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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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Demanded to be paid paid 800,000 South African rand in advance before repeating his role in The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989). He insisted the money was needed for a cinder-block house with electricity and a water pump for him, his three wives, and their children. See more »

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