Being a stunt performer requires people to be a certain kind of crazy. We’re not talking about stuntmen here. We’re talking about the daredevils who try and pull off insane stunts just for the hell of it. You know, to see if it can be done. These are the people who fly off cliffs, jump motorcycles across caverns, and ride over waterfalls in wooden barrels. And they do it for no other reason to get a thrill, hold other people’s attention and generally thumb their noses at life. These are the real crazy people, who have performed some stunts so crazy that they are hard to believe. Here are 10 of the most insane stunts ever performed.
10. The Bungee Jump from Goldeneye
It’s been voted the greatest movie stunt of all time, and is in the Guinness Book of World Records. We’re talking, of course, about the bungee jump off the a 220-meter Swiss dam at the start of the 1995 James Bond movie Goldeneye. The incredible stunt, performed by British stuntman Wayne Michaels, set a world record for the highest, and longest, bungee jump from a solid structure. The stunt apparently took more than three months to design, involved more than two dozen engineers and required nearly 100 permits and waivers. But the end result was spectacular. Incredibly, the entire stunt was performed and captured in one take. 007 would be proud!