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David Gulpilil

David Gulpilil was born on July 1, 1953 in Maningrida, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia as David Gulparil Gulpilil. He is an actor and writer, known for Crocodile Dundee (1986), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) and The Tracker (2002). He has been married to Miriam Ashley since 2004. He was previously married to Robyn Djunginy and Diane Murray. See full bio »
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 2013 Charlie's Country
 2012 Satellite Boy
 2007 Crocodile Dreaming (Short)
 2006 Ten Canoes
The Storyteller (as David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu)
 2005 The Proposition
 2002 Mimi (Short)
 2002 The Tracker
The Tracker
 2001 Serenades
 2000 Der Paradiesvogel (TV Movie)
 2000 BeastMaster (TV Series)
- Valhalla (2000) ... Shaman
 1996 Dead Heart
Second Man in Desert
 1995 Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (TV Series)
- The Savage Land (1995) ... Manulpuy
 1989 Naked Under Capricorn (TV Movie)
 1987 Dark Age
 1983 The Right Stuff
 1980 Young Ramsay (TV Series)
- Dreamtime (1980) ... Aborigine
 1980 The Timeless Land (TV Mini-Series)
 1979 Skyways (TV Series)
- Koiranah (1979) ... Koiranah
 1977 The Last Wave
Chris Lee (as Gulpilil)
 1977 The Outsiders (TV Series)
Billy Potter
- Sophie's Mob (1977) ... Billy Potter
 1976 Storm Boy
Fingerbone (as Gulpilil)
 1976 Mad Dog Morgan
 1976 Luke's Kingdom (TV Series)
Aborigine Boy
- The Dam and the Damned (1976) ... Aborigine Boy
 1976 Rush (TV Series)
- The Kadaitcha Man (1976) ... Satchel
 1974 Homicide (TV Series)
Gary Willis
- Slow Fuse (1974) ... Gary Willis
 1972-1973 Boney (TV Series)
Balinga / Dancer / Tonto / ...
- Boney and the Burial Tree (1973) ... Balinga
- Boney Buys a Woman (1972) ... Dancer
- Boney and the Black Virgin (1972) ... Tonto
- Boney and the Payback Killer (1972) ... David Ooldea
 1971 Walkabout
Black Boy (as David Gumpilil)
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Alternate Names:

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu | Gulpilil | David Gumpilil


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to service to Australian society through dance and acting. See more »

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