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Tom Cruise Took Freediving Classes For Latest Mission Impossible Film

The hype is starting to ramp up for the latest Mission Impossible movie featuring Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise as it is released today internationally.

The film will feature the normal mix of heart-stopping scenes including an underwater scene where Cruise was expected to hold his breath for over six minutes.  To help him achieve this goal he sought the help of Kirk Krack from Performance Freediving International.

Cruise spoke to and had this to say:

“I had to learn how to hold my breath underwater for over six minutes for freediving because the takes are really long.  It’s the longest underwater sequence I’ve ever done and the way the director did it, I had to train beyond it because when you go to shoot I have to take the regulator out, get on the side of the set underwater, then the camera comes into place and then we call action. It was just very long takes… and we wanted to do it practical (sic).”

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.