Tom Cruise held his breathe for six minutes during the filming of Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. It was for some underwater part and he actually did it leading us to believe that he is some sort of Scientology super saiyen. Who knows what kind of alien tests you have to pass to get the power, but he has to be like one step away from his true form. After years of training increased gravity he’s clearly become a golden-haired master of all things.
You can check out the underwater scene in the latest trailer if you want and hear how he finally leveled up to god status in this quote from USA Today.
It’s something I have always wanted to do. (Director Christopher McQuarrie) and I have been thinking about it since working on ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’ I have done a lot of underwater sequences. But we wanted to create a suspense underwater sequence without cuts. So doing that sequence was really interesting. We’re underwater and we’re doing breath-holds of 6 to 61/2 minutes. So I was doing all my training with the other stuff (on-set). It was very taxing stuff.