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August Schellenberg is a Actor Canadien born on 25 july 1936 at Montreal (Canada)

August Schellenberg

August Schellenberg
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Nationality Canada
Birth 25 july 1936 at Montreal (Canada)
Death 15 august 2013 (at 77 years) at Dallas (USA)

August Schellenberg, né le 25 juillet 1936 à Montréal et mort le 15 août 2013 à Dallas, est un acteur de cinéma et de théâtre canadien. Connu pour avoir interprété de nombreux rôles d'Amérindiens sur le grand écran et à la télévision, il est notamment célèbre pour son rôle de Sitting Bull dans le téléfilm historique Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee qui lui a valu un Emmy Award en 2007. Son visage est aussi connu comme celui de Randolph Johnson, qu'il interprète dans les trois volets de la saga Sauvez Willy.

Biography

Il naît à Montréal d'un père suisse et d'une mère anglaise et mohawk.

Sa vocation d'acteur débute en 1966, lorsqu'après avoir envisagé une carrière de boxeur, il obtient un diplôme de l'École nationale de théâtre du Canada. Il décroche son premier rôle sur le grand écran en 1971 dans Rip-Off. Les années 1970 comptent plusieurs apparitions sur le petit écran comme dans les séries Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir et Homecoming. En 1983, il joue dans Le Ruffian de José Giovanni, avec Lino Ventura, Claudia Cardinale et Bernard Giraudeau. La décennie 1980-1990 le voit obtenir de petits rôles, souvent le temps d'un épisode, dans des séries télévisées comme Philip Marlowe, détective privé, Paul et les jumeaux et Supercopter.

Dans les années 1990, son interprétation de Randolph Johnson, employé d'un parc aquatique, dans les trois films de la série Sauvez Willy, où il prête main-forte au jeune Jesse pour sauver l'orque Willy de la malveillance des propriétaires du parc et plus tard, de chasseurs de baleines, lui permet de toucher un large public populaire.

Ses origines amérindiennes l'amèneront à interpréter de nombreux rôles d'indiens au cinéma. En 2005, il incarne le chef de tribu Powhatan dans le film Le Nouveau Monde, réalisé par Terrence Malick et traitant du mythe de Pocahontas. En 2007, il reçoit un Emmy Award pour le meilleur acteur secondaire du téléfilm Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, un documentaire historique consacré au Massacre de Wounded Knee, perpétré en 1890 par le 7e régiment de cavalerie des États-Unis et ayant entraîné la mort de plus de 300 indiens de la tribu Lakota Miniconjous. Il y incarne le rôle du chef indien Sitting Bull, qu'il avait déjà interprété en 1973 dans Witness To Yesterday, série historico-dramatique, puis dans Crazy Horse, en 1996. Il joue aussi le rôle de Chomina, chef visionnaire des Algonquins, dans Robe noire de Bruce Beresford en 1991.

Au théâtre, il se produit pour la première fois au Centre national des Arts à Ottawa en 1969 dans The Ecstacy of Rita Joe. En 2012, il tient le rôle du Roi Lear, protagoniste de la célèbre tragédie de William Shakespeare, adaptation libre et production entièrement autochtone de Peter Hinton, un projet qu'August rêvait de mener à terme depuis l'enfance.

La fin de sa carrière est ponctuée de quelques nouvelles apparitions dans des séries télévisées comme Grey's Anatomy en 2008, Saving Grace en 2010 et Stargate Universe en 2011.

August Schellenberg est aussi connu pour avoir conduit plusieurs séminaires au Centre for Indigenous Theatre à Toronto, destiné à l'étude de l'art amérindien à travers le théâtre.

Après un long combat contre un cancer du poumon, August Schellenberg s'éteint à Dallas le 15 août 2013, à l'âge de 77 ans. Marié à l'actrice Joan Karasevich, il était père de trois filles.

