Geronimo: An American LegendThe movie follows the events leading up to the capture of Geronimo in 1886. Betrayed by the Army's legendary Indian fighter, General George Crook, Geronimo forms a small band of warriors to humiliate the government by evading capture, while reclaiming what is rightfully theirs.
Critic Reviews of "Geronimo: An American Legend"
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
A film of great beauty and considerable intelligence.
Video-Reviewmaster.comNovember 01, 2008
Superior western, mostly historically accurate. Directed by Walter Hill with strong cast.
EmanuelLevy.ComAugust 07, 2006
Visually, action director Hill may be paying tribute to Ford's Westerns in the way he positions the chase and fight scenes against the panormaic vistas, but this Geronimo is curiously bland, neither absorbing nor stirring.
Fantastica DailyJanuary 26, 2006
A gorgeously shot, fair-minded Western that honors Geronimo and the Apaches, but doesn't demonize the U.S. Cavalry. Vastly underrated and far superior to Dances With Wolves.
Spirituality and PracticeJuly 19, 2003
A sober-minded film directed by Walter Hill
eFilmCritic.comJuly 26, 2002
Not-half-bad historical biopic. A strong cast helps out a whole lot.
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Jason PatricBirth date: 17 June 1966, Queens, New York, USADescription: Jason Patric was born on June 17, 1966 in Queens, New York, USA as Jason Patric Miller Jr. He is an actor, known for The Lost Boys (1987), In the Valley of Elah (2007) and Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997).
Gene HackmanBirth date: 30 January 1930, San Bernardino, California, USADescription: Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves, his family settled in Danville, Illinois. Gene grew up in a broken home, which he left at the age of sixteen for a hitch with the US Marines. Moving to New York after being discharged, he worked in a number of menial jobs before studying journalism and television production on the G.I. Bill at the University of Illinois. Hackman would be over 30 years old when he finally decided to take his chance at acting by enrolling at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. Legend says that Hackman and friend Dustin Hoffman were voted "least likely to succeed."Hackman next moved back to New York, where he worked in summer stock and off-Broadway. In 1964 he was cast as the young suitor in the Broadway play "Any Wednesday." This role would lead to him being cast in the small role of Norman in Lilith (1964), starring Warren Beatty. When Beatty was casting for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), he cast Hackman as Buck Barrow, Clyde Barrow's brother. That role earned Hackman a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, an award for which he would again be nominated in I Never Sang for My Father (1970). In 1972 he won the Oscar for his role as Detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in The French Connection (1971). At 40 years old Hackman was a Hollywood star whose work would rise to new heights with Night Moves (1975) and Bite the Bullet (1975), or fall to new depths with The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and Eureka (1983). Hackman is a versatile actor who can play comedy (the blind man in Young Frankenstein (1974)) or villainy (the evil Lex Luthor in Superman (1978)). He is the doctor who puts his work above people in Extreme Measures (1996) and the captain on the edge of nuclear destruction in Crimson Tide (1995). After initially turning down the role of Little Bill Daggett in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992), Hackman finally accepted it, as its different slant on the western interested him. For his performance he won the Oscar and Golden Globe and decided that he wasn't tired of westerns after all. He has since appeared in Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Wyatt Earp (1994), and The Quick and the Dead (1995).
Robert DuvallBirth date: 5 January 1931, San Diego, California, USADescription: Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953. He began attending The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre In New York City on the G.I. Bill in 1955, studying under Sanford Meisner along with Dustin Hoffman, with whom Duvall shared an apartment. Both were close to another struggling young actor named Gene Hackman. Meisner cast Duvall in the play "The Midnight Caller" by Horton Foote, a link that would prove critical to his career, as it was Foote who recommended Duvall to play the mentally disabled "Boo Radley" in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). This was his first "major" role since his 1956 motion picture debut as an MP was in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), starring Paul Newman.Duvall began making a name for himself as a stage actor in New York, winning an Obie Award in 1965 playing incest-minded longshoreman "Eddie Carbone" in the off-Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge", a production for which his old roommate Hoffman was assistant director. He found steady work in episodic TV and appeared as a modestly billed character actor in films, such as Arthur Penn's The Chase (1966) with Marlon Brando and in Robert Altman's Countdown (1967) and Francis Ford Coppola's The Rain People (1969), in both of which he co-starred with James Caan.He was also memorable as the heavy who is shot by John Wayne at the climax of True Grit (1969) and was the first "Maj. Frank Burns", creating the character in Altman's Korean War comedy MASH (1970). He also appeared as the eponymous lead in George Lucas' directorial