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Tom Cruise is one wacky mofo - if all those rumors floating around are anything to go by.
But the dude can act.
And no role suits him better than badass Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible series.
Unlike most male star actors, Cruise deserves my mad respect for doing his own movie stunts.
Like climbing up the side of the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest skyscraper - in Ghost Protocol.
Or hanging off the side of an Airbus A400M in Rogue Nation.
Or that famous rock climbing scene shot at Deadhorse Point in Utah at the beginning of Mission Impossible: II.
Cracked ribs, torn shoulder, broken ankle... all injuries Cruise has experienced while filming on set. And had things turned more sour for him, he could have died on several occasions.
Insisting on doing his own stunts sure makes it sound like Cruise has got a rather peculiar death wish...
In order to maintain his lean, youthful body and stay in shape for the grueling action scenes, Cruise does different activities every day of the week - such as:
* Rock climbing
* Sea kayaking
* Weight training
Closing in on 60 years of age, Cruise shows no signs of slowing down. He hits the gym six days per week and eats a clean diet.
I find this a welcome change in a day and age where lots of guys believe their best days are long gone by 35.
And how getting stronger and leaner seems like Mission Impossible beyond that.
But Tom Cruise is living proof, on and off the screen, what smart training and eating habits can do for your body and performance well into "old" age.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, awaits here:
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