Tom Cruise escapes serious injury

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2011, 08:39 AM IST

London: Actor Tom Cruise escaped serious injury as he kept slamming into the world`s tallest building Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai while performing the stunts.

The actor reprises his role as agent Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol". The stunt was far trickier than Cruise made it look like and he was left battered after the first few takes.

"I remember I came slamming into the building, when I didn`t quite make it around because I had to figure out actually how to fly," thesun.co.uk quoted Cruise as saying.

"I had to figure out how to use my feet as a rudder because you have cross winds up there. It took a while to figure out how to not come into the building head first. So the first couple of times I was slamming into the building... and I`m like, `It`s OK, it`s OK, I`m all right.` So it was really fun," he added.

Cruise also revealed he turned down the chance to wear a parachute during the sequence, adding, "I remember the first safety briefings we were getting and Gregg Smrz - he`s the stunt co-ordinator - said, `Look Tom, I`ve just had a five-hour meeting and they want everyone to wear parachutes.` I said, `Parachutes on the thing? That`s more dangerous.` So I said, `We need a new safety officer who`s going to says it`s OK.`"

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