debut, THX 1138 (1971). It was Francis Ford Coppola, casting The Godfather (1972), who reunited Duvall with Brando and Caan and provided him with his career breakthrough as mob lawyer "Tom Hagen". He received the first of his six Academy Award nominations for the role.Thereafter, Duvall had steady work in featured roles in such films as The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Killer Elite (1975), Network (1976), The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) and The Eagle Has Landed (1976). Occasionally this actor's actor got the chance to assay a lead role, most notably in Tomorrow (1972), in which he was brilliant as William Faulkner's inarticulate backwoods farmer. He was less impressive as the lead in Badge 373 (1973), in which he played a character based on real-life NYPD detective Eddie Egan, the same man his old friend Gene Hackman had won an Oscar for playing, in fictionalized form as "Popeye Doyle" in The French Connection (1971).It was his appearance as "Lt. Col. Kilgore" in another Coppola picture, Apocalypse Now (1979), that solidified Duvall's reputation as a great actor. He got his second Academy Award nomination for the role, and was named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most versatile actor in the world. Duvall created one of the most memorable characters ever assayed on film, and gave the world the memorable phrase, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning!".Subsequently, Duvall proved one of the few established character actors to move from supporting to leading roles, with his Oscar-nominated turns in The Great Santini (1979) and Tender Mercies (1983), the latter of which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Now at the summit of his career, Duvall seemed to be afflicted with the fabled "Oscar curse" that had overwhelmed the careers of fellow Academy Award winners Luise Rainer, Rod Steiger and Cliff Robertson. He could not find work equal to his talents, either due to his post-Oscar salary demands or a lack of perception in the industry that he truly was leading man material. He did not appear in The Godfather: Part III (1990), as the studio would not give in to his demands for a salary commensurate with that of Al Pacino, who was receiving $5 million to reprise Michael Corleone.His greatest achievement in his immediate post-Oscar period was his triumphant characterization of grizzled Texas Ranger Gus McCrae in the TV mini-series Lonesome Dove (1989), for which he received an Emmy nomination. He received a second Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in Stalin (1992), and a third Emmy nomination playing Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996).The shakeout of his career doldrums was that Duvall eventually settled back into his status as one of the premier character actors in the industry, rivaled only by his old friend Gene Hackman. Duvall, unlike Hackman, also has directed pictures, including the documentary We're Not the Jet Set (1977), Angelo My Love (1983) and Assassination Tango (2002). As a writer-director, Duvall gave himself one of his most memorable roles, that of the preacher on the run from the law in The Apostle (1997), a brilliant performance for which he received his third Best Actor nomination and fifth Oscar nomination overall. The film brought Duvall back to the front ranks of great actors, and was followed by a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod for A Civil Action (1998).Robert Duvall will long be remembered as one of the great naturalistic American screen actors in the mode of Spencer Tracy and his frequent co-star Marlon Brando. His performances as "Boo Radley" in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), "Jackson Fentry" in Tomorrow (1972), "Tom Hagen" in the first two "Godfather" movies, "Frank Hackett" in Network (1976), "Lt. Col. Kilgore" in Apocalypse Now (1979), "Bull Meechum" in The Great Santini (1979), "Mac Sledge" in Tender Mercies (1983), "Gus McCrae" in Lonesome Dove (1989) and "Sonny Dewey" in The Apostle (1997) rank as some of the finest acting ever put on film. It's a body of work that few actors can equal, let alone surpass.
Wes StudiBirth date: 17 December 1947, Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, USADescription: From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves (1990). In 1992, his powerful performance as "Magua" in The Last of the Mohicans (1992) established him as one of the most compelling actors in the business.Studi has since appeared in more than 80 film and television productions, including Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Being Flynn (2012), Avatar (2009), Comanche Moon (2008), Streets of Laredo (1995), Mystery Men (1999), Kings (TV Series), The New World (2005), Hell on Wheels (2011), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) and Seraphim Falls (2006). He also brought Tony Hillerman's "Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn" to life in a series of PBS specials produced by Robert Redford: Skinwalkers (2002), Coyote Waits (2003), and A Thief of Time (2004).Studi was born in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, the son of Maggie (Nofire), a housekeeper, and Andy Studie, a ranch hand. Studi exclusively spoke his native Cherokee language until beginning school at the age of five. A professional horse trainer, Studi began acting at The American Indian Theatre Company in Tulsa in the mid-80s.Studi and his wife, Maura Dhu Studi, live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They have a son, Kholan. Studi has a daughter, Leah, and a son, Daniel, from a previous marriage.
