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N!xau (1944–2003)

N!xau, a San from the Kalahari Desert, was discovered by director Jamie Uys and cast in the lead role in the 1980 movie The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980). He received only a few hundred dollars for his work in that film, but was astute enough to negotiate for over half a million for his appearance in the sequel, The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989). He ... See full bio »

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(age 58) in Tsumkwe, Namibia

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 2004 Journey to Nyae Nyae (Video documentary short)
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 1996 Sekai ururun taizaiki (TV Series)
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 1993 In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid (Documentary)
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 2004 Buster Reynolds Remembers Jamie Uys (Video documentary short)
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G/qa'o /'Hana | Gaco C'oma | G!kau | Gcau | Nixau
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At first not knowing the value of paper money, N!xau let his first wages, $300, blow away. However, by the time of The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989) he had learned the value of money, demanding several hundred thousand dollars before agreeing to be recast in the film. See more »

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