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This Is Who Really Came Up With The Stunts For Jackass Forever

The "Jackass" franchise is never going to win many prestigious accolades come awards the season. However, for over 20 years, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Wee Man, and the rest of the gang have been entertaining audiences with their glorious stupidity, reckless endangerment, and simple, unadulterated laughter. Now in their middle-age years, the lovable pranksters have returned for another cinematic outing courtesy of "Jackass Forever," proving that one is never too old to take a kick to the groin or get into the ring with an angry bull.

Say what you will about "Jackass Forever," but the stunts are undeniably creative. A lot of thought and effort goes into inventing and bringing the painful sequences to life, but who is the mastermind behind them? In the case of "Jackass Forever," one franchise stalwart appears to have been responsible for coming up with most of the gags, as well as having to live through them on the screen when it came time to actually make the movie.

We can thank Johnny Knoxville for the stunts in Jackass Forever

Johnny Knoxville has been involved in the "Jackass" franchise since its inception, so he knows a thing or two about stunt work. And as far as the stunts in "Jackass Forever" are concerned, it appears that Knoxville himself was responsible for coming up with some of the film's more outrageous moments.

According to Variety, Knoxville spent a decade coming up with stunts for future "Jackass" projects, just in case another one ever materialized. In fact, it was Knoxville's enthusiasm and creativity that inspired his old colleagues to get the band back together for another outing. "He had probably a binder with 200 pages of ideas that he'd been writing," director Jeff Tremaine revealed. "That made the decision easier. He had a bunch of funny s*** ready to go."

In an interview with GQ, Knoxville confirmed that he "wrote the stunts" and assured everyone that he knew what "[he] signed up for," despite the risks involved. After gathering all of the stunts he wrote, he sent them to his assistant to compile them into a cohesive document, only to discover that they had more than enough material for another film. "[The document] was thick," he recalled. "Ten years' worth of ideas — like, 40, 50 pages of ideas."