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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cruise that at the window? Star Tom films stunt... 124 floors up



Action man: Ben Mathew's picture of Mr Cruise as he took part in the stunt for the new movie

It wasn’t exactly the view they had expected from the 124th floor of the world’s tallest building.

As they looked out from the observation deck of the 2,717ft skyscraper, Ben Mathew and his family were suddenly confronted by Tom Cruise – dangling in mid-air outside the window.

The 48-year-old Hollywood star, suspended by several safety wires, was filming a stunt for Mission: Impossible IV.

The scene sees him chasing another actor around the outside of the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai.

Adrenaline junkie: Tom Cruise runs along the side of Dubai's Buri Khalifa, the world's tallest building, as he films scenes for the fourth Mission: Impossible film

Mr Mathew, who lives in Dubai, said: ‘My sister Caitlin is visiting from our home town of Norwich. I told her I was going to show her something really special and took her to the tower with my wife and kids.

‘When we got there we saw this pair of legs outside and assumed it must be a very brave window cleaner. Then Caitlin shouted, “That’s Tom Cruise!” I said, “Don’t be ridiculous”, but sure enough, it was. I grabbed my camera and he smiled and laughed.

‘He was cool as a cucumber. Anyone brave enough to film up the Burj Khalifa Tower deserves a Hollywood pay cheque.’

Heavens above: A helicopter hovers by the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa to film Cruise perform his death-defying stunt

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