In the end of the movie The Fall (2006) there are several black-and-white scenes shown from (I suppose) old comedy movies with humorous stunts and such. The movie itself is centered around a man who suffered a trauma while performing a stunt. So I was wondering if the movie is somehow about a famous stuntman. It seems as if it is, but I don't think there is a particular name mentioned in the movie, except all the main characters.
The movie is not based on real events, but is a retelling of the 1981 Bulgarian film Yo Ho Ho (which itself is an original story).
The Fall is incredibly realistic feeling at times, one of the reasons of which can be derived from a quick look at its Wikipedia Page:
I feel this, coupled with the shots towards the end of the film of some of the most dangerous stunts in silent films, make it seem like it was a real story - but alas, there doesn't appear to be any evidence to suggest it is.