Matt DamonBirth date: 8 October 1970, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent, and his mother is of Finnish and Swedish ancestry. The family lived in Newton until his parents divorced in 1973, when Damon and his brother moved with his mother to Cambridge. He grew up in a stable community, and was raised near actor Ben Affleck.Damon attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and he performed in a number of theater productions during his time there. He attended Harvard University as an English major. While in Harvard, he kept on skipping classes to pursue acting projects, which included the TNT original film, Rising Sun (1993), and prep-school drama, School Ties (1992). It was until his film, Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), was expected to be a big success that he decided to drop out of university completely. Arriving in Hollywood, Matt managed to get his first break with a part in the romantic comedy, Mystic Pizza (1988). However, the film did not do too well and his film career failed to take off. Not letting failure discourage him from acting, he went for another audition, and managed to get a starring role in School Ties (1992). Up next for Matt was a role as a soldier who had problems with drug-addiction in the movie, Courage Under Fire (1996). Matt had, in fact, lost forty pounds for his role which resulted in health problems. The following year, he garnered accolades for Good Will Hunting (1997), a screenplay he had originally written for an English class at Harvard University. Good Will Hunting (1997) was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, one of which, Matt won for Best Original Screenplay along with Ben Affleck. In the year 1998, Matt played the title role in Steven Spielberg's film, Saving Private Ryan (1998), which was one of the most acclaimed films in that year. Matt had the opportunity of working with Tom Hanks and Vin Diesel while filming that movie. That same year, he starred as an earnest law student and reformed poker player in Rounders (1998), starring opposite Edward Norton and John Malkovich. The next year, Matt rejoined his childhood friend, Ben Affleck and fellow comedian, Chris Rock, in the comedy Dogma (1999).Towards the end of 1999, Matt played "Tom Ripley", a working-class young man who tastes the good life and will do anything to live it. Both Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow also starred in the movie. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) earned mixed reviews from critics, but even so, Matt earned praise for his performance. Matt lent his voice to the animated movie, Titan A.E. (2000) in the year 2000, which also earned mixed reviews from the public. He also starred in two other movies, All the Pretty Horses (2000) and the golf comedy-drama, The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), starring alongside Will Smith. In the year 2003, he signed on to star in The Informant! (2009) by Steven Soderbergh and the Farrelly Brothers' Stuck on You (2003). He also starred in Gerry (2002), a film he co-wrote with his friends, Gus Van Sant and Casey Affleck. One of Matt's most recognizable work to date is his role in the "Bourne" movie franchise. He plays an amnesiac assassin, "Jason Bourne", in The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Another praised role is that as "Linus Caldwell" in the "Ocean's" movie franchise. He had the opportunity to star opposite George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle in Ocean's Eleven (2001). The successful crime comedy-drama eventually had two other sequels, Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). Among other highly acclaimed movies that Matt managed to be a part of was in Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm (2005), George Clooney's Syriana (2005), Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006) and Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd (2006).In his personal life, Matt is now happily married to Argentine-born Luciana Barroso, whom he met in Miami, where she was working as a bartender. They married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. The couple have four daughters Alexia, Luciana's daughter from a previous relationship, as well as Isabella, Gia and Stella. Matt is a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and he tries to attend their games whenever possible. He has also formed great friendships with his Ocean's co-stars, George Clooney and Brad Pitt, whom he works on charity projects with. He and actor Ben Affleck, together with Ben's wife, Jennifer Garner, are also good family friends and can be often seen going out together with Matt's wife.
Rodney A. GrantBirth date: 9 March 1959, Nebraska, USADescription: Native American actor, Rodney Arnold Grant was born the 9th of March, 1959. After his biological parents abandoned him, his grandparents raised him from 6 months of age, up until 1982. Rodney has five adult children: three daughters from his ex-wife, all of which were raised by their mother, and two sons from previous relationships. He is now married to Lee-Anne. Over time, Rodney initially has performed in major motion pictures, as well as television appearances. One in particular CBS's Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997), opposite Janine Turner and Michael Greyeyes. On the big screen, Rodney is extensively known for his portrayal of "Wind in His Hair" in Dances with Wolves (1990). Inasmuch as Rodney has proven to be eclectic in his acting ability, he can "play the part" in other genus as well.Rodney has other multitudinous ways in which he contributes to those in "need" -- especially the Native American Youth. For example, The Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne country, South Dakota, where he is on the Board of Directors. At the present time, Rodney has taken an interim from acting to bestow his time to family, charities, and independent film making.
Kevin TigheBirth date: 13 August 1944, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: This beefy, genial-looking character actor was born Jon Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles. Performing as a child from age 10, Tighe initially attended Pasadena City College. He later obtained a Master's Degree in Theater, then taught drama at USC. Living Bohemian-style out of a suitcase after he decided to pursue acting professionally, he was in the United Kingdom trying to obtain work at various prestigious theater companies when producer Jack Webb acquired his services for the Emergency! (1972) medical series alongside Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup and Randolph Mantooth.Tighe gained TV stardom as paramedic Roy DeSoto and the series lasted six years. Along with that came a spin-off animated series and some follow-up TV-movies. He returned to acting study in order to refresh his skills during the slow "post-Emergency" period and managed to work with such inspiring notables as Stella Adler. His perseverance paid off with a steady stream of gray-haired character roles starting in the 80s -- predominantly in rugged fare. Although he made his Broadway debut with "Open Admissions" in 1984, the show folded after only a couple of weeks. On film, however, Kevin did quite well by appearing in such high-profile movies as Matewan (1987), where he first played a "bad guy," Eight Men Out (1988), Road House (1989), Another 48 Hrs. (1990), City of Hope (1991), Newsies (1992), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Jade (1995) and Mumford (1999).On TV he has had a number of prime support rules over the years playing everything from Thomas Jefferson and William Randolph Hearst to the Kansas patriarch who was senselessly slaughtered along with his family by the "In Cold Blood" killers. Known for his serious-minded roles, Kevin has tackled a number of generals, attorneys, governors, doctors, coaches, even psychics during his long career. He won the Canadian "Genie" Award for his supporting role in I Love a Man in Uniform (1993). His only child, Jennifer Tighe, is also an actress.
