Philippe Petit

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Philippe Petit
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Petit at the 81st Academy Awards in February 2009
Born (1949-08-13) 13 August 1949 (age 69)
Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France
Occupation High-wire artist

Philippe Petit (French pronunciation: ​[fi'lip pə'ti]; born 13 August 1949) is a French high-wire artist. He became famous for his high-wire walk between the World Trade Center in New York City, on the morning of August 7, 1974.[1] The 2015 movie The Walk is based on his high-wire walk in New York.

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  1. Lichtenstein, Grace (8 August 1974). "Stuntman, Eluding Guards, Walks a Tightrope Between Trade Center Towers". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 April 2008. Combining the cunning of a second-story man with the nerve of an Evel Knievel, a French high-wire artist sneaked past guards at the World Trade center, ran a cable between the tops of its twin towers and tightrope-walked across it yesterday morning. 

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