Best films

Free Willy (1993)
(Actor)
The New World (2006)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of August Schellenberg (11 films)

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Actor

Missionary Man, 1h33
Directed by Dolph Lundgren
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Motocyclette, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Dolph Lundgren, August Schellenberg, Chelsea Ricketts, John Enos III, Jonny Cruz, August Schellenberg
Roles Le cerf blanc
Rating52% 2.605162.605162.605162.605162.60516
A lone stranger named Ryder (Dolph Lundgren) comes into a small Texas town on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle for the funeral of his good friend J.J., a local Native American carpenter. Ryder spends his time in town reading the Bible while drinking straight tequila sans salt and lime. Ryder talks to J.J.'s sister Nancy (Kateri Walker) who says that J.J. drowned in a river, but J.J.'s teenage son Junior (John D. Montoya) doesn't believe that. Local businessman John Reno (Matthew Tompkins) introduces himself to Ryder and tells Murphy (Charles Solomon Jr.), one of his employees, to keep an eye on Ryder. Sheriff Acoma (James Chalke), who seems to be alcoholic, tells Ryder that now that J.J.'s funeral is over, Ryder should leave town.
The New World, 2h52
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Actors Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, Ben Chaplin, August Schellenberg
Roles Powhatan
Rating66% 3.3491953.3491953.3491953.3491953.349195
In 1607, Pocahontas, the spirited and adventurous twelve-year-old daughter of Chief Powhatan, and others from her tribe witness the arrival of three ships sent by English royal charter to found a colony in the New World. Aboard one of the ships is Captain John Smith, below decks, in chains. While initially sentenced to death by hanging for his mutinous remarks, once ashore, Smith is pardoned by Captain Christopher Newport, the leader of the expedition.
Eight Below, 2h
Directed by Frank Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, August Schellenberg, August Schellenberg
Roles Mindo
Rating72% 3.646273.646273.646273.646273.64627
In 1993, Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker) is a guide at an Antarctica research base under contract with the National Science Foundation. UCLA professor, Dr. Davis McClaren (Bruce Greenwood), arrives at the base. He presses Shepard to take him to Mount Melbourne to attempt to find a rare meteorite from the planet Mercury. Shepard does so, ignoring his own intuition, which tells him it is too late in the season to complete such a treacherous route, and decides that the only way to get to Mount Melbourne is by dog sled.
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, 1h41
Directed by S. S. Wilson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Horror, Western
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Comedy science fiction films, Giant monster films, Comedy horror films
Actors Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago, August Schellenberg, J. E. Freeman, August Schellenberg
Roles Tecopa
Rating52% 2.649912.649912.649912.649912.64991
In 1889, the site that would become Perfection Valley is home to the town of Rejection Valley. The inhabitants are completely dependent on the income from a nearby silver mine, when a hot spring causes Graboid eggs to hatch, resulting in the death of 17 miners. The mine's owner is Hiram Gummer, great-grandfather of Burt Gummer (Michael Gross). Hiram is a direct opposite of his descendant: he is a cold, lofty, well-mannered businessman with no experience in weapons or in any physical activity whatsoever (except bicycle riding, which quickly proves useless on the harsh terrain). He arrives in town to fix the problem, but finds he is in way over his head dealing with the larvae-like Graboids, which the town has dubbed "Dirt Dragons", when they attack his camp one night. One of his companions, Juan, kills one with a pick-axe, and the group barely gets away.
Free Willy 3: The Rescue, 1h25
Directed by Sam Pillsbury
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, August Schellenberg, Patrick Kilpatrick, Ian Tracey, Matthew Walker
Roles Randolph Johnson
Rating47% 2.3619452.3619452.3619452.3619452.361945
Jesse is sixteen years old and works as an orca-researcher on a research ship called the Noah alongside his old friend Randolph and moved away from Glen and Annie who were promised by Randolph to keep Jesse out of trouble. They suspect that Willy and his pod are being illegally hunted by whalers posing as commercial fishermen. Aboard just such a ship, the Botany Bay, Max Wesley, who is ten years old, takes his first trip to sea with his father, John, a whaler from a long line of whalers, and learns the true unlawful nature of the family business. During his first hunt, Max is thrown overboard and comes face to face with Willy. From this point on, Max is working against his own father, teaming with Jesse and Randolph to save Willy from becoming $200-per-pound sushi. Jesse introduces Max to Willy properly after learning of Max's experience and how Max likes whales. Jesse goes to his and Randolph's head boss about the threat to the whales, but he refuses to take action until Jesse manages to get proof with help from Max.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, 1h35
