Date of Birth:
13 August 1949
Philippe Petit played in 1 movies in the Documentary, Crime genres.
Philippe Petit got succeed with average imdb rating 8.1.
Traversed a 1,350 foot high, one-inch wide cable stretched across the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. He crossed the 131 foot long cable 7 times in 45 minutes.
Philippe's father wanted him to enter a military career, but when he was given a magic set for Christmas at the age of six, there was no looking back. He didn't care for school (and was expelled from five of them), and ran away from home at the age of 15. In Paris he became a street performer, juggler, mime, and unicyclist, and taught himself aerialism by walking across a rope between two trees in a park by the Seine.
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