David Copperfield, 2009. Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images.
David Copperfield began performing magic at the age of 10 around his neighborhood of Metuchen, New Jersey as "Davino the Magic Boy." Since then, he's become arguably the most popular and commercially successful stage magician of all time.
Among his many wonderous accolades, Copperfield has earned 21 Emmy awards for his many television specials, 11 Guinness World Records, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and even a knighthood by the French government. He's also been named a Living Legend by the U.S. Library of Congress.
We recently chatted with Copperfield over the phone, upon the release of the heist thriller, "Now You See Me," which follows a group of magicians whose stage show serves as a smokescreen for their daring robberies. The magic veteran spoke about working as a consultant on this and other magic-themed films such as "The Prestige" and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," some of the memories that come from performing over 600 shows a year, and what new tricks he has up his sleeve.Read More »from David Copperfield Reveals What’s up His Sleeve for ‘Now You See Me’