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Tom Cruise has been in London filming the 17th fifth Mission: Impossible movie but during his down time, it seems he also likes to tempt fate. The actor who is famous for his religious beliefs doing his own stunts brought that to his real life as he walked right in front of an oncoming double-decker bus.

Talk of him being “nearly hit” is a bit of an exaggeration as the bus was 20 feet away and coming from a dead stop, but still. After watching the video several times, the only reason we could come up with for his carelessness was that he saw the pedestrians quickly approaching from the other side of the street and thought he still had time.

But there are no excuses for crossing such a heavily-travelled road without looking. Come on! Kindergartners know the rules, so Tommy should too. Didn’t his mom teach him to look both ways before crossing a street?

Perhaps he was just confused.

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Or needed his glasses.

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Or distracted and thinking of things more important than being flattened like a pancake.

Like dancing.

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Thankfully he has those cat-like reflexes. Phew!

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Though maybe if he was running, he would’ve made it.