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Sundance Exclusive: Johnny Knoxville Says Evel Knievel Was A Superhero In Clip From Documentary ‘Being Evel’

Sundance Exclusive: Johnny Knoxville Says Evel Knievel Was A Superhero In Clip From Documentary 'Being Evel'

“He was a superhero, a real living superhero,” “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville told EW about stuntman extraordinaire Evel Knievel, adding “he was the ultimate showman/salesman. He was so smart, and he was so charismatic. He could talk anyone into anything. He’s one of the great characters of the 20th century, period.” Knoxville shares that sentiment in this exclusive clip from the forthcoming documentaryBeing Evel,” premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.

Co-produced by Knoxville and directed by Daniel Junge (“Fight Church,” the Oscar winning “Saving Face“), the film takes viewers back to a time when a real life superhero captured the nation’s imagination in the 1970s, risking life and limb (and often broke many in the process) to accomplish fantastic, unprecedented feats. And as you’ll see in this exclusive clip, with Knievel visiting Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, sometimes those attempts went horribly, thrillingly, wrong.

“Being Evel” will have its first screening at Sundance on January 25th. Watch below.

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