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‘Stuntman’ director Kurt Mattila breaks down doc about an attempt to complete canyon jump that Evel Knievel couldn’t

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With his new “Stuntman” documentary, director Kurt Mattila hopes to shine a spotlight on Hollywood’s unsung heroes. The film follows longtime movie-and-TV stunt performer Eddie Braun as he attempts to complete a jump across a 1,700-foot canyon that his childhood hero, Evel Knievel, was unable to finish. But “Stuntman,” out Friday on Disney+, also offers a rare glimpse into the daredevil work of the men and women who risk their bodies on Hollywood sets. “I just wanted people to see that these guys really put themselves out there to protect the cast and double for actors, and really put themselv…

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