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Jeff Tremaine

Highest Rated:   97% Being Evel (2015)
Lowest Rated:   48% Jackass - The Movie (2002)
Birthday:   Not Available
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Whether you view him as one of the most fearless filmmakers in modern cinema and television or simply one of the most sophomoric, there's no denying that Jackass director Jeff Tremaine has forever changed the way viewers respond to pain. Not the kind of pain involved with seeing a stuntman fly through a glass window either; we're talking genuine, throbbing, potentially paralyzing, compound fracture-induced blunt physical trauma. Of course, what are life's little setbacks if you're not able to laugh at them? As a one-time residing editor and art director for Big Brother magazine, Tremaine was well-versed in the art of pain thanks to a constant exposure to skateboarding mishaps. Approached by Big Brother writer Johnny Knoxville to publish an article in which the fearless journalist doused himself with pepper spray, zapped himself with a Taser, and took a .38 slug though a bulletproof vest, Tremaine had the foresight to ask his eager young contributor to videotape the proceedings for posterity. When the Big Brother video series hit the shelves and Knoxville's painful antics proved particularly appealing to skateboard fans who had grown numb to the familiar pavement-kissing wipeouts, the pair soon joined forces with filmmaker Spike Jonze and the East Coast CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) crew that included Ryan Dunn, Bam Margera, and Brandon DiCamillo to expand Knoxville's original concept into a television pilot. The resulting show, appropriately titled Jackass, was an immediate hit upon premiering in 2000, though after three seasons and numerous attempts by teenagers to replicate the dangerous (and sometimes nauseating) stunts, founding father Knoxville opted to cancel the series while it was still fairly fresh. Of course, Tremaine and company weren't anywhere near finished inflicting pain on themselves and their fellow cast members, and after upping the ante with the 2002 theatrical release Jackass: The Movie, the director would join Jackass regulars Steve-O and Chris Pontius for the outrageous nature show Wildboyz. Essentially Jackass-meets-National Geographic, Wildboyz took to the wilderness to see just how far Steve-O and Pontius could push mother nature before being either eaten by lions, trampled alive by elephants, or stung by some hideously venomous insect. Fortunately for fans, the show went on to become a moderate success, and in 2005 Tremaine and company were back at their old tricks to bring Jackass: Number Two to the big screen.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2017
97% Being Evel
  • Producer
2015
No Score Yet Angry Sky
  • Director
2015
60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
$85M 2013
No Score Yet Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (Unrated)
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2013
60% Jackass 3.5
  • Director
  • Producer
2011
65% Jackass 3
  • Director
  • Producer
$117.3M 2010
60% The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Jackass 2.5
  • Producer
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet The Man Who Souled the World
  • Actor
2007
63% Jackass: Number Two
  • Producer
$72.8M 2006
No Score Yet Ultimate Predator
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2006
No Score Yet Steve-O: The Early Years
  • Actor
2004
48% Jackass - The Movie
  • Actor
$64.3M 2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Ridiculousness
2011
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2010

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