Steve ReevisBirth date: 14 August 1962, Montana, USADescription: Steve was born and raised on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana. Son of Curley and Lila Reevis, he is the 4th of 6 siblings. He graduated from Flandreau High School and attended Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas where he received a degree in arts. After junior college, he left the reservation in Montana to try to begin an acting career in Los Angeles. He lived on the beach in his car, a 1971 Ford Torino, for many months before he began to have a more steady income. He and his wife Macile, an artist and clothing designer, have three children.In 1996 Steve received an award from First Americans in the Arts (FAITA) for his supporting roles in both the critically acclaimed movie Fargo and in the made for television movie Crazy Horse. In 2004 he repeated this honor for his work on the ABC series Line of Fire.
Carlos PalominoBirth date: 10 August 1949, San Luis Potosi, MexicoDescription: Carlos Palomino was born on August 10, 1949 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He is an actor and producer, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Timebomb (1991) and Fists of Steel (1991).
Victor AaronBirth date: 11 September 1956, Odessa, Texas, USADescription: Victor Aaron was born on September 11, 1956 in Odessa, Texas, USA as Victor Aaron Ramirez. He was an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Bulletproof (1996) and The Sunchaser (1996). He was married to Eduvina Matta. He died on September 4, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Stuart Proud Eagle GrantBirth date: 26 January 1946, McCook, Nebraska, USADescription: Stuart Proud Eagle Grant was born on January 26, 1946 in McCook, Nebraska, USA. He is an actor, known for Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and Switchback (1997).
Stephen McHattieBirth date: 3 February 1947, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CanadaDescription: Stephen McHattie was born on February 3, 1947 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada as Stephen McHattie Smith. He is an actor and director, known for 300 (2006), Watchmen (2009) and The Fountain (2006). He is married to Lisa Houle. They have three children. He was previously married to Meg Foster.
John FinnBirth date: 30 September 1952, New York City, New York, USADescription: John Finn was born on September 30, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as John Joseph Finn. He is an actor and director, known for Cold Case (2003), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Glory (1989).
Lee de BrouxBirth date: 7 May 1941, La Mesa, California, USADescription: Lee de Broux was born on May 7, 1941 in La Mesa, California, USA as Leon Jay DeBroux. He is an actor, known for RoboCop (1987), Chinatown (1974) and Norma Rae (1979).
Rino ThunderBirth date: 29 October 1935, Saguache, Colorado, USADescription: Rino Thunder was born on October 29, 1935 in Saguache, Colorado, USA as Manuel Seferno Candalaria. He was an actor, known for Hot Shots! (1991), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and Beyond the Law (1993). He died on September 27, 2003 in New York, New York, USA.
Hoke HowellBirth date: 27 August 1929, Sumner, Georgia, USADescription: A consummate character actor whose deep Southern drawl (courtesy of a Georgia birth and South Carolina upbringing) made him a highly sought-after personality. Howell began his career on Broadway in "Make A Million." Hollywood took note of his accent and tried to make the best use of it, from a minor role in Splendor in the Grass (1961) to the Preacher in Grand Theft Auto.Equally at home on the small screen, Howell was a familiar face on television throughout the 1970's and 80's. A few of his guest spots included The Andy Griffith Show, Green Acres, Here Come the Brides, Columbo, JAG, The Fall Guy, Hunter, Webster, Happy Days and Scarecrow & Mrs. King.His career followed in the vein of other famous character actors like John Carradine, Harry Dean Stanton, Pat Hingle and Woody Strode (his co-star in Kingdom of the Spiders). No matter the movie, Howell acted as if it was a plum role. From big-budget films like Far And Away and Geronimo: An American Legend to cult classics (Humanoids From the Deep, Kingdom of the Spiders) to low-budget flicks (Star Hunter, Alien Species), Howell made himself at home. Even the exploitation industry found its uses for Howell, giving some respectability to titles like Slaughter's Big Rip-Off, Bikini Drive-In, Vice Girls and Bikini Hoe-Down.Though known mostly for his acting skills, Howell did try his hand at the other side of the camera. He wrote screenplays for Click: The Calendar Girl Killer, One Block Away and B.O.R.N. and also three episodes of "The Rookies." He was also an associate producer for B.O.R.N.
Richard Martin Jr.Birth date: 27 August 1929, Sumner, Georgia, USADescription: Richard Martin Jr. is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998).
