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10 High Flying Facts About Evel Knievel

People often think of Evel Knievel as a madman because he spent over 25 years performing death defying stunts on the back of a motorcycle, and yet as it turns out Evel was quite mad before he became a famous daredevil.

A new documentary called Being Evel tells the true story behind the larger-than-life persona, and shows how Evel lived up to his bad boy title in every way.

From the time he kidnapped his future wife (twice, in fact) to the time he waved a gun in George Hamilton's face, forcing the actor to read from the screenplay for Knievel's 1971 biopic, there's no denying Evel was one colorful character!

Read 10 Things We Learned About Evel Knievel From Being Evel at Esquire

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