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Ethan Hunt’s 10 Best Team Members

Other than the incredible stunts from Tom Cruise, what drives many audiences back to the Mission: Impossible franchise is Ethan Hunt’s (Tom Cruise) team members and their undeniably charming dynamic. Ethan Hunt’s team, and how important they are to the IMF agent, is at the heart of the movie. His loyalty and love for his friends, even have Ethan constantly repeating the statement that their lives will always matter more to him, than his own. No matter how long he’s known them.

Consisting of deadly special agents, traitors, love interests, and highly intelligent hackers, here are the best members of Ethan Hunt’s expansive IMF team throughout the franchise.

10 August Walker – Henry Cavill



August Walker was one of the most valuable members of Ethan’s IMF team. He was a deeply skilled fighter; he was highly intelligent, and his large physique made Walker an imposing presence. Plus, the pumping of his arms, before going to town on his enemy, is one of the best moments in cinema.
However, the fact that Walker was an undercover Apostle going by the name of John Locke, attempting to nuke a large portion of the world’s food supply, as well as trying to defeat Hunt and anyone he loves, makes Walker a pretty lousy teammate. But other than that, Walker has all the elements to be one of the best.
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9 Julia Meade-Hunt – Michelle Monaghan

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Julia was once Ethan’s wife. After thinking the life of being a spy wouldn’t have its consequences, Ethan Hunt believed he could live his life and start a family. But he quickly learned that he couldn’t. Soon, he and his wife are kidnapped and tortured by the spine-chilling antagonist, Owen Davian, teaching Ethan that Julia is safer without him.
Julia isn’t a spy. She doesn’t have any special combat skills, nor is she a great hacker. However, that’s not to say she hasn’t amounted to anything. She’s killed villains, saved the world, and saved Ethan’s life. Her importance to Ethan makes Julia one of the best and most important team members in the franchise.

8 Lindsey Farris – Kerri Russell

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Lindsey Farris was Ethan’s very first “padawan”, as it were. She was trained and mentored by the great Ethan Hunt, which led to Ethan passing her and recommending for her to join the field. It was Lindsey, who, after Ethan’s retirement, had forced Ethan to come back and save her from the hands of Owen Davian. Seeing the teacher-student dynamic was ever so endearing, and seeing the two fight side by side was awesome. Lindsey created deeply personal stakes for Ethan, and her death by way of a bomb implanted in her brain exploding was emotional, and gave Ethan a personal motivation to take down Davian.

7 Jane Carter – Paula Patton

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The women from Mission: Impossible are the most badass characters in the franchise, and IMF Agent Carter was one of the first to make this statement ring true. She is smart, skilled, and determined. She helped the rogue IMF team save the day in Ghost Protocol, which without her wouldn’t be possible. Her emotionally-driven revenge story was one of the best aspects of Ghost Protocol. As Agent Carter is determined to track down and kill the assassin who killed the love of her life, Trevor Hanaway.

6 Zhen Lei – Maggie Q

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Zhen Lei is another character in the Mission: Impossible franchise that proves that the women of the franchise are the best. Zhen Lei was on hand to help Ethan on the failed rescue of Lindsey Farris, which led to the team capturing Owen Davian. Likewise, Lei helped Ethan and his team in the Vatican and Tokyo heists. She is a deadly, highly intelligent weapons, demolition, and close-quarters expert, who could ever give Ilsa Faust a run for her money. She has yet to return to the franchise, but we do hope one day that she will.

5 Grace – Hayley Attwell

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First introduced in the latest Mission: Impossible flick, Dead Reckoning Part 1, Grace immediately became one of the best characters in the franchise. Due to her shady past of theft and robbery, Grace is incredibly shifty, and highly intelligent. She is an incredible pick-pocket, and throughout the movie, shows off her tenacity. We can’t wait to see her again, and see her journey grow as a new-found IMF agent.

4 William Brant – Jeremy Renner

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William Brant was originally introduced in the franchise as an analyst with a mysterious past, which Ethan quickly called him out on. Since then, Brant has become an incredibly valuable member of the team. He’s extremely skilled in close-quarters combat and after Ghost Protocol, he was promoted to a more senior role, which really benefited Ethan and the team to get out of some tight situations. Brant is another character that we hope returns to the franchise, as his absence is sorely felt.
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3 Ilsa Faust – Rebecca Ferguson

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Ilsa is, without a doubt, the deadliest character in the franchise. Her past as an MI5 spy taught her the skills necessary to go undercover as an apostle for the Syndicate in Rogue Nation, where she met Ethan Hunt. Ilsa is incredibly intelligent, tenacious, confident, and very loyal to her friends. Ilsa’s and Ethan’s romantic relationship is deeply endearing, and adds moments of emotional levity and plenty of stakes to the action-packed franchise.

2 Benji Dunn – Simon Pegg

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It’s always a joy to see Benji turn up on screen. He’s witty, intelligent, and a really loyal companion. Benji is a master hacker, and plays an incredibly vital part on Ethan’s IMF team. As one of Ethan’s closest friends, he heavily relies on Benji for the majority of his missions. Although most missions are way out of Benji’s comfort zone, Benji will always be there for his team, no matter the cost.

1 Luther Stickell – Ving Rhames

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Without a doubt, Luther is Ethan’s best teammate. Having been there from the start, Luther has joined Ethan on pretty much every mission in the franchise. Much like Benji, Luther is a fantastic hacker. In many ways, better than Benji. Although the two work together, it’s Luther who does all the hard jobs, in terms of hacking. He illegally hacks a Russian satellite, as well as attempting to disarm many, many bombs.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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