J. YoungBirth date: 27 August 1929, Sumner, Georgia, USADescription: J. Young is a director and actor, known for Clockwork Intimacy (2010) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Raliegh WilsonBirth date: 29 November 1953, Montana, USADescription: For over 40 years Raliegh Wilson has entertained audiences on and off the screen. A Rodeo Rider, Marlboro Man, to today's Action Film maker, He has performed and thrilled the crowds of thousands around the World. A Rodeo Cowboy since 1968, Raliegh won Many awards around the World, 1979 Montana Championship, 1979 National Finals Rodeo, 1980 California Championship 1980. 1981 World Cup Rodeo in Australia, committing to rodeo until 1995 then retiring after winning The Senior Pro National Championship. During that time He was hired by Leo Burnett Ad agency to do print work as "The Marlboro Man" Began acting, modeling and performing light stunts in 1983 after appearing in several commercials and television productions. (Lee Jeans, Eveready Battery, Pontiac and Miller Beer). He solidified his role in the World of Stunts in 1998 when he founded Stunt Grunts Inc., a select group of Stunt performers dedicated to bringing scripts to life, Coordinating and supplying Stunt EFX equipment to major film productions. In early 2002, Wilson opened Rollywood Studios in Simi Valley, California, a 4,000 square foot Green Screen facility and production company, which immediately opened its doors to independent film productions, Raliegh Wilson is most recently involved with developing his own projects to Direct. His film credits include such films as The Titanic, The Mummy, The Thin Red Line, Troy and The War of the Worlds.
Jackie Old CoyoteBirth date: 29 November 1953, Montana, USADescription: Jackie Old Coyote is known for her work on The Last Samurai (2003), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and War Party (1988).
Monty BassBirth date: 29 November 1953, Montana, USADescription: Monty Bass is known for his work on The Last of the Mohicans (1992), About Schmidt (2002) and Las Vegas (2003).
Pato HoffmannBirth date: 23 August 1956, La Paz, BoliviaDescription: Pato Hoffmann, the 1999 Indian Celebrity of the Year, was born in Bolivia to Andes Indian parents with Spanish and German blood. He was in San Francisco, taking kung fu and acting classes, after the success of Dances with Wolves (1990). Agents were looking for Native American talent and signed him up. He is currently onstage in L.A. in "Day of the Dead", a comedy. When not acting, he lectures on Native American concerns. Source: Walter Scott's Personality Parade-Parade Magazine-Sunday, 05/14/00.
Scott CrabbeBirth date: 29 December 1965, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Scott Crabbe was born on December 29, 1965 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Green Mile (1999), Iron Man (2008) and Face/Off (1997).
Patricia PretzingerBirth date: 29 December 1965, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Patricia Pretzinger is known for her work on Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and Wild Bill (1995).
Roger CallardBirth date: 29 December 1965, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Roger Callard is an actor and producer, known for Foxcatcher (2014), Red Heat (1988) and Twins (1988).
Juddson Keith LinnBirth date: 29 December 1965, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Juddson Linn was born in Norman, Oklahoma and moved to Los Angeles over a decade ago to get involved in stunt work. Since then he has appeared in several feature films and television shows as an actor and stuntman. Linn has been a recipient and presenter for the First Americans in the Arts Awards, a non-profit organization that recognizes Native Americans in the entertainment business. Linn has worked with Hollywood's top stunt coordinators, and is best known for his exceptional horse riding skills and stunts.
Mark Boone JuniorBirth date: 17 March 1955, Cincinnati, Ohio, USADescription: Mark Boone Junior was born on March 17, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Mark Heidrich. He is an actor and producer, known for Memento (2000), Batman Begins (2005) and Sons of Anarchy (2008).
M.C. GaineyBirth date: 18 January 1948, Jackson, Mississippi, USADescription: M.C. Gainey was born on January 18, 1948 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Mike Connor Gainey. He is an actor, known for Tangled (2010), Django Unchained (2012) and Beerfest (2006). He has been married to Kim since May 2, 2002.
Michael RuudBirth date: 18 January 1948, Jackson, Mississippi, USADescription: Michael Ruud was born on October 7, 1944 in Afton, Wyoming to Gladys Haderlie Ruud and Jack Taylor Ruud. He resided in Thayne with his mother and two older brothers Jack and Tomm until he was seven years old. This was when Gladys met and married Lyle Papworth and the new family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where Lyle worked. Ruud went to school in Salt Lake City for five years until the family returned to reside in Afton. Michael's passion for the theater work was born while attending Star Valley High School. After high school he pursued a masters degree of fine arts from the University of Utah. He was an officer and founding member of the first branch of the Screen Actors Guild in Utah. He was a Vietnam veteran who served from 1967-1969, was honorably discharged and decorated as a sergeant in the US Army. Michael was very active in the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. During his career, Ruud acted in over seventy films and numerous stage plays at the University of Utah Pioneer Memorial Theatre. One of his notable television appearances was in the television film "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" starring Jeff Goldblum as Ichabod Crane. Ruud's character, Winthrop Palmer was not an original character from Washington Irving's Halloween-themed novel. He passed away on September 27 1999 from a massive stroke in Murray, Utah. His memorial service was held October 2, 1999 at the American Legion Post #112 in Murray Utah.
