Hollywood Stuntman Trampas Thompson: Life on The Edge, Expanding Consciousness & What It’s Like To Be Birdman

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Hollywood Stuntman Trampas Thompson: Life on The Edge, Expanding Consciousness & What It’s Like To Be Birdman

The Rich Roll Podcast

“It’s about being able to be aware of the moment and its possibilities than it is about ruminating on what could have happened—I did live and I do live.”

Trampas Thompson

Today's guest isn’t famous. He hasn’t written a book. He's not an in demand speaker.

But I can almost promise that you have seen Trampas Thompson — you just didn’t know it.

Working behind the scenes, Trampas is a Hollywood stuntmen extraordinaire, collecting blockbuster credits performing a dizzying array of delicious, death-defying acts in some of the world's most popular movies and television shows.

Trampas has run the streets on fire, sword battled with Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and most recently doubled Michael Keaton in Birdman. Yes, that was Trampas, not Michael, who lept off a New York Theatre District rooftop in the most memorable scene from last year's Oscar winning best picture.

His credits are impressive: The Dark Knight Rises, National Treasure, 21 Jump Street, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, The Wolf of Wall Street, and on and on.

But what drew me to Trampas as a great fit for the podcast actually has very little to do with his work. Far more fascinating? Who he is.

What kind of person becomes a stuntman?

God broke the mold with this guy. Larger than life, Trampas is one-of-a-kind. A renaissance man living life full throttle 24/7. The kind of guy who survived a skydiving accident when his parachute didn’t open, then jumped again. A person unapologetically himself, incapable of doing anything half-assed and utterly fearless.

This is another epic, thoroughly entertaining 3-hour conversation with a truly singular human about living life on one’s own terms. It's about dragonfly tattoos, synchronicity, Burning Man and the never ending spiritual quest to grow and expand consciousness.

It's about what it means to hand-wring the adventure out of life.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this conversation with one of my favorite people.

Peace + Plants,

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SHOW NOTES

Connect With Trampas: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Background, Context & Reference:

* Trampas Thompson on IMDB

* DiscerningBrute: Stunts & Sake:Trampas Thompson

* Texas Tech:

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“It’s about being able to be aware of the moment and its possibilities than it is about ruminating on what could have happened—I did live and I do live.”

Trampas Thompson

Today's guest isn’t famous. He hasn’t written a book. He's not an in demand speaker.

But I can almost promise that you have seen Trampas Thompson — you just didn’t know it.

Working behind the scenes, Trampas is a Hollywood stuntmen extraordinaire, collecting blockbuster credits performing a dizzying array of delicious, death-defying acts in some of the world's most popular movies and television shows.

Trampas has run the streets on fire, sword battled with Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and most recently doubled Michael Keaton in Birdman. Yes, that was Trampas, not Michael, who lept off a New York Theatre District rooftop in the most memorable scene from last year's Oscar winning best picture.

His credits are impressive: The Dark Knight Rises, National Treasure, 21 Jump Street, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, The Wolf of Wall Street, and on and on.

But what drew me to Trampas as a great fit for the podcast actually has very little to do with his work. Far more fascinating? Who he is.

What kind of person becomes a stuntman?

God broke the mold with this guy. Larger than life, Trampas is one-of-a-kind. A renaissance man living life full throttle 24/7. The kind of guy who survived a skydiving accident when his parachute didn’t open, then jumped again. A person unapologetically himself, incapable of doing anything half-assed and utterly fearless.

This is another epic, thoroughly entertaining 3-hour conversation with a truly singular human about living life on one’s own terms. It's about dragonfly tattoos, synchronicity, Burning Man and the never ending spiritual quest to grow and expand consciousness.

It's about what it means to hand-wring the adventure out of life.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this conversation with one of my favorite people.

Peace + Plants,

Listen & Subscribe on iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher

Thanks to this week’s sponsors:

StrideHealth: The first health insurance recommendation engine tuned & tailored to the life of the individual. Health insurance enrollment for Obamacare ends on January 31, so head over to stridehealth.com/roll today to save over $400 for the year. It's easy coverage in 10 minutes or less, built just for people like us.

Harrys.com: A superior shave at an affordable price. Type in my coupon code “ROLL” at purchase for $5 off your starter set and get an entire month’s worth of shaving for just $10 when you visit Harrys.com.

SHOW NOTES

Connect With Trampas: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Background, Context & Reference:

* Trampas Thompson on IMDB

* DiscerningBrute: Stunts & Sake:Trampas Thompson

* Texas Tech:

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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