By Chelsea Hirsch. The series showcased wild stunts in a world before iPhones, social media and YouTube, airing for two years and eventually morphing into nine films and four spin-offs. So when we got connected with them, we went out [to California] to film a couple of things with a few guys with the Big Brother skateboarding magazine. Tremaine became the director and they found themselves going full speed ahead. It just seemed to keep getting bigger and bigger. Those things are what people remember and it makes people laugh and that was the whole point of it.
All The Members Of Jackass: Where Are They Now?
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The show was controversial over its perceived indecency and encouragement of dangerous behaviour. After the show's cancellation in , the Jackass franchise grew to include four feature films released by Paramount Pictures. By the late s, aspiring actor and writer Johnny Knoxville had moved from Knoxville to Los Angeles and landed work in commercials in order to support his wife and infant daughter. Among his ideas was to produce an article that involved testing various self-defence equipment on himself as a homage to his hero, gonzo journalist Hunter S. The stunt featured Knoxville testing out pepper spray, a stun gun, a taser, and a.
'Jackass' left a wake of pain, arrests and addiction
But fans of Jackass know the series was so much more than just a series of increasingly violent crotch shots. Whether they were racing down hills in wheelbarrows and breaking their bones in the effort or dressing up as senior citizens and flashing people, the guys who conceived and performed the stunts together remained the show's most consistent draw. It wasn't just their self-destructive actions, but rather their interactions with each other that kept people coming back. They felt like people who liked each other's company, despite how much delight they often took in seeing each other in pain. Since the series ended and the cast went their separate ways, it's been easy to lose track of what everyone from the show's been up to.
In , Jackass creators Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, and Spike Jonze assembled a crew of daredevil skateboarding wildboys with equal parts charisma, shamelessness, and chutzpah. As we all know by now, those qualities would catapult the crew to MTV fame — and that was only the beginning of their meteoric rise to the top. What followed was a juggernaut of spinoffs, films, tours, merchandising, and red carpet appearances that made superstars of the young men whose death-defying antics left audiences always wanting more. Of course, when you build your media empire on physical punishment, it's pretty difficult to keep it all going indefinitely, and looking back, it's really no surprise that the Jackass phenomenon eventually started to fade.