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Los Angeles, May 17: Actor Tom Cruise, known for his stunts, says he has been doing his own stunts since he was 12 years old.

From motorbike chases to hanging off the 124th floor of the tallest building in the world, the actor has been teaching himself from a very early age.

"From as early as I can remember, I wanted to ride motorcycles and race cars. I wanted to do jumps and stunts. Every birthday I wanted only a motorcycle. By the time I was 12, I'd bought my own car," quoted Cruise as saying.

"I crashed a lot, because I like to go fast. I'd create ramps to try to jump over garbage cans on my bike, figuring it out on my own," he added.

Stunts weren't always successful and Cruise suffered injuries, including breaking his nose three times.

"I've broken my leg. The first time (I broke my nose), I got hit by a fastball. Another time, I got hit with a baseball bat by accident," he said.


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