Michael MinjarezBirth date: 18 January 1948, Jackson, Mississippi, USADescription: Michael Minjarez is known for his work on Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and Native Wisdom (2002).
Burnette BennettBirth date: 18 January 1948, Jackson, Mississippi, USADescription: Burnette Bennett is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Davina SmithBirth date: 7 September 1974Description: Davina Smith was born on September 7, 1974. She is an actress, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and Joy (2000).
Jonathan WardBirth date: 24 February 1970, Elkridge, Maryland, USADescription: Jonathan Ward was born on February 24, 1970 in Elkridge, Maryland, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), Mac and Me (1988) and Steel Magnolias (1989). He is married to Jamie. They have two children.
Luis ContrerasBirth date: 18 September 1950, Kern, California, USADescription: The son of actor Roberto Contreras, character actor Luis Contreras was born on September 18, 1950. Lean and wiry, often sporting a mass of curly hair and drooping mustache, with his piercing dark eyes and angular face Contreras ranged between portraying various criminals and police officers. Contreras made his film debut as a Federale in Steven Spielberg's wonderful science fiction classic "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." He also popped up as a zoot suiter in Spielberg's hilarious all-star comedy "1941." Contreras frequently acted in movies for director Walter Hill: "The Long Riders," "48 HRS.,""Extreme Prejudice," "Red Heat," "Geronimo: An American Legend," and "Last Man Standing." Contreras was especially memorable as a grocery store security guard in the cult classic sci-fi black comedy "Repo Man," the vicious ringleader of a gang of cocaine cowboys in "Stand Alone," a hostile eye-patched biker in the delightfully madcap "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," and a deranged homeless man who terrorizes a trio of teenage girls in the "A Night on the Town" episode of the hugely enjoyable horror anthology "After Midnight." Contreras also did guest appearances on the TV shows "CHiPs," "Quincy M.E.," "T.J. Hooker," "Knight Rider," "Riptide," "Hill Street Blues," "Simon & Simon," "Night Court," "Hunter," "Matlock," and "Carnivale", regularly working through the 1970s and 1980s. Luis Contreras died of cancer at the tragically young age of 53 on June 20, 2004.
Jaquelin LeeBirth date: 18 September 1950, Kern, California, USADescription: Jaquelin Lee is an actress, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Jim ManygoatsBirth date: 18 September 1950, Kern, California, USADescription: Jim Manygoats is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Scott WilsonBirth date: 29 March 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for the past five decades. The Georgia-born native (Atlanta born and raised) was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern Tech University to study architecture. Instead, Wilson hitchhiked to Los Angeles on a whim and hooked up one day with an actor he met in a bar who took him to one of his auditions. Allowed to audition himself by chance, Wilson lost the part but was absolutely hooked. Working an assortment of menial jobs, he studied for nearly five years while gaining experience in such local theater productions as "The Importance of Being Earnest."Scott's fledgling career took off big time after being discovered by director Norman Jewison who cast him as a murder suspect in In the Heat of the Night (1967) starring Sidney Poitier and "Best Actor" Oscar winner Rod Steiger. If that weren't a sufficient beginning, Wilson immediately followed this with the co-lead role of murderer Richard Hickok in the stark and disturbing In Cold Blood (1967), a superlative adaptation of Truman Capote best-selling docu-novel. It didn't hurt that Scott himself had a startling resemblance to the real-life killer. Partnering up with Robert Blake as two ex-cons who are eventually executed for the senseless, brutal slaughter of an entire Kansas farm family, the critically acclaimed film put both men squarely on the movie map.Although a serious contender, out-and-out stardom did not come about for the quietly handsome, slightly forlorn-looking actor. Major roles in major pictures, however, did. Among Scott's early film work were Castle Keep (1969) and The Gypsy Moths (1969), both starring Burt Lancaster; The Grissom Gang (1971); Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973) (again with Steiger); The New Centurions (1972); The Great Gatsby (1974), in which he earned raves as the garage owner who shoots Robert Redford's title character to death in Gatsby's backyard swimming pool; The Ninth Configuration (1980), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination; The Right Stuff (1983); the Venice Film Festival winner Rok spokojnego slonca (1984) [A Year of the Quiet Sun]; Malone (1987) and Johnny Handsome (1989). TV also showed off Scott's dark, controlled intensity and wide range in later years, appearing in guest spots on such popular dramas as "The X-Files" and "The Twilight Zone," and in a recurring role as Marg Helgenberger's unscrupulous mobster father in "CSI." In minimovies Scott played everything from Elvis's father in Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story (1993) to a Wyoming governor in The Jack Bull (1999).Hardly one of Hollywood's flashiest good ol' boys, the taciturn, unassuming actor has preferred to remain discrete and let his performances do the talking. His output has been minimal compared with other character stars, but he has remained in the quality ranks nevertheless, mixing his standard penchant for darker movies with such family-oriented films as Shiloh (1996) and its 2006 sequel.Supporting the newer "young guns" these days, he appeared with Vince Vaughn in Clay Pigeons (1998) and Ryan Phillippe in The Way of the Gun (2000), and ended up one of serial killer Charlize Theron's victims in Monster (2003). Other strong showings on the big screen have included a lead part as a rockabilly star in Don't Let Go (2002) and his down-home patriarch in the superb ensemble art film Junebug (2005), a breakout hit with Academy voters. More recently, Scott has gained a following sporting a full grey beard and ponytailed as grizzled farm owner Hershel Greene in the cable series The Walking Dead: Webisodes (2011).Wilson resides in Los Angeles along with his wife of nearly four decades, Heavenly, an attorney and accomplished artist and writer.
