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Philippe Petit (I)


Philippe Petit was born on August 13, 1949 in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France. He is known for his work on Man on Wire (2008), The Walk (2015) and High Wire (1984). See full bio »
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Known For

Man on Wire
Man on Wire Writer
(2008)
The Walk
The Walk Miscellaneous Crew
(2015)
High Wire
High Wire Himself
(1984)

Filmography

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 2017 The Peter Austin Noto Show (TV Series)
played Ben Van Bergen
- Episode #5.7 (2017) ... played Ben Van Bergen
 2014 One Armed Man (Short)
Itinerant Worker
 2004/II Dans l'ombre (Short)
Le gardien du cimetière
 1995 Mondo
The Magician
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on future plans] One of those dreams of mine is to walk in that beautiful place called Easter Island and to involve my wire to encompass in the theatrical presentation the beautiful statue called the Moai and to involve in my presentation the Rapa Nui who live on the island to be part of the celebration and the show. That is the very mysterious almost mystic performance I would like to put ... See more »

Trivia:

Philippe's father wanted him to enter a military career, but when he was given a magic set for Christmas at the age of six, there was no looking back. He didn't care for school (and was expelled from five of them), and ran away from home at the age of 15. In Paris he became a street performer, juggler, mime, and unicyclist, and taught himself aerialism by walking across a rope between two trees ... See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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