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Celebrity parkour – 10 stars who would be awesome to watch

May 27, 2011

At this stage there aren’t many traditional celebrities practicing parkour (not that Google or I know of, anyway). I thought it would be fun to put together a list of well know people (past and present) who could easily take up parkour and be comfortable doing so.

Here is the list:

1. Bruce Lee

Considering his influence on parkour living legends like Sebastien Foucan, it would have been amazing to see Bruce Lee’s talents on display moving through his environment.

2. Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie)

Why her? Did you even see  Tomb Raider? Angelina Jolie played the role amazingly well, so perhaps this is a double nomination. ”nuff said.

3. Lebron James

One of the most amazing athletes around. Full stop. Sure he’s a bit big so might struggle to fit through smaller places, but I think his agility and leaping ability would easily make up for that – he’d just go over when he can’t go under or through.

4. Gabrielle Reece

Gabrielle made her mark first as a model, then as a volleyball player. She certainly made an impression on everyone who saw her in action and she would surely be quite a sight to behold while practicing freerunning.

5. Neo (Keanu Reeves)

Admittedly with the help of some visual effects, he introduced some brilliant ‘moves’ to the big screen. Let’s not think about the dodging bullets, but there were some slick other moves that could translate well to the urban jungle.

6. Elektra (Jennifer Garner)

Her moves were seriously electrifying. Couldn’t help thinking that there was nothing that could stand in her way.

7. Usain Bolt

Olympic gold medalist. Usain is super-athletic and with the right training could put almost any obstacle to shame.

8. Shakira

The hips don’t lie! Shakira can shake it with the best of them, and her small physique would be a clear advantage in certain environments.

9. Shawn Michaels

In his heyday Shawn flew through the air with the greatest of ease and had no fear of his surroundings, whether on the ground or in the air. His knack for getting around would be quite spectacular.

10. Venus Williams

I’ve never been a big fan, but there’s no denying her athleticism. As the tall slender athletic half of the seemingly unstoppable tennis sister duo, Venus has enough skill and athleticism to outplay most professional tennis players – both men and women.

Who else?

These are just some of the amazing people who I think would be awesome to watch. Their physiques and abilities would be an enormous asset in practicing the art of movement.

Who else do you think should be on this list?

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