Mission Impossible is now almost synonymous with its lead actor Tom Cruise. While even the James Bonds and the Marvel superheroes of the world keep changing, Tom Cruise has been with the Mission Impossible franchise for almost two decades now. And we’re still not tired of it!
Meanwhile, his MI character, Ethan Hunt, is back one more time, to leave us all breathless in the fifth installment of the film series – Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. But before you catch the film, check out these 6 facts that will make the entire experience even better!
1.The airplane stunt that Tom Cruise performed himself, without any stunt double or special effects, had him suspended on the aircraft 5000 feet in the air at times.
2. Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames are the only actors to appear in all five films in the franchise.
3. Cruise performed all of his driving stunts as well.
4. Benedict Cumberbatch was the first choice to play the villain in the film. But the role finally went to English actor Sean Harris.
5. Each installment of the film has been directed by a different director. Perhaps that’s how each movie has a new feel to it. First it was Brian De Palma, then John Woo, J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird. The fifth film has been directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
6. All the good guys in the movie drive BMW cars. The bad guys drive an Audi or a Mercedes!