Eva LarsonBirth date: 29 March 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Eva Larson is an actress, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and North (1994).
Greg GoossenBirth date: 14 December 1945, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Greg Goossen was born on December 14, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gregory Bryant Goossen. He is known for his work on The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Unforgiven (1992) and Waterworld (1995). He died on February 26, 2011 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles.
Sonny SkyhawkBirth date: 14 December 1945, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Sonny Skyhawk is an actor and producer, known for Young Guns II (1990), Nightbeasts (2010) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Michael AdamsBirth date: 22 March 1950, New Mexico, USADescription: Michael Adams was born on March 22, 1950 in New Mexico, USA. He is known for his work on Catch Me If You Can (2002), Magnolia (1999) and 50 First Dates (2004). He died on April 18, 2010 in Newhall, California, USA.
Walter RoblesBirth date: 8 April 1938, New York City, New York, USADescription: Walter Robles was born on April 8, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Total Recall (1990) and Wild Wild West (1999).
Anthony G. SchmidtBirth date: 8 April 1938, New York City, New York, USADescription: Anthony G. Schmidt is known for his work on Wild Hogs (2007), Ride Along 2 (2016) and Furious Seven (2015).
Jim BeaverBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Jim Beaver is an American character actor, best known for his leading roles on the TV series Deadwood (2004) and Supernatural (2005). Born in Laramie, Wyoming a minister's son, he was raised in and around Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Following high school and a year of college, he joined the Marines and served as a radioman with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam. He attended Oklahoma Christian College (now Oklahoma Christian University), Edmond, OK, where he first became interested in acting as a career. After one year, he transferred to Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma), Edmond, OK, and while a student made his professional debut in a production of "Rain" at the Oklahoma Theatre Center in 1972. He obtained a degree in theatre and returned to the Dallas area where he worked for five seasons with the Dallas Shakespeare Festival. He had written several plays in college and afterward (as well as a biography of actor John Garfield), and in 1979 he was commissioned for the first of three plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He also began to make appearances in bit roles in films and television shows shot in the Dallas area, including Semi-Tough (1977) and Dallas (1978). Moving to New York in 1979, he worked in stock and in dinner theatre tours, and also maintained a side career as a critic, columnist, and feature writer for Films in Review, the magazine of the National Board of Review. An assignment for an article on TV Superman George Reeves led him to Los Angeles. During his research there, his play "Verdigris" was produced to solid reviews at Theatre West in Hollywood, and he was signed as a writer by Sam Adams, partner in the prestigious Triad Artists agency. He began a successful period as a television writer, penning episodes for shows such as Vietnam War Story (1987), Tour of Duty (1987), and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985), and was nominated for a CableAce Award for an episode of the latter. He had continued to act on stage and in small film and TV roles, and in 1988 he landed a substantial supporting role as Bruce Willis's best friend, an alcoholic Vietnam veteran, in Norman Jewison's production In Country (1989). He gave up television writing and concentrated on acting. Slowly his roles grew larger (and more varied). He was Mark Harmon's chain-smoking detective partner Earl Gaddis on Reasonable Doubts (1991) and Edward Asner's dim-witted mechanic assistant Leland on Thunder Alley (1994). He was frequently cast in Westerns (Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Bad Girls (1994), among many others) or as detectives, sheriffs, or police officers (Sister Act (1992), Sliver (1993), Joy Ride (2001)). After two seasons on 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) as French Stewart's sullen bar-owner boss Happy Doug, Beaver landed his most prominent and critically acclaimed role, that of Ellsworth, the gruff but decent and beloved prospector in the landmark Western series Deadwood (2004). Nominated along with other cast members for a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award, he found his career in high gear following that series. From it he moved to the popular father-figure role of demon hunter Bobby Singer on Supernatural (2005), a part that brought him a worldwide fan base and a secondary career making personal appearances. He was married to and had a daughter with Cecily Adams, the actress-casting director daughter of Get Smart (1965)'s Don Adams. Following her death from lung cancer in 2004, he wrote a best-selling memoir, "Life's That Way." He has continued to write plays and, between acting jobs, to work on the George Reeves project, now planned as a book. He served as biographical consultant on Reeves for the semi-biopic Hollywoodland (2006).
