WES STUDI (Hanover) most recently joined an allstar
cast in the feature film "Heat," playing opposite Al
Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. Studi won standout
notices for his performance in "Geronimo: An American Legend"
portraying the legendary Indian leader. He also appeared as Sagat
in "Street Fighter," with JeanClaude Van Damme
and Raul Julia.
Studi won the "Most Promising Actor" award from the
Chicago Film Critics for his role as "Magua" in the
film version of "The Last of the Mohicans" starring
Daniel DayLewis. He was also honored with an "Outstanding
Actor in a Supporting Role" award from the Film Advisory
Board and was the first actor to receive the Totem Award for "Outstanding
Performance" from the newly-formed First Americans in the
Other film credits of Studi's include "Dances with Wolves"
(as "The Toughest" Pawnee) and "PowWow Highway,"
directed by Jonathan Wachs. Television credits include "Crazy
Horse" for TNT, the CBS miniseries, "The Streets of
Laredo," "The Broken Chain" for Turner and, for
CBS, "Return to Plum Creek."
An accomplished stone carver and author of two children's books,
Studi also provided the Cherokee translations for the Pulitzer
Prizewinning drama, "The Kentucky Cycles."
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