Did Tom Cruise really do all the stunts in ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’?

At this point in his career, the stories of Tom Cruise doing his own stunts are almost legendary.

The building jump gone wrong for his latest film “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” — the take of which ended up in the final film — has been a favorite on this press tour. But truth be told, that stunt, during which Cruise broke his ankle, isn’t even the most daring in the film. Cruise told Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on “The Tonight Show” that jumping from one building to the next was suppose to be an easy one.

In “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” which currently has a 98 percent rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Cruise’s IMF agent Ethan Hunt is caught in multiple chases (including one in a helicopter), free-climbs a cliff (again), does a HALO jump (high altitude; low open) out of a plane at 25,000 feet, and he runs. A lot.

And yes, at 56 years old, and after 22 years of “Mission: Impossible” movies, Tom Cruise still takes danger in his hands. “Tom always does his own stunts and never has a double,” a person close to the film told TheWrap.

Watching Cruise’s Ethan Hunt hanging from and climbing a rope attached to a helicopter thousands of feet in the air, it might be hard to believe that it’s actually the actor pulling himself up of his own accord… but it’s him all right.

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During an exhilarating chase in which Hunt rides a motorcycle through the streets of Paris and then against traffic around the Arc de Triomphe, that’s actually Cruise on the bike, and with no helmet mind you.

And, of course, what would a Tom Cruise film be without running (“Tropic Thunder,” maybe?). Cruise, as always, does all of his own running in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” and, boy, is there a lot of it.

The amount of running in the film is a stunt unto itself and director Christopher McQuarrie shows off Cruise doing it all himself, with long shots, and in other action sequences, with clever uses of the camera.

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SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 16: Actor Tom Cruise rides a motorcycle for the official 'Knight and Day' movie stunt exhibition prior the world premier tomorrow night, next to Seville's cathedral on June 16, 2010 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Fernando Camino/Getty Images)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 16: Actor Tom Cruise attends the official 'Knight and Day' movie stunt exhibition prior the world premier tomorrow night, next to Seville's cathedral on June 16, 2010 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Fernando Camino/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - NOVEMBER 09: In this handout photo provided by Warner Brothers Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, Tom Cruise plays Lieutenant Colonel Bill Cage, a soldier who replays his last day while trying to fight aliens, in director Doug Liman's 'All You Need Is Kill'. The film is set to premiere on March 14, 2014. (Photo by David James/Warner Brothers Pictures via Getty Images)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 16: Actor Tom Cruise attends the official 'Knight and Day' movie stunt exhibition prior the world premier tomorrow night, next to Seville's cathedral on June 16, 2010 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Fernando Camino/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 30: (CHINA OUT) A stunt man for Tom Cruise drives during the filming of Mission Impossible III at Pudong District on November 30, 2005 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
American actor Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, escaping through the collapsing aquarium in a restaurant, in a scene from the film 'Mission: Impossible', 1996. (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images)
American actor Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, escaping through the collapsing aquarium in a restaurant, in a scene from the film 'Mission: Impossible', 1996. (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images)
American actor Tom Cruise perches on a helicopter skid against a bluescreen, whilst filming a scene for the movie 'Mission: Impossible' at Pinewood Studios, London, 1995. (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN -- Episode 42 -- Air Date 08/04/2009 -- Pictured: Wax Tom Cruise and Fonzi statues mid flight after being shot from a cannon on August 4, 2009 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
American actor Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, escaping through the collapsing aquarium in a restaurant, in a scene from the film 'Mission: Impossible', 1996. (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images)
US actor Tom Cruise drives a car, fitted with cameras, during the filming of a scene in the movie 'Mission Impossible 5' on September 25, 2014, in the Kasbah of the Udayas near the Moroccan capital Rabat. The filming in Morocco of Hollywood action movie 'Mission Impossible 5' is to close off a section of a main highway for two weeks, the highways authority and local media said. AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 16: Actor Tom Cruise rides a motorcycle for the official 'Knight and Day' movie stunt exhibition prior the world premier tomorrow night, next to Seville's cathedral on June 16, 2010 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Fernando Camino/Getty Images)
US actor Tom Cruise drives during the filming of a scene in the movie 'Mission Impossible 5' on September 25, 2014, in the Kasbah of the Udayas near the Moroccan capital Rabat. The filming in Morocco of Hollywood action movie 'Mission Impossible 5' is to close off a section of a main highway for two weeks, the highways authority and local media said. AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 28: Rebecca Ferguson (L) and Tom Cruise are seen on the set of 'Mission: Impossible 5' on the roof of the opera house August 28, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Kai Danneberg/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Tom Cruise is sighted flying in and RAF helicopter on set for the movie 'All You Need Is Kill' being filmed in Trafalgar Square on November 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Simon James/FilmMagic)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 28: Tom Cruise is seen on the set of 'Mission: Impossible 5' on the roof of the opera house August 28, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Kai Danneberg/GC Images)
Picture Shows: Tom Cruise December 01, 2014 Tom Cruise casually walks through Piccadilly Circus while filming an impromptu scene for Mission Impossible 5. The scene was filmed in Central London with no road closures or any warning, members of the public hardly noticed the Hollywood A Lister as he strolled casually through the landmark and dodged the traffic. The crew used cameras placed in the windows of the buildings and on rooftops to capture the moment. Tom then heads to a phonebox outside The Windmill club to make a call. Exclusive - All Round Worldwide Rights Pictures by : FameFlynet UK � 2014 Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@fameflynet.uk.com
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 02: Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are seen on the film set of the movie 'All You Need Is Kill' on February 02, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by JJ/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Tom Cruise (Rear) is sighted flying in and RAF helicopter on set for the movie 'All You Need Is Kill' being filmed in Trafalgar Square on November 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Simon James/FilmMagic)
Tom Cruise showing his tricks as a bartender in a scene from the film 'Cocktail', 1988. (Photo by Touchstone Pictures/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Tom Cruise is sighted flying in and RAF helicopter on set for the movie 'All You Need Is Kill' being filmed in Trafalgar Square on November 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Simon James/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko are seen on the set of'Oblivion' at Streets of Manhattan on June 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Tom Cruise is seen on the set of'Oblivion' at Streets of Manhattan on June 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
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