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Philippe Petit
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Petit at the 81st Academy Awards in February 2009
Born 13 August 1949 (1949-08-13) (age 71)
Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France
Occupation High-wire artist

Philippe Petit (French pronunciation: [fi'lip pə'ti]; born 13 August 1949) is a French high-wire artist. He became famous for his high-wire walk between the World Trade Center in New York City, on the morning of August 7, 1974. The 2015 movie The Walk is based on his high-wire walk in New York.

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