When it comes to action movies, most people have an extra amount of respect for actors who do their own stunts. No matter how you feel about some elements of Tom Cruise's private life, a stunt he does for the new Mission: Impossible movie should get him lots of respect.

For Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, the 49-year old Cruise dangles from the side of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. How tall is the Dubai landmark? It towers over a mile-and-a-half above the desert! Here's a preview:

[MSN.com, via People.com]

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol opens December 21st.