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Chief Dan George is a Actor Canadien born on 24 july 1899 at Vancouver (Canada)

Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George
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Nationality Canada
Birth 24 july 1899 at Vancouver (Canada)
Death 23 september 1981 (at 82 years) at Vancouver (Canada)
Awards Officer of the Order of Canada

Chief Dan George, OC (July 24, 1899 – September 23, 1981) was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band whose Indian reserve is located on Burrard Inlet in the southeast area of the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was also an author, poet and actor. His best-known written work was "My Heart Soars".


Dan George's granddaughter Lee Maracle is a poet, author, activist, and professor. His granddaughter Charlene Aleck is an actress who performed for 18 years on The Beachcombers on CBC. His
great-granddaughter Columpa Bobb is an actress and poet.

One of Dan George's sons, Chief Jesse "Nighthawk" George, currently resides and works in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Best films

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Little Big Man (1970)
Harry and Tonto (1974)

Usually with

Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(1 films)
Keenan Wynn
Keenan Wynn
(2 films)
Neal Israel
Neal Israel
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chief Dan George (11 films)

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Americathon, 1h26
Directed by Neal Israel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Environmental films, Films set in the future, Films based on plays
Actors John Ritter, Peter Riegert, Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Richard Schaal, Chief Dan George
Roles Sam Birdwater
Rating45% 2.2650452.2650452.2650452.2650452.265045
In the (then-near future) year 1998, the USA has run out of oil, and many Americans are living in their now-stationary cars and using other non-gas-powered means of transportation such as jogging, riding bicycles and rollerskating. Many Americans wear sweatsuits. In search of leadership, Americans elect Chet Roosevelt (Ritter) as President. Roosevelt, a "cosmically inspired" former governor of California, proves to have little else in common with Teddy Roosevelt or FDR other than his name. Roosevelt, an overly-optimistic man who quotes positive affirmation slogans, stages a number of highly publicized fund raising events, all of which fail. Real money comes in the form of loans from a cartel of Native Americans, led by billionaire Sam Birdwater (George), in control of Nike (which has been renamed "National Indian Knitting Enterprise").
Spirit of the Wind, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Sports films
Actors George Clutesi, Slim Pickens, Chief Dan George
Roles Moses
Rating55% 2.781672.781672.781672.781672.78167
The movie is a semi-biographical story based upon the early life and rise to prominence of Native American dog musher George Attla, Jr. (1933–2015). Attla, known as "the Huslia Hustler," took his nickname from one of his mentors, Jimmy Huntington, who first began winning races during Attla's childhood. In recent generations, this nickname has become associated with Attla far more than with Huntington. Attla was a leading star of the 1960s and 1970s in the sport of sprint dog sled racing. He won the Fur Rendezvous World Championship race, held in Anchorage, Alaska, 10 times between 1958 and 1982. He also won 8 championships in the Open North American Championship race, held in Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition, despite his mushing experience being geared more towards sprint than distance racing, Attla competed in the inaugural Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1973, placing fifth. In a 2011 interview, Attla spoke of the popularity of the Iditarod, and how sprint racing "is now a second-class sport" as a result.
The Outlaw Josey Wales, 2h15
Directed by Clint Eastwood, James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, John Vernon, Bill McKinney, John Russell
Roles Lone Watie
Rating77% 3.8983153.8983153.8983153.8983153.898315
Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood), a Missouri farmer, is driven to revenge by the murder of his wife and young son by a band of pro-Union Jayhawker militants. The Union murderers were from Senator James H. Lane's Kansas Brigade, which included Captain Terrill.
Shadow of the Hawk, 1h32
Directed by George McCowan, Daryl Duke
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Horror
Actors Jan-Michael Vincent, Marilyn Hassett, Chief Dan George
Roles Old Man Hawk
Rating61% 3.052083.052083.052083.052083.05208
An old Native American Shaman trains his sceptical grandson to take over for him as the new tribal “Medicine Man” of his small village. Along the way, they battle the Shaman’s enemies, and their black magic.
Harry and Tonto, 1h55
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Films about cats, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Art Carney, Herbert Berghof, Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman, Chief Dan George
Roles Sam Two Feathers
Rating73% 3.6970353.6970353.6970353.6970353.697035
Harry Coombes (Art Carney) is an elderly widower and retired teacher who is forced from his Upper West Side apartment in New York City when his building is condemned. He initially stays with his eldest son Burt's family in the suburbs but eventually chooses to travel cross country with his pet cat "Tonto" in tow.
Alien Thunder, 1h33
Directed by Claude Fournier
Origin Quebec
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Donald Sutherland, Gordon Tootoosis, Chief Dan George, Kevin McCarthy, Francine Racette, John Boylan
Roles Sounding Sky
Rating45% 2.2872752.2872752.2872752.2872752.287275
The plot, based on the true story, follows a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who wants to give an Indian a fair trial for the murder of a fellow officer before he winds up being executed.
The Bears and I, 1h28
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Patrick Wayne, Chief Dan George, Andrew Duggan, Michael Ansara, Robert Pine, Valentin de Vargas
Roles Chief Peter A-Tas-Ka-Nay
Rating61% 3.098993.098993.098993.098993.09899
This script must be run from the command line
Cancel My Reservation, 1h39
Directed by Paul Bogart
Origin USA
Actors Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy, Forrest Tucker, Anne Archer, Keenan Wynn
Roles Old Bear
Rating49% 2.473872.473872.473872.473872.47387
Television personality Dan Bartlett, having difficulties with his wife and TV co-star Sheila, retreats to his Arizona ranch. When the body of Mary Little Cloud is found in his car trunk, Dan is placed under arrest.
Little Big Man, 2h19
Directed by Arthur Penn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Western
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Cal Bellini
Roles Old Lodge Skins
Rating75% 3.799583.799583.799583.799583.79958
In the present day, 121-year-old Jack Crabb, residing in a hospice, recounts his plentiful life story to a curious historian. Among other things, Crabb claims to have had been a captive of the Cheyenne, a gunslinger, an associate of Wild Bill Hickok, a scout for General George Armstrong Custer, and the sole white survivor of the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Smith! (1969)
, 1h52
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Origin USA
Genres Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Glenn Ford, Nancy Olson, Dean Jagger, Keenan Wynn, Warren Oates, Chief Dan George
Roles Ol' Antoine
Rating60% 3.010133.010133.010133.010133.01013
Native American Jimmyboy (Frank Ramírez) flees to the ranch owned by Smith (Glenn Ford), a white man raised by a Native American. Jimmyboy has been accused of a crime by a white man and fears he will not receive a fair trial. Smith helps Jimmyboy deal with a cruel sheriff and persuades him to surrender to the local authorities, promising him he will act as a defence witness during court proceedings.