Johnny Knoxville Was Injured More While Filming ‘Action Point’ Than Any Movie
It's hard to believe somebody could ever feel injured again after creating and starring in Jackass but Johnny Knoxville has confirmed there are worse things in the world. We're not having it.
He spent years inflicting pain on others and allowing it to be inflicted on himself and all for shit and giggs. But now Knoxville says he's never been injured more than when he was shooting this new film. We're not sure whether this is just good promo.
According to Uproxx, Action Point is based on the real-life Action Park, which featured a horrifying amount of dangerous and not-to-code rides that left plenty missing teeth and with broken bones. Sounds just up Knoxville's street this, doesn't it?
The dangers of the park and the filming were so real, Knoxville was effectively pounded into mush more than he would be on a Jackass shoot. Nice.
Speaking to New York magazine's David Edelstein at the 2018 Vulture Festival, Knoxville listed his many injuries, including a popped-out eyeball. Rather him than us.
He said: "I got hurt more on this film than any film I've ever done.
"I got four concussions, broke my wrist, busted my knee, got stitches, whiplash, uh, lost two and half teeth. Once I got home from the emergency room after one bad concussion...
"I had blood in my nose so I blew my nose and when I did, my left eye popped out of the socket. They say I didn't break it, it disappeared on impact, so when I was blowing my nose I was blowing air around my eyeball pushing it out."
Knoxville went on to answer the oft-asked question about when another Jackass reunion would happen, and he didn't rule it out, but he thinks they need to "probably bring in some younger guys too to kind of pass the torch."
Keep up with the kids and all that jazz.
The film is scheduled to be released on June 1, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. Another one for the good ol' diary.
Way back when Knoxville was some sort of up and coming cult hero he had an idea for an article for Big Brother Magazine. He told the then editor of the mag, Jeff Tremaine, that he wanted to test various self-defence equipment on himself and then write it up.
Tremaine told him that they should film it, too. That small idea went onto become the foundations of the Jackass TV show.
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