The Tao of Wee Man

His world was radically altered by “Jackass.” But now, Jason Acuña has harnessed his fame to live the life of his dreams.

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Who Is Sam Asghari, Britney Spears’s Boyfriend?

Sam Asghari, the pop star’s fiancé, is working on his own path to fame in a year that has thrust him into the spotlight.

#content-type-personal-profile, #iran, #los-angeles-calif, #spears-britney, #stunts-and-stuntmen

Brandon Lee and Other Deaths on Set

Accidents on sets have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries over the years, some bringing about lawsuits or changes in safety guidelines.

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North Korean Soldiers Lie Shirtless on Broken Glass

The country has never been known for its subtlety, and martial-art stunts have long been a mainstay of its propaganda, designed to stoke national pride and instill fear in enemies.

#defense-and-military-forces, #kim-jong-un, #north-korea, #nuclear-weapons, #propaganda, #stunts-and-stuntmen, #taekwondo

He Tried to Walk on Water From Florida to New York. It Didn’t Go So Well.

Reza Baluchi washed ashore on Saturday near St. Augustine, Fla., in a ‘‘hydro pod,” startling beachgoers with a homemade contraption that resembles a hamster wheel.

#baluchi-reza, #florida, #stunts-and-stuntmen, #united-states-coast-guard

William Smith, Action Star Known for His Onscreen Brawls, Dies at 88

In addition to his Hollywood legacy, the Missouri native was also a bodybuilder, a champion discus thrower and a published poet.

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For ‘F9,’ Making Stunts That Stick

The concept of electromagnets factor heavily into the new film, creating the impression of cars stuck together and leaving stacks of wreckage in a way only the “Fast and the Furious” films know how.

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SAG Awards Go to ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7,’ Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis

Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn took supporting actor honors. On the TV side, “The Crown” and “Schitt’s Creek” won top honors.

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Javicia Leslie on Becoming TV’s First Black Batwoman

“I’m coming in with my elbows out and making way,” the 33-year-old actor said about her starring role in Season 2 of the CW superhero series “Batwoman.”

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Why I Love Women Who Wallop

For our film critic, watching actresses become action stars made her think differently about bodies and the meaning of representation.

#actors-and-actresses, #atomic-blonde-movie, #birds-of-prey-movie, #black-panther-movie, #movies, #spy-movie, #stunts-and-stuntmen, #the-old-guard-movie, #the-poseidon-adventure-movie, #trainwreck-movie, #women-and-girls, #wonder-woman-movie

The Technical Stars Who Help Pull Off a Christopher Nolan Narrative

In films like “Memento” and “Inception,” the director’s time shifts and intricate action require careful calibration by editors, stunt performers and others.

#cottle-george, #dorn-dody, #dunkirk-movie, #inception-movie, #memento-movie, #movies, #nolan-christopher, #stunts-and-stuntmen, #tenet-movie, #the-dark-knight-movie