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Philippe Petit
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    (August 13, 1949- )
    Born in Nemours, France
    Magician, juggler and high wire artist
    Known for walking between the towers of the World Trade Center (August 7, 1974)
    Subject of the Academy Award winning documentary 'Man on Wire' (2008)
    Growing up, he thought children his age were stupid and he refused to play with them.
    He was expelled from five schools.
    He has been arrested over 500 times as a street juggler.
    He said, 'Many people have asked me, 'So do you have a death wish?' I feel like punching them in the nose.'
    He studied the Twin Towers for six years to plan his walk.
    Trespassing charges against him were dropped in return for his putting on a free show for children at Central Park.
    He said, 'When I see three oranges, I juggle. When I see two towers, I walk.'
    During the 81st Academy Awards, he balanced an Oscar on his chin.

Credit: C. Fishel

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