The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest man-made structure ever built -- standing at 2,717 feet high -- and Tom Cruise had no problem being perched on top of the building while shooting some 'Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol' footage. The 48-year-old actor had to take three elevators and climb over 443 feet of ladder to reach the top of the massive building. This picture comes after a video turned up recently of Cruise -- who prefers to do his own stunts -- hopping off the building like a flea on a string and scaling the side of it.
'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol' is the fourth installment of the action series. Filming has taken place in Prague, Moscow, Vancouver, and the previously mentioned Dubai so there should be some great scenery to check out. J.J Abrams returned to co-write the script and 'Incredibles' director Brad Bird is helming the film which also stars Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, and Josh Holloway.
Check out a short clip of Cruise in action after the jump (there are some pictures documenting the stunt over here). No one can ever say this guy isn't willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done right.