For nearly 20 years, Tom Cruise has continued to find ways to shock fans and drop jaws with his Mission: Impossible movies.
With the recent release of the fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, quite a few fans and critics have taken a trip down Memory Lane to see Tom Cruise play Ethan Hunt for the very first time.
Make sure you check me out in the new Mission impossible 5 film!! I’ll give you a clue, train station with Tom Cruise pic.twitter.com/n2ScOXDSPp
— Jonny storm (@wonderkidjonny) August 1, 2015
In the 1996 box-office hit, Mission: Impossible, Tom Cruise lead an impressive ensemble cast in the first big-screen adaptation of the classic television series.
With an estimated budget of $80 million, the Brian de Palma-directed film generated over $457.6 million at the box-office worldwide — making it clear that it would not be the last time that Tom Cruise played Ethan Hunt on the big-screen.
Many Mission: Impossible fans and critics have likely seen the first film of the blockbuster franchise numerous times — especially since it is currently streaming on Netflix.
Watching the very first Mission Impossible from 1996. Tom Cruise looks so young, mind you he’s aged fabulously. — Irene acton (@ireneacton386) August 1, 2015
However, there are still quite a few behind-the-scenes facts about the popular film that even the biggest fans of the franchise might not know.
The video, which was first posted online back in May, focuses on ten surprising facts about the film — including the fact that several of the original TV series cast members apparently did not like it.
The fact that Mission: Impossible was the first film that Tom Cruise took on as a producer was shocking enough — especially when you consider the commercial and critical success of the film after it was released.
Perhaps the most memorable scene of the first Mission: Impossible film was the scene with the exploding fish tank. Quite a few people on Twitter apparently agree with that statement.
The fish tank/restaurant scene in Mission: Impossible still looks good now. “Kittridge, you’ve never seen me very upset” #RicksterScale
— Rickster (@RicksterScale) July 27, 2014
Each time I see the fish tank scene in #MissionImpossible I always wonder what happened to the poor, innocent fish.
— Mel H (@funtoseeya) September 26, 2014
— Tim Logan (@TimLogan) July 31, 2015
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Tom Cruise is currently working on the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.
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