Bummed 'cause your hero Evel Knievel has passed
? Well, maybe you can follow bravely in his footsteps by seeking a stunt career. Check out EHow's summary sheet on how to become a daredevil stunt artist
. I'm tempted to categorize this one under "remodeling" -- yourself, that is!
Here are the main points: 1) become super-fit and muscular, 2) become adept at martial arts, gymnastics or some other physical and painful skill, 3) become really, really good at one or two specific stunt acts -- these will be your signature moves. Examples: stair falls (ouch!), high falls (ouch! ouch!), and car crashes (aaarrrrrgghh!!! ouch!). 4) Enroll in stunt actor school
, 5) produce a resume with accompanying glamor shot, then 6) get out there and hang around on film sets and otherwise sniff out your first gig. Now, go get 'em, tiger!
The thing that puzzles me the most about this EHow feature: becoming a stunt person is listed as "moderately challenging." Huh?