Director, stunt coordinator and stuntman Hal Needham has died. Needham directed Smokey and the Bandit and The Cannonball Run, but he also performed and coordinated stunts in The French Connection II, Three The Hard Way, Chinatown, Our Man Flint, The War Wagon and Blazing Saddles. and in television shows such as, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, Gunsmoke and Have Gun Will Travel. The Los Angeles Times and Deadline have obituaries. Needham talks about his career. Popular Mechanics discusses six of Needham’s stunts with him.