He’s currently in the midst of shooting the seventh instalment in his hugely successful Mission: Impossible franchise.
And Tom Cruise was seen making the impossible look anything but on Monday, when he shot action scenes for the anticipated movie in Rome, Italy.
The 58-year-old actor was joined by the leading ladies of the upcoming spy film Hayley Atwell, 38, and Vanessa Kirby, 32, as he sped around the set on a motorbike and performed donuts in a BMW.
Action: Tom Cruise was seen making the impossible look anything but on Monday, when he shot action scenes for Mission: Impossible 7 in Rome, Italy
The star also looked every inch the action spy as he filmed scenes alongside a long line of police cars, making sure to keep his face mask on between shots.
Tom and Hayley made a very glamorous arrival to the set in Rome as they were spotted getting off a private jet together, with the actress donning a smart red coat as she made her way down the steps.
The Crown star Vanessa also looked ready to shoot a dramatic scene as she held a machine gun on the set and took instruction from director Christopher McQuarrie.
Impressive production: The star also looked every inch the action spy as he filmed scenes alongside a long line of police cars, making sure to keep his face mask on between shots
New movie: Hayley was seen on set in a blue shirt and black jeans as she chatted to director Christopher McQuarrie with her mask on
Drama: The Crown star Vanessa (right) also looked ready to shoot a dramatic scene as she held a machine gun on the set and took instruction from director Christopher McQuarrie (left)
Star: Tom looked casual in a blue jumper and jeans as he left his hotel in Rome before the full day on set, where he was also seen filming a dramatic car chase in a black sports car
Leading lady: Tom and Hayley made a very glamorous arrival to the set in Rome as they were spotted getting off a private jet together, with the actress donning a smart red coat as she made her way down the steps
Tom looked casual in a blue jumper and jeans as he left his hotel in Rome before the full day on set, where he was also seen filming a dramatic car chase in a black sports car.
Tom has been spotted filming lots of exciting scenes in the last few months, including taking on motorbike jumps, parachuting and riding on top of moving trains while on set in Norway.
After production for Mission Impossible 7 was moved to Norway when cases rose in Italy, it was reported that Cruise hired a £500,000 ship for the film’s crew to avoid any coronavirus-related delays.
Delays: After some of production for Mission Impossible 7 was moved to Norway this summer, it was reported that Cruise (pictured on set on Monday) hired a £500,000 ship for the film’s crew to avoid any coronavirus-related delays
Confident: Tom looked like he was in control as he shot his scenes on the set in Rome on Monday
No expense spared: On set the huge crew gathered around a pair of yellow vintage cars that were to be used in one of the car chase scenes
On location: The film featured real Italian police cars, with Tom and director seen stood near a long line of the identical vehicles
Filming was already delayed for five months after COVID-19 spread across Italy, where production had been based in March, leading the release date to be pushed back to November 2021.
‘They are terrified of further delays. Tom is determined not to see any more hold-ups. The studio believes it will keep everyone safe and get this shoot wrapped up’, a source told The Sun earlier this summer.
It was recently claimed that Tom was ‘exempt from Norway’s quarantine rules’ as he restarted filming in the Scandinavian country.
High-speed: Tom hopped into a sleek black sports car at one point during filming and looked in full control as he sped around cones
Impressive: The 58-year-old proved he was still an action man as he donned a grey suit and shirt while driving around on a police motorbike
Style: Hayley looked every inch the film star in a red coat and polka dot dress as she got off her private jet to start the day of filming in Rome
Chatting: Tom stopped to talk to the doorman at his hotel as he headed inside and also waved to fans as he got out his car
Highly-anticipated: Tom has revealed how ‘excited’ he was to start shooting the latest instalment of the franchise in a phone call with Norway’s Minister of Culture Abid Raja earlier this summer
Action-packed: Other actors were seen on the set today carrying machine guns as they hopped out of black armoured vehicles
The media personality revealed how ‘excited’ he was to start shooting the latest instalment of the franchise in a phone call with Norway’s Minister of Culture Abid Raja.
Speaking about his return, he said: ‘It’s a gorgeous country, I can’t wait to get back there. I’m very excited, as is the whole crew, about coming back.’
During the call, the minister told how Norway is ‘looking forward to having [Tom] back’ and insisted how the Hollywood star and crew are allowed to shoot in the country without having to quarantine at home first, Norwegian publication VG reported.
