Tom Cruise Films Death-Defying Stunt for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

PHOTO: Actor Tom Cruise hung onto the tail of the Airbus A400 M as it flew above the British countryside at 5,000 feet as part of a dangerous and ambitious stunt as he films Mission Impossible 5.PlayFameFlynet
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Tom Cruise has always been one to do his own stunts.

His latest work on "Mission: Impossible 5" shows that nothing has changed.

The 52-year-old actor was filmed hanging outside of plane, flying high above the U.K. over the weekend (below).

It's just the latest high-flying stunt for the actor, who in 2011, dangled from the world's tallest building, the 123-story Burj Khalifa in Dubai, for "Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol."

PHOTO: Actor Tom Cruise hung onto the tail of the Airbus A400 M as it flew above the British countryside at 5,000 feet as part of a dangerous and ambitious stunt as he films Mission Impossible 5.FameFlynet
Actor Tom Cruise hung onto the tail of the Airbus A400 M as it flew above the British countryside at 5,000 feet as part of a dangerous and ambitious stunt as he films 'Mission Impossible 5'.

"One night, after one of the earliest shooting days, I bolted up in bed realizing that we had our star dangling about a mile up in the air on a thin wire and my brain was screaming, ‘What the hell are we doing,’” director Brad Bird told The New York Daily News. “The whole thing was one, extended, hair-raising moment but we planned well.

PHOTO: Actor Tom Cruise hung onto the tail of the Airbus A400 M as it flew above the British countryside at 5,000 feet as part of a dangerous and ambitious stunt as he films Mission Impossible 5.FameFlynet
Actor Tom Cruise hung onto the tail of the Airbus A400 M as it flew above the British countryside at 5,000 feet as part of a dangerous and ambitious stunt as he films 'Mission Impossible 5'.

The newspaper also reported that journalists asked the actor what was going through his mind when they shot the daring scene. His answer was simple.

"I hope I don’t fall,” he said.

PHOTO: Actor Tom Cruise hung onto the tail of the Airbus A400 M as it flew above the British countryside at 5,000 feet as part of a dangerous and ambitious stunt as he films Mission Impossible 5.FameFlynet
Actor Tom Cruise hung onto the tail of the Airbus A400 M as it flew above the British countryside at 5,000 feet as part of a dangerous and ambitious stunt as he films 'Mission Impossible 5'.

A rep for the actor has not responded to a request for comment.