Philippe Petit TED Talk: The Journey Across the High-Wire

Philippe Petit talks about his life, including discovering magic as a six-year-old boy and learning to wire walk as a teenager. He goes on to discuss what led him to perform high-wire stunts illegally, culminating with his high-wire walk at the World Trade Center in 1974. The Philippe Petit TED Talk also features him performing several tricks for the audience, including juggling.

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 The Walk Trailer

Experience the fact-based story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who attempted to cross between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

 The Walk Teaser Trailer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays Philippe Petit in a Robert Zemeckis film. The movie chronicles Petit's illegal 1974 wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. He had to overcome close calls and obstacles to beat the system and execute his high-risk plan.

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