Jackass star Johnny Knoxville becomes emotional while speaking about co-star and friend Bam Margera’s firing from the upcoming Jackass 4.
Famed Jackass star and co-creator, Johnny Knoxville, became emotional recently while discussing co-star Bam Margera’s firing from Jackass 4. The upcoming final installment in the beloved stupid stunt series has taken over a decade to materialize, but at long last, the film will arrive this Fall. Unfortunately, Margera’s inclusion in the film was cut earlier this year, and it was announced by Margera that he was going to make his own stunt film.
For anyone who’s followed the Jackass franchise over the years, it’s easy to feel connected to its stars. Arguably the furthest thing from a pretentious Hollywood franchise that pampers its cast, Jackass earned its reputation for insanity by pulling no punches. Each and every member of the crew has taken their fair share of lumps in the process of making the series what it currently is, but that penchant for thrills has led some of its stars in the wrong direction. Clearly the most tragic example of this was the death of Ryan Dunn in 2011, when the Porsche he was driving at speeds of 130mph crashed, killing him instantly. The resulting effects of this has touched all the Jackass members, but for best friend Margera, the loss was too much to take, sending him into a downward spiral of drugs alcohol and depression.