Who Created the Magic Tricks in Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning

The latest instalment of the hit movie franchise features clever sleight of hand, magic tricks and pickpocketing. But which magic consultant is behind the tricks?

Tom Cruise Performs Sleight of Hand with key screenshot from movie
Tom Cruise Performs Sleight of Hand

The Newest Mission: Impossible Member... Ben Hart. Forget "Barbenheimer," the name for the dual release of blockbusters Barbie and Oppenheimer on the same weekend. The other hot summer movie, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One, had magic in it.

The franchise's star, Tom Cruise, famously does his own stunts, climbing rock walls and hanging off the side of planes. So, when tasked with a magic trick for the newest film, it checks out that Cruise would learn how to perform sleight of hand himself rather than hiring a hand double. But how is a Hollywood star supposed to fool thousands of moviegoers? Enter Ben Hart.

British magician Ben Hart was the sleight of hand consultant behind the magic tricks in the new Mission Impossible movie.

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