishments include climbing the Burj Khalifa, strapping himself to a plane during takeoff, and even breaking his leg while leaping from roof to roof in London.
Amazingly, all of those stunts were performed while the Mission: Impossible films were being filmed; we didn’t even mention Top Gun or any of the other movies he has directed. Still, it appears like Cruise is most committed to making sure his fans enjoy these fantastic spy films from the Mission: Impossible series.
He came dangerously close to being arrested when filming the first Mission: Impossible movie. Yes, I do. In an interview with Vanity Fair to promote the first instalment of the spy thriller series, Cruise acknowledged that he had an unpleasant encounter with a Prague police officer that almost cost him his job.
After a protracted stunt-filled shoot, Cruise was allegedly on his way to his trailer when a police officer stopped him and demanded to see his identification.
He was speaking Czech, according to Cruise. “I questioned, “My papers? Which papers do you mean? You know we’re in Prague. Communism is roughly two kilometers away, buddy. The issue wasn’t settled until the officer was approached by a police chief who was working on the set.
He was simply being a bully, said Cruise. But it seemed to be asking, “What else may happen?” Even if it’s plausible that Cruise responded inappropriately in response to an overly excited police officer, the actor was under a lot of strain, claims Mission: Impossible writer Robert Towne.
With this photograph, Tom was under a lot of pressure, according to Towne. “It was the kind that, with the wrong eyelash flicker, could have gone over $100 million. With an unfinished script and a tonne of high-tech crap to film, we were working in nations where the civil service and governments were barely in check. There was a lot to deal with.
Check out our release date guide for Mission Impossible 7 if you’re a Cruise fan. We also have a list of the top drama films for you to watch if you want to take a break from all the action, and if that’s not enough, we have a piece analyzing the best comedies ever made.