Without looking it up on Wikipedia, how old do you think Tom Cruise is? Dude just turned 61 earlier this week, but he looks better than most people half his age. It’s kinda nutty when we see him performing one death-defying stunt after another in Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part 1, but if Cruise has his way he’ll be doing it for another twenty years. That’s right, he wants to follow the Harrison Ford/Indiana Jones model.
“Harrison Ford is a legend; I hope to be still going. I’ve got 20 years to catch up with him,” Cruise said. “I hope to keep making “Mission: Impossible” films until I’m his age.”
That’s a Hell of a lot of impossible missions for Ethan Hunt. How many of Hunt’s lovers will get murdered in that amount of time?
Cruise is probably being serious, though. He seems reinvigorated by working with Christopher McQuarrie and really pushing the limits of his physical endurance. If anyone can keep going at a high level when he’s 80-years-old, it’s Cruise
Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part 1 hits theaters on July 12th, but you can check out my early review here.