Johnny Knoxville might be known for his willingness to do anything for a laugh but earlier this month the “Jackass” star proved he’s more than a guy who poses ad a perverted old man.Knoxville will appear in the Halloween movie "Fun Size" alongside a slew of other stars, perhaps most nostably Chelsea Handler.
On October 17 Knoxville visited the grave of his deceased friend Ryan Dunn, who starred alongside Knoxville in the “Jackass” movie and television show.
“We just visited Ryan’s grave out in Brecksville. Was glad to see he has had many people coming by to visit xoxo,” Knoxville tweeted along with a picture of Dunn’s headstone covered by flowers.
Dunn was killed in the summer of 2011 when the car he was driving struck a tree and was totaled. Police later determined Dunn had been drinking before accelerating to speeds in the triple digits.
Knoxville has remained fairly quiet on the subject of Dunn’s death, only delivering a special reading at a memorial service days later, according to Hollywood.com. He also wrote an online tribute to his friend, who also appeared on the MTV shows “Viva La Bam” and “Wildboyz.”
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While he got his start playing pranks Knoxville has quietly converted his star power into movie appearances. He’s currently promoting “Fun Size,” a Halloween-themed movie about a teenager who can’t find her brother while trick-or-treating. While it’s unclear how the movie will fare when it hits the box office Friday, Knoxville is already earning accolades from his costars.
“It’s basically my first leading role for a film,” star Victoria Justice told Us Weekly. “Chelsea Handler plays my mom. It was really cool to work with her. She’s super funny. Johnny Knoxville is also in the movie and he’s also super hilarious. He’s one of the most down-to-earth guys I’ve ever met.”
Knoxville, whose real name is Philip John Clapp, has also appeared in films like “Walking Tall,” “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Grand Theft Parsons,” among many others.