While filming Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol (aka THE ACTUAL TITLE OF THAT FILM), much ado was made about Tom Cruise actually doing his own stunts and climbing around the tallest building in the world (the Burj Khalifa in Dubai). Was it an inferiority complex due to his small stature (Cruise is approximately 3 feet tall) that drove Cruise to attempt such a ridiculous feat, one that could have been easily handled by special effects and stuntmen?
Now, Cruise again laughs in the face of movie executives who would really prefer to not see a headline in Variety that reads "Tom Cruise's Splattered Remains Unable To Sign On For Mission Impossible 6" by filming an even more ridiculous stunt for Mission Impossible 5: Goblin Procedure (working title) - he's strapped himself onto a military plane that's taking off, going about 250 mph.
How can Cruise possibly top this in the inevitable Mission Impossible 6: Mummy Concordat? He's already unwisely strapped himself onto huge buildings and planes. Maybe he'll tackle the most difficult stunt of all - learning to love himself.