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David Gulpilil – The Passing of an Indigenous Actor from Australia


  • (Thanks to “Walkabout”, David Gulpilil became an actor/activist.)

    The Indigenous actor, who was in his late 60s when he died, helped shape the history of Australian film

    David Gulpilil a titanic force in Australian cinema dies with lung cancer.

    David Gulpilil wiki


  • (Rabbit Proof Fence – directed by Philip Noyce, cinematography by Christopher Doyle)

  • The Last Wave

    In 1969, Gulpilil’s skill as a tribal dancer caught the attention of British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, who had come to Maningrida scouting locations for a forthcoming film. Roeg promptly cast the sixteen-year-old unknown to play a principal role in his internationally acclaimed motion picture Walkabout, released in 1971. Gulpilil’s on-screen charisma, combined with his acting and dancing skills, was such that he became an instant national and international celebrity. He travelled to distant lands, mingled with famous people, and was presented to heads of state.[1] During these travels to promote the film, he met and was impressed with John Lennon, Bob Marley, Muhammad Ali, and Bruce Lee. (Via Wiki)

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