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David Blaine



Known for his mysterious, theatrical style and his deep, monotone voice, magician David Blaine became fascinated by magic at a young age. Born in Brooklyn and later raised in New Jersey, he soon began taking particular inspiration from the likes of Orson Welles and Titanic Thompson, who were pioneers in the niche field of street magic: tricks designed to be performed up close without the aid of a distant stage and dark theater. Blaine was able to hone his skills at the craft virtually anywhere, and by 1996 his act scored him a deal with ABC for a TV special titled David Blaine: Street Magic. The program captured him performing illusions for impressed and frequently terrified people in public places and was such a hit with audiences that he would go on to film several more specials in the years to come, each one capturing a new and seemingly more dangerous stunt, such as being encased in a block of ice for 63 hours and hanging upside down for a day and a half. Other stunts involved the extreme deprivation of oxygen, food, and water.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
  • Actor
2012
72% The Great Buck Howard
  • Actor
2009
47% Mister Lonely
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet David Blaine: Drowned Alive
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Before, During and 'After the Sunset'
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet David Blaine: Fearless
  • Actor
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Performer

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