sexta-feira, 15 de abril de 2011

A Tribute to Wes Studi

He is a cherokee actor who has been acting brillantly in many roles. His well succeeded carreer has many awards and nominations. Very well deserved!!

Native Oklahoman, Vietnam veteran, sculptor, musician, author, activist. Each of those describes the legendary actor Wes Studi. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves. In 1992, his powerful performance as Magua in Last of the Mohicans established him as one of the most compelling actors in the business.

On April 20, 2009 Studi appeared as Major Ridge in Trail of Tears, the third episode of We Shall Remain  a ground breaking mini-series that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history from PBS's acclaimed series American Experience. He spoke his native Cherokee language.

Studi has since appeared in more than 50 film and television productions ( I am listing below all his imdb list ). His upcoming films include Avatar, directed by James Cameron.
In James Cameron’s new 3-D, sci-fi blockbuster “Avatar,” Cherokee actor Wes Studi lends his voice and face to the computer-generated character Eytukan, who with his wife is responsible for the safety and well being of the Omaticaya clan whose planet is being invaded by a private army bent on exploiting its resources. As one of the human characters says early in the film, “We have an indigenous population called the Na’vi….They are very hard to kill.”( By the way, Avatar in my opinion is so similar to real life... ). Even it´s a hollywood movie, it´s a movie who can touch people in general and maybe make everyonce start thinking about Indigenous causes...from the Fantasy to the reality of many nations once the movie portraits what has been happening to many native nations for centuries.

I definitly can not think about anyone else playing the role of "Geronimo" - This warrior and Leader Apache is so remarkable for the history and Wes showed him to the general public in a way that I imagine the producers and directors of this film even did not think about any other native actor to portrait him.

Leader of the resistance is a familiar role for Studi Whether in “Geronimo: An American Legend,” “Last of the Mohicans,” or “Dances with Wolves,” Studi has played the indigenous man who fights against incursion.
The New Word

Also the way he portraited Wovoca in Bury my heart at Wonded knee was fabulous and touching...I could not let to mention it here...but for me personally his work in Comanche Moon is the most remarkable and fantastic.

As I could not watch Trail of Tears - A Cherokee Legacy and We shall remain , I ask to all my beloved readers to go to Avalon´s Blog to read more about this awesome person and talenty actor - West Studi  ( ) . Also you can check out his fabulous work as a sculptor in his webiste.

( watch the video tribute to Wes Studi made by Avalon )

4 comentários:

  1. Yes, Wes is definitely brilliant, my absolute favorite actor!

  2. Wes Studi is by far one of the greatest actors of today. Love him in everything, especially Joe Leaphorn, because it allowed him to show the softer side, which he is not usually able to do in the particular roles he plays. But give him any role or character and he will do it brilliantly. Wes Studi is an educator as well as artist and deserves honor and recognition for both.

  3. I liked him as Joe too. The books are as awesome as the movies.

  4. He's a seriously powerful actor, I've got nothing but respect. Really great to see his works listed like this. Also, great job on the compilation video Avalon!