Extensive: The actors were joined by a huge crew on the set where exciting car chases and fight scenes were being filmed
Stunt man! Tom made sure all eyes were on him as he made a getaway on an Italian police motorbike in one dramatic scene
Quite the entrance: Actress Hayley arrived on set via private jet and looked ready and raring to start a busy day of filming
Smooth: Tom looked cool and in control as he made his way around the set in a smart black BMW
Polite: Tom chatted to the doorman of his hotel as he left on Monday morning to head to the set located just outside of Rome in Italy
Long day: Tom stopped to smile for the cameras as he headed back to his hotel in Rome after a long day on set
A natural: Actress Hayley Atwell, who is a new addition to the cast for the seventh film, looked in her element as she hopped into a police car
Jokes: Tom and director Christopher looked like they were larking around on set as they engaged in an animated discussion next to the police cars
Wow! Tom proved he was the ultimate dare devil as he took on daring car stunts in a black BMW on the set
In good spirits: Tom looked happy and relaxed as he stood next to a vintage yellow care in his grey suit and shirt
However, cast and crew had to pass two tests for coronavirus within 48 hours of landing in Norway and a series of daily rigorous health checks were in place.
Abid added that the film production team wouldn’t not have contact with anyone that is not part of the set.
The films focus on agent Ethan and will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously worked on 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2018.
Day on set: Tom (left) was seen filming Mission Impossibile 7 in Anagni, a film directed by Christopher McQuarrie (right)
Calling the shots: Christopher McQuarrie (left on the set on Monday) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer
Exciting: The films focus on agent Ethan and will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously worked on 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2018
Here we go! Hayley Atwell arrives in Rome for the shooting of Mission Impossible 7 after previous filming took place in Norway
Cool guy: The motorbike scenes were filmed while main man Tom wore a grey suit and a black face mask
Dramatic scenes: Tom hopped into a black BMW and was seen chatting to a camera man before taking on more daring donuts and stunts
There he goes! Tom, 58, was a daredevil in a BMW as he performed donuts at high speed before jumping on a motorbike while filming Mission Impossible 7 in Rome
Main man: Tom Cruise was seen filming Mission Impossible 7 in Anagni – a movie directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Chatting: Hayley who dressed in a blue shirt and black jeans caught up with director Christopher on set at one point in the day
Previously, CEO of Paramount Pictures Jim Gianopulos said that it’s impossible to prevent Tom – a ‘force of nature’ – from defying the odds to make his blockbuster movies.
Gianopulos says the Mission Impossible star refuses offers to use stunt doubles or green screens to fake action scenes and does it ‘because he needs to’.
And the powerhouse studio executive admits that he tries not to think about the insurance premiums should anything go wrong.
Star: Hayley wore a red coat as she stepped off the plane to get started shooting her scenes alongside the rest of the cast
Blockbuster: Tom was spotted on the set of Mission Impossible 7 in Rome surrounded by police cars, armoured vehicles and heavily armed extras
Dramatic: Hayley and Tom engaged in a very intense scene where a man held a gun up to them
In control: Hayley took control in the driving seat at one point as Tom looked on from the sidelines
Impressive: The set was full of armoured vehicles, with heavily armed extras stood next to them
Speedy: He looked in the zone as he sped around on a motorbike while wearing a smart suit at one point
Asked about the stress of working with Cruise constantly risking his life with stunts, Gianopulos said: ‘I try and stay out of the insurance issue, but there is no stopping Cruise.
‘Tom is his own great force of nature. It was invented for Tom.He does it, because he needs to. He feels the need to show practically how committed he is to the films, to the work, to doing it in a way that you can’t replicate.
‘We can do all kinds of green screen and effects, but there’s nothing like seeing Tom hanging from the top of the tallest building on the planet Earth, or driving a helicopter, which even the helicopter company was unsure the craft could do. I mean the man is extraordinary.’
Gianopulos admitted that he ‘of course worries’ about Cruise’s well being, but insists that the three time Oscar nominee meticulously plans for his death-defying work.
‘Well you just hope for the best… but you know that he’s prepared. I can’t prepare the way he does. He prepares so meticulously, working so closely. He’s the first one on the set, he’s the last to leave, he’ll go through all the stunt coordinators.’
Mission Impossible 7 will be released on November 19, 2021.
Stepping out: Tom looked smart in a blue t-shirt and jeans as he made his way to the set on Monday morning
His vision: Christopher the director of the film donned a face mask and hat as he watched the actors do their scenes
Long day: Tom headed back to his hotel after the hard day’s work on set
Working: Hayley looked like she was enjoying the day on set as she chatted with the crew and director Christopher
New movie: The films focus on agent Ethan and will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously worked on 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2018
Big star: The shooting of the film in the Italian city had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic