Jeremy Renner admits stunt terror

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The fourth film in the Mission: Impossible film series, "Ghost Protocol" stars Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner & Simon Pegg. When a terrorist bombing destroys the Kremlin, the U.S. government initiates a black ops "ghost protocol" and disavows the entire Impossible Mission Force. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team are to be blamed for the attack, but are allowed to escape as part of a plan to enable them to operate in the dark, outside of their agency. However, Hunt is warned that if any member of his team is captured during their mission, they will be charged as terrorists planning to incite global nuclear war. Ethan is then forced to work with ex-IMF agent Brandt (Renner), who knows more about Hunt and his past than even Hunt himself.
December 28th, 2011

Jeremy Renner was "terrified" doing stunts for 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'.

The actor agreed to follow co-star Tom Cruise in throwing himself out of the world's tallest building - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - in a scene from the action movie, and says the result was "beautiful", once he had overcome his nerves.

He said: "So Tom's been running around the building the whole time, and I thought 'I can do this.'

"There's only this little belt, one wire and a bloke who doesn't look like he's paying attention holding me up, so I was a bit concerned. A couple of seconds later, I was doing it. And it became a beautiful scene, once the terror passed."

Although Jeremy is an established actor, he admits he found it surreal when he first received a call from Tom to discuss working on the latest instalment in the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise though they quickly formed a bond.

He told The Huffington Post: "It's a strange feeling when Tom Cruise calls your house. I'd met him several times over the years, and we'd sat down to discuss the movie.

"So I went home, the phone rang 15 minutes later, and it was Tom Cruise, asking if I wanted to do it. I couldn't say no, and it all worked out, and I've learned a lot from the guy this past year.

"Tom was very generous with time and compliments. He was very hands-on, and makes you feel part of it, so it was the opposite of intimidating, it was inspiring. He sets a high bar of wanting to make the film as great as it can be, with the best stunts. So we all just wanted to make the film great as well."