SoundBalming with LaMarr Darnell Shields

How to Embrace Disappointment and Learn From It with Stuntman Kevin Cassidy

November 16, 2022 Kevin Cassidy
SoundBalming with LaMarr Darnell Shields
How to Embrace Disappointment and Learn From It with Stuntman Kevin Cassidy
Show Notes

Born with a facial birth defect, he battled a speech impediment and bullying throughout his youth but he was able to conquer one of life’s hardest challenges,  a former Hollywood stuntman who has appeared in some of my favorite movies. Kevin Cassidy stunted in numerous Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Spiderman: Far From Home, Avengers Endgame, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, plus The Dark Knight Rises, Salt, and Sons of Anarchy

His new book, Falling Down to Find Myself: How a Hollywood Stuntman Conquered Life’s Bumps and Bruises to Cultivate a Philosophy for True Happiness. In it, he offers a rarefied glimpse into his life as a Hollywood performer and how he overcame personal hardships to reach success both professionally and personally. Cassidy shares not only exciting details from behind-the-scenes on some of the biggest movie sets in recent memory-such as The Dark Knight Rises and multiple Spider-Man films-but also a compelling depiction of the real ups and downs of a career full of physically demanding, contract-based work.

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