The art of magic has truly left people amazed over the years. From believing it to be something paranormal, to actually realizing that it’s just the skill of deception, the magic industry and its followers have come a long way. People have made big name for themselves in the industry and their skills are surely very respected. So here is a list of some of the most famous magicians around the world:
1. David Blaine
David Blaine is a master of high-profile acts of stamina and is particularly famous for focusing on audience reactions. His show “Street Magic” gave him international recognition. Apart from the numerous card tricks, he has been trapped in an icy prison for approximately 3 days and has caught high speed bullets in his teeth and also sewed his mouth shut as a part for his magic tricks. A truly gifted man, he is one amongst the most renowned magicians of America.
2. Lance Burton
William Lance Burton is a retired American magician who has performed shows for over 5,000,000 people. He has won the title of best magician from the Las Vegas Review Journal for 11 years in a row and the legendary artist Michael Jackson too has complimented his work. His stage mystery acts and astonishing card control has been applauded several times. He is an amazingly skilled magician and a seasoned entertainer too.
3. Ricky Jay
Richard Jay Potash, an American writer, actor and magician is very popular for his card tricks, card throwing and memory feats. He is the subject of the amazingly crafted documentary Deceptive Practice- The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay. He has appeared in various films including Leap of Faith, Things Change, The Illusionist, The Prestige, Tomorrow Never Dies and many more. He has also starred in TV shows like Saturday Night Live, Lie to me, Kidnapped and various others. His contribution as an entertainer in various artistic fields is surely celebrated across the world.
4. Pen & Teller
Being at the forefront of exploring the intersection between science and magic, Pen Jillette and Raymond Teller have been fascinating the audience with their humor filled magic since decades. Their tricks range from basic graphic tricks and adroit pranks to tackling issues using political mockeries. To make their performance more interesting, these guys sometimes also reveal the trick behind the magic which the audience finds quite stimulating. Pen & Teller have appeared in various TV shows and films and are brilliant entertainers.
5. Criss Angel
Famous for the television and stage show Criss Angel Mindfreak, Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos has been on primetime television for more time than any other magician ever. Holding multiple world records, the International Magician Society named him magician of the decade in 2009 and magician of the century in 2010. Apart from being a celebrated magician, he is also one of the most commercially successful magicians in the industry.
6. David Copperfield
Well known for his story telling based illusions, David Copperfield has earned 11 Guinness World Records and his television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards. Some of his very popular acts include making the Statue of Liberty disappear, walking through the Great Wall of China and Floating over the Grand Canyon. His talent has brought for him massive commercial success and recognition.
These are some of the most celebrated and recognized magicians from across the world. Do let us know about the ones you love!