9. Matthew McConaughey Delivered His Eulogy
Following his death in 2007, his funeral in his hometown of Butte, Montana was attended by thousands. His funeral was a grand affair, extensively planned by the man himself, and included the hearse taking a 6-mile tour around the famous 'Evel Knievel Loop', a popular tourist route named after the town's most well-known resident.
The crowd included former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Joe Frazier and Oscar-winning actor, Matthew McConaughey. Who had become personal friends with Knievel after presenting the History Channel's 2005 documentary, 'Absolute Evel'.
During the funeral, McConaughey went on to deliver a eulogy on Knievel's life. The eulogy was well-received and included the poignant line: "He's forever in flight now. He doesn't have to come back down; he doesn't have to land."