Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible 5 Director Chris McQuarrie Take Multiple Ice Bucket Challenge for the Team

Taking one for the team! Tom Cruise took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level on Tuesday, Aug. 19, by taking not one, but eight challenges in quick succession.

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The Oscar-nominated action star didn’t want to let pal Hugh Jackman down after he challenged the entire cast of Mission: Impossible 5 to get dunked in freezing water to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis through the ALS Association — so he did it for them!

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Tom Cruise takes eight ice bucket challenges in a row! Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty

Cruise teamed up with his director Chris McQuarrie for the challenge, explaining that getting the entire cast together was literally a mission impossible.

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“Greetings Hugh Jackman and the cast of Pan. Chris McQuarrie and I are here to accept your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” Cruise announced.

“The entire cast and crew are spread out over three continents but we didn’t want to miss the 24-hour deadline so Tom and I are here to take a hit for the team,” McQuarrie continued.

“Chris and I are also making donations on behalf of every member of our cast and crew who were lucky enough not to be here today,” added Cruise.

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Katie Holmes‘ ex-husband then sat down on a chair, took off his sunglasses and braced himself as eight large buckets of iced water were thrown over him.

Watch the hilarious video above and see Cruise lose his composure — and hyperventilate — towards the end!


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