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“Cool as a cucumber”: Tom Cruise surprises a couple of hikers shooting a paragliding scene

Sarah and Jason Haygarth, a couple from the UK, were enjoying a hike around the Lake District with their dog, Edward, when they reportedly spotted and spoke with actor Tom Cruise.

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The ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ star appeared on the mountainside via helicopter over High Crag in the English Lake District where the couple were hiking. Cruise seemed to be quite flippant about it and apologized for the inconvenience caused by the helicopter, the couple said.

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According the sun, Tom told Sarah and Jason, “Sorry for disturbing your peaceful walk with all the noise,” adding, “I love your dog.” Sarah allegedly then asked Tom, “Are you really going to jump over there?” What the 60-year-old actor replied in the affirmative. As Cruise ran for the edge, he shouted, “See you later, friends,” as he jumped off the cliff in full paragliding gear.

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It is assumed that Tom was filming scenes for the seventh installment of the “Mission: Impossible” series.

Sarah reportedly told the outlet that the actor was “as cool as a cucumber.” Her husband Jason added: “Before that, the most famous person I ever met was Richard Madeley.”

Although we don’t have video of him jumping from the clip, a passerby who saw the actor shooting there recorded his landing on the ground.

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Cruise is known for his own stunts in the “Top Gun” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises. During his appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” in 2013, Cruise explained the reason behind his own stunts. He said, “It has to do with storytelling,” according to Screenrant. The actor added, “It allows us to put cameras in places you normally can’t.”

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Cruise is one of the highest paid actors in the world, with his films grossing over $4 billion in North America and over $10.1 billion worldwide, making him one of the stars of the highest-grossing box office of all time. Cruise has received various accolades, including an honorary Palme d’Or and three Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for three Oscars.

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Actor Tom Cruise walks through the Paddock ahead of the F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 03, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

He married three times. His first marriage was to actress Mimi Rogers, which lasted from 1987 to 1990. Tom’s second marriage was to Nicole Kidman in 1990. The couple divorced in 2001. His third marriage was to actress Katie Holmes in 2006 which ended in divorce in 2012.

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Tom has three children, two of whom were adopted while he was married to Kidman. He has biological daughter Suri with Katie Holmes, born in April 2006. Tom is quite vocal about his support for the Church of Scientology, which he credits with helping him overcome dyslexia.

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