06/07/2014 12:19 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Tom Cruise's Guide On Being Tom Cruise Is A Guide For Every Wannabe Action Hero

"The Edge of Tomorrow" just hit theaters, and now there's one thing on everyone's mind: How does Tom Cruise achieve the ultimate action hero persona, time and time (and time and time) and time again?

Fortunately, there is a very simple formula on how to be like Tom Cruise, as taught by none other than ... Tom Cruise.

Step One: RUN, Fast
In life, there will always be someone chasing you, shooting at you, or exploding something right behind you. If you don't want to end up in several pieces, you need to run exactly like this:

You should have started training yesterday.

Step Two: Perfect Your Street Fighting Moves
For some unknown crazy, insane, weird reason, Tom Cruise has an above average number of enemies. Luckily, he is always prepared to face a foe with pro street fighting moves.

Put up your dukes and learn to throw a punch.

Fall, With Style
The thing about running really, really fast is that you will inevitably (somehow) reach a cliff, the edge of a building or a crack in the Earth. For this reason, you need to learn to fall, gracefully.

Tom Cruise knows this skill is essential for action hero survival, and now you do too.

Drive Like A Baller
Once you have fallen, chances are you have landed perfectly on top of some vehicle. It's time to drive.

Tom Cruise not only can pedal to the metal, but he can look like a baller doing it.

Move over Zoolander. Your Blue Steel is nothing compared to Tom Cruise's signature gaze.

This look is basically a requirement after achieving something generally awesome.

Smile! (and maybe take off your shirt)
After a hard day's work, it's always important to #SmileSexy to let your enemies and fans know that everything's all cool. Tom Cruise is the master of the smirk, half smile and full-on grin. It's a bonus when he does this shirtless, which is very, very often.

After studying each of these steps, you will be well on your way to becoming an action hero master.

Video by Irina Dvalidze



"Edge of Tomorrow"