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Russell Means (1939–2012)

Russell Means was born an Oglala/Lakota Sioux Indian. He was the first national director of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in which role he became prominent during the 1973 standoff with the U.S. government at Wounded Knee. In 1987, he joined the U.S. Libertarian Party and announced his candidacy for the party's presidential nomination. (He ... See full bio »

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 2014 Days and Nights
Big Jim
 2012 Tiger Eyes
Willie Ortiz
 2010 The Sasquatch and the Girl (Short)
 2008 Rez Bomb
 2008 Turok: Son of Stone (Video)
Shaman / Chief Sentry (voice)
 2007/V Intervention
 2007 Unearthed
 2005 Looks Twice (Short)
 2004 Black Cloud
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Wandering Bear
- Wandering Bear (2004) ... Wandering Bear
 2001 Cowboy Up
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
James Saginaw
- Americans (2001) ... James Saginaw
 2000 Wind River
 1998 A League of Old Men
 1998 Black Cat Run (TV Movie)
Ten Reed
 1998 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Dexter Birdsong
- Lady Killer (1998) ... Dexter Birdsong
- Downtime (1998) ... Dexter Birdsong
 1997 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Joseph Grayhawk
- And How! (1997) ... Joseph Grayhawk
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- Role with It (1997) ... (voice)
 1997 Profiler (TV Series)
Uncle Joe
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1997) ... Uncle Joe
 1996 The Pathfinder (TV Movie)
 1996 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Luther Iron Shirt
- Plague (1996) ... Luther Iron Shirt
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- Written in Dust (1996) ... Edison
 1995 Pocahontas
Powhatan (voice)
 1995 Buffalo Girls (TV Movie)
Sitting Bull
 1994 Under a Killing Moon (Video Game)
The Chameleon
 1994 Wagons East
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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Hollywood hasn't changed. It is the most racist, anti-Indian institution in the world. See more »


Previous occupations include assistant golf pro, ballroom dance instructor, computer programmer, systems management director, and accountant. See more »

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TREATY PRODUCTIONS..... tall_machiatto
Is Means in a movie about dogs in Antarctic? connie_arnold
See Russell in Intervention at mary-180
I met him donnajunne
Rest in peace! jcsscorpio
Rest in Peace, Chingachgook! suusuu
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