Tom Cruise Hangs From World's Tallest Building

Entertainment Nov. 1, 2010 AT 2:29PM
Tom Cruise Hangs From World's Tallest Building Credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images; Jun Sato/WireImage.com

He's a real-life superhero!

Tom Cruise risked his life performing stunts for Mission: Impossible 4 in Dubai over the weekend: the star, 48, dangled almost 2,717 feet in the air near the top of skyscraper Burj Kahlifa, the tallest building in the world.

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On Saturday, fans and photographers watched as the married father of three hung from a wire near the building's observation deck, which is 124 stories high. See more shots of Tom's death-defying stunt!

Clad in black, Cruise ran across the windows of the towers as nervous crewmembers looked on from nearby open windows, reports the Daily Mail.

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"There's always that adrenalin before you do a stunt," the death-defying star told the Daily Record this past summer. "I want to entertain the audience, and part of making these movies is doing my own stunts."

Mission: Impossible 4 -- in which Cruise plays agent Ethan Hunt -- hits theaters early next year.

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