Buzz AugareBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Buzz Augare is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Arland F. BenBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Arland F. Ben is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Virgil Joe BenBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Virgil Joe Ben is known for his work on The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Billy BrownBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Billy Brown is an actor, known for How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Star Trek (2009) and Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004).
Clifford BrownBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Clifford Brown is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Jimmy BrownfeatherBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Jimmy Brownfeather is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
James BurgdorfBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: James Burgdorf is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993).
Michael CaseBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Michael Case is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
R.B. DunnBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: R.B. Dunn is known for his work on Thunderheart (1992), Blind Justice (1994) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Jefferson GatewoodBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Jefferson Gatewood is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Frank GobertBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Frank Gobert is known for his work on Buffalo Soldiers (1997), Crazy Horse (1996) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Anderson HarveyBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Anderson Harvey is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Steven HolidayBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Steven Holiday is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Craig IronpipeBirth date: 12 August 1950, Laramie, Wyoming, USADescription: Craig Ironpipe is known for his work on Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Blood Trail (2005) and War Party (1988).
George LeeBirth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: George Lee was born on March 12, 1939 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as George Lee Bowermaster. He was an actor, known for The Ultimate Gift (2006), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) and Patch Adams (1998). He died on September 29, 2006 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Aarie E. MadplumeBirth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: Aarie E. Madplume is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and Blood Trail (2005).
Harrison NezBirth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: Harrison Nez is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Henry Nez Jr.Birth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: Henry Nez Jr. is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Peter P. OliverBirth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: Peter P. Oliver is an actor, known for Conagher (1991) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Leo J. SaggboyBirth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: Leo J. Saggboy is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Donahue TomBirth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: Donahue Tom is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Robert WhippleBirth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: Robert Whipple is known for his work on Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and Dead Man's Walk (1996).
Larry White Jr.Birth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: Larry White Jr. is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Kurt Hamilton CoxBirth date: 12 March 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia, USADescription: Kurt Hamilton Cox is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Cary A. DavissonBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Cary A. Davisson was born on March 14, 1970 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Barry EdwardBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Barry Edward is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Robert EricksonBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Robert Erickson is an actor and director, known for Mississippi Burning (1988), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and JFK: The Ruby Connection (2009).
Mark B. FarrisBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Mark B. Farris is known for his work on The Patriot (2000), Ride with the Devil (1999) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Chuck FitzpatrickBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Chuck Fitzpatrick is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Glen GambleBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Glen Gamble is known for his work on Waterworld (1995), Rambo III (1988) and Far and Away (1992).
Eric W. GlatthaarBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Eric W. Glatthaar is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
William C. HonohanBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: William C. Honohan is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Armond JonesBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Armond Jones is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Francisco Cruz LópezBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Francisco Cruz López is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Kevin McNivenBirth date: 14 March 1970, Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADescription: Kevin McNiven is known for his work on The Patriot (2000), Bone Tomahawk (2015) and Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012).
Mark MyersBirth date: 7 April 1968, Tacoma, Washington, USADescription: Mark Myers was born on April 7, 1968 in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Experimenter (2015), Manson Family Vacation (2015) and The Deep End (2016).
Gary L. NorwoodBirth date: 7 April 1968, Tacoma, Washington, USADescription: Gary L. Norwood is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Richard Jay ReedBirth date: 7 April 1968, Tacoma, Washington, USADescription: Richard Jay Reed is known for his work on Ride with the Devil (1999) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Sam ReedBirth date: 7 April 1968, Tacoma, Washington, USADescription: Sam Reed is an actor, known for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and You Can't Stop the Murders (2003).
Lonnie RodriguezBirth date: 7 April 1968, Tacoma, Washington, USADescription: Lonnie Rodriguez is known for his work on All the Pretty Horses (2000), The Alamo (2004) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Stanley SchultzBirth date: 7 April 1968, Tacoma, Washington, USADescription: Stanley Schultz is known for his work on Rough Riders (1997), Buffalo Soldiers (1997) and Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).
Michael SteinBirth date: 6 January 1967, Encino, California, USADescription: Michael Stein was born on January 6, 1967 in Encino, California, USA as Michael Andrew Stein. He is an actor and director, known for Boogie Nights (1997), La La Land (2016) and Love Hollywood Style (2006).
Directors of "Geronimo: An American Legend"
Walter HillBirth date: 10 January 1940, Long Beach, California, USADescription: Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and constructi...
Creators of "Geronimo: An American Legend"
John MiliusBirth date: 11 April 1944, St. Louis, Missouri, USADescription: John Milius is a screenwriter and director who came to prominence in the 1970s, when he was associated with Francis Ford Coppola and the pre-Star W...