Directed by Dwight H. Little
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Jon Tenney, Elizabeth Peña
Roles Randolph Johnson
Rating50% 2.506722.506722.506722.506722.50672
It's been two years since Jesse saved and freed his orca friend, Willy. Jesse, now a teenager, has since been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood. Jesse and his adoptive parents are preparing to go on a family camping trip to the Pacific Northwest. Before they leave town, however, Dwight, Jesse's former social worker, shows up to inform them that Jesse's biological mother, who abandoned him 8 years ago when Jesse was 6, was found in New York City, but has died and left behind her other son, Jesse's 8 year-old half-brother named Elvis (Francis Capra). Elvis is morose, overly talkative, and mischievous, and he is also prone to telling lies and easily gets on Jesse's nerves. He is invited on their trip to San Juan Island so that he and Jesse might get to know one another.
Free Willy
Free Willy (1993)
, 1h52
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Environmental films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Cétacé, Political films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen, August Schellenberg
Roles Randolph Johnson
Rating59% 2.950772.950772.950772.950772.95077
The film begins with a pod of orcas swimming near the coastline of the Pacific Northwest. The pod is tracked down by a large group of whalers, and one of them, Willy (Keiko the orca), is snared in their nets and taken away to a local amusement park.
The Ruffian, 1h50
Directed by José Giovanni
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Actors Lino Ventura, Bernard Giraudeau, Claudia Cardinale, August Schellenberg, Pierre Frag, August Schellenberg
Roles Nelson Harting
Rating62% 3.1005253.1005253.1005253.1005253.100525
Chercheurs d'or au Canada, Aldo et ses compagnons essuient une attaque de bandits le jour de la paie. Seuls, Aldo et deux indiens en sortent vivants et décident de profiter de l'or en retournant à la civilisation. Chemin faisant, Aldo fausse compagnie aux indiens et part en canoe sur une rivière. Son embarcation prise dans les rapides s'écrase au pied d'une cascade avec le chargement d'or, mais Aldo en réchappe in extremis… Il rejoint à Montréal son meilleur ami, Gérard, paraplégique depuis un accident dont Aldo est responsable alors qu'ils étaient tous deux pilotes automobile. Il retrouve également la « Baronne », une ancienne maîtresse qui dirige un bar, et son fidèle employé, le vieux John.
Heavy Metal, 1h30
Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, Gerald Potterton
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Harvey Atkin, Rodger Bumpass, Jackie Burroughs, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy
Roles Taarak
Rating66% 3.347883.347883.347883.347883.34788
The movie's title sequence story (based on the original story by Dan O'Bannon and art by Thomas Warkentin) opens with a space shuttle flying in orbit over Earth. The bay doors (on the belly of the shuttle) open, releasing a 1960 Corvette. An astronaut seated in the Corvette then begins descending through Earth's atmosphere, landing in a desert canyon.
Death Hunt
Death Hunt (1981)
, 1h36
Directed by Peter Hunt, Paul Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers, Ed Lauter
Roles Deak
Rating69% 3.4972953.4972953.4972953.4972953.497295
In the Yukon Territory in 1931, Albert Johnson (Charles Bronson), a solitary American trapper, comes across an organized dog fight. A white German Shepherd is badly injured and Johnson forcibly takes it, paying $200 to its owner, a vicious trapper named Hazel (Ed Lauter).
Power Play
Power Play (1978)
, 1h42
Directed by Martyn Burke
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Peter O'Toole, David Hemmings, Donald Pleasence, Harvey Atkin, Michael Ironside, Dick Cavett
Roles Colonel Minh
Rating60% 3.006093.006093.006093.006093.00609
Un coup d'État éclate pour renverser le régime totalitaire d'un pays mais, cependant, chacun se bat aussi pour ses propres ambitions. Le Colonel Narriman espère bien devenir le nouveau président si le régime change. Quant au Colonel Zeller, il est partagé entre son devoir de militaire et les dissidents. Tout se trouble et chacun compte tirer son épingle du jeu...