Tom Cruise's Insane 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' Plane Stunt Prompts These 9 Reactions — VIDEO

It's one thing to jump out of a plane with the safety of a parachute and skilled instructor, but it's a whole different crazy ball park when you strap yourself to the side of a huge jet as it takes off. But that's just what Tom Cruise did while filming an action sequence for the upcoming Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. The 53-year-old actor did his own stunts while reprising his role as the secret agent Ethan Hunt. In the featurette Cruise says his feelings were quite simply, "Actually scared sh*tless." I would be too if I was hanging on the outside of a military-sized plane while it takes off. I'm sweating with anxiety just thinking about it.

The stunt had to be pulled off without a hitch, otherwise Cruise would have been in grave danger. According to the Academy Award-nominated actor, "If something went wrong, I can't get into the airplane until we land." As frightening as the stunt was, Cruise was eager to pull it off. The film's stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood shared just how dedicated Cruise was to the moment: "You can't hang a multimillion-dollar star on the outside of an airplane and fly around in the normal world, but Tom wanted to be on the outside of that plane." He doesn't do the stunt just once...he did it eight times while filming. Better him than me, is all I have to say about that.

Here are all of the thoughts I had while watching this heart-pumping clip:

1. When I First Got A Look At The Size Of The Plane

I was like:

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2. When I Saw How Many Safety People Were On Call

I was like:

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3. When I Saw Tom Cruise's Wee Safety Vest

I was like:

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4. When I Saw This Happening To Tom Cruise's Eyes

I was like:

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5. When I Saw Tom Cruise Dwarfed By The Plane

I was like:

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6. When I Saw This Was For Real

I was like:

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7. When Tom Cruise Seemed To Be A-OK With This

I was like:

8. When The Plane Starts To Really Take Off

I was like:

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9. Lastly, When The Plane Goes This High

I was like:

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See Tom Cruise serve up a big bowl of nope here:

Mission Impossible on YouTube

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