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      David Gulpilil

      David Gulpilil

      Highest Rated: 100% My Name Is Gulpilil (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 54% Australia (2008)

      Birthday: Jul 1, 1953

      Birthplace: Maningrida, Northern Territory, Australia

      Few actors of international renown were born under a tree. But that's how life began for David Gulpilil, who was raised away from extraneous influences in Australia's North East Arnhem Land in the traditions of his Mandhalpuyngu tribal group. An expert tracker and hunter, Gulpilil was also an exceptional dancer and his skills led Nicolas Roeg to cast him as the Aboriginal youth who guides stranded Jenny Agutter and her brother Luc Roeg through the outback in the 1970 rite of passage, "Walkabout." The film made Gulpilil an overnight star and he traveled the world, meeting such people as Queen Elizabeth II, Muhammad Ali, and Bruce Lee. He even stayed for a while with John Lennon before returning to become the face of indigenous Australia just as the national film industry was starting to make a global impact with historical dramas like Philippe Mora's "Mad Dog Morgan" and cross-cultural studies like Henri Safran's "Storm Boy" and Peter Weir's "The Last Wave," in which Gulpilil effortlessly stole scenes. Following an amusing cameo greeting astronaut Dennis Quaid in "The Right Stuff," he bantered drolly with Paul Hogan as Neville Bell in the 1986 comedy smash "Crocodile' Dundee." However, a drinking problem blighted his career and it was only after Rolf De Heer cast him in the 2002 and 2006 bush sagas "The Tracker" and "Ten Canoes" that he regained his momentum, most notably in Phillip Noyce's "Rabbit-Proof Fence" and Baz Luhrmann's epic, "Australia." David Gulpilil died on November 29, 2021 at the age of 68.

      Highest rated movies

      My Name Is Gulpilil poster
      My Name Is Gulpilil
      Satellite Boy poster
      Satellite Boy
      Charlie's Country poster
      Charlie's Country
      Crocodile Dundee poster Crocodile Dundee The Tracker poster
      The Tracker
      Rabbit-Proof Fence poster
      Rabbit-Proof Fence
      Until the End of the World poster
      Until the End of the World
      Cargo poster Cargo




      100% No Score Yet My Name Is Gulpilil Unknown (Character),
      - 2021
      68% 72% Storm Boy Father of Fingerbone Bill (Character) $67.7K 2019
      87% 66% Cargo Daku (Character) - 2017
      76% 71% Goldstone Jimmy (Character) $78.8K 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet MESSiAH Unknown (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Country Unknown (Character),
      - 2015
      95% 84% Charlie's Country Charlie (Character),
      $13.4K 2013
      100% 45% Satellite Boy Jagamarra (Character) - 2012
      54% 65% Australia King George (Character) $49.6M 2008
      98% 78% Ten Canoes Narrator $278.0K 2006
      85% 85% The Proposition Jacko (Character) $1.9M 2005
      88% 87% The Tracker The Tracker (Character) - 2002
      88% 86% Rabbit-Proof Fence Moodoo (Character) $6.2M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Serenades Rainman (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 71% Dead Heart Second Man in Desert (Character) - 1996
      88% 89% Until the End of the World David (Character) $662.2K 1991
      89% 59% Crocodile Dundee Neville Bell (Character) $169.0M 1986
      82% 79% The Last Wave Chris Lee (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 74% Storm Boy Fingerbone (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 41% Mad Dog Morgan Billy (Character) - 1976
      85% 86% Walkabout Black Boy (Character) - 1971


      91% 90% The Leftovers Christopher Sunday (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Timeless Land Benelong (Character) 1980