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David Gulpilil is a Actor and Scriptwriter Australien born on 1 july 1953

David Gulpilil

David Gulpilil
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Birth name David Gulparil Gulpilil
Nationality Australie
Birth 1 july 1953
Death 29 november 2021 (at 68 years)

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu AM (born 1 July 1953), is an Indigenous Australian traditional dancer and actor.

Usually with

Rolf de Heer
Rolf de Heer
(3 films)
John Jarratt
John Jarratt
(4 films)
Nicolas Roeg
Nicolas Roeg
(1 films)
Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(1 films)
Gary Sweet
Gary Sweet
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Gulpilil (19 films)

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Cargo (2017)
, 1h45
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Dystopian films
Actors Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, David Gulpilil, Caren Pistorius, Susie Porter
Roles Daku
Rating63% 3.1517553.1517553.1517553.1517553.151755
Après qu'une épidémie se soit répandue dans toute l’Australie et qu'il ait perdu sa femme suite à la morsure d’un zombie, un père (Martin Freeman) cherche une bonne personne prête à garder sa fille Rosie.
Goldstone (2016)
, 1h50
Origin Australie
Genres Thriller, Crime, Western
Actors Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, Cheng Pei-pei, David Wenham, David Gulpilil
Roles Jimmy
Rating65% 3.29483.29483.29483.29483.2948
L'inspecteur aborigène Jay Swan arrive dans la petite localité minière de Goldstone, perdue au cœur du désert australien, pour retrouver une jeune femme portée disparue. Il fait connaissance avec un jeune policier, Josh, et il est aussitôt attaqué dans sa chambre d'hôtel. Un climat hostile s'installe et la communauté le rejette et le menace. Swan, à l'aide de Josh, est prêt à tout pour découvrir la vérité concernant la jeune femme et s'apprête ensemble à s'attaquer au réseau de crime et de corruption, impliquant la maire, la mine et le Conseil des terres aborigènes, pour rétablir la justice et sauver la terre de ses ancêtres.
Charlie's Country, 1h49
Directed by Rolf de Heer
Origin Australie
Genres Drama
Actors Luke Ford, David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Ritchie Singer, Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Wyllie
Roles Charlie
Rating72% 3.644683.644683.644683.644683.64468
Charlie, an Aboriginal man who lives in Arnhem Land paints tree barks and fishes barramundi fish, all the while feeling out of place in an Australia which is no longer his. After his spear is confiscated by the police who think it is a weapon, he decides to leave his Aboriginal community and go to the bush. He falls ill and is rushed to the hospital in Darwin. Shortly after, he befriends a woman who buys alcohol illegally for other Aboriginals, and he gets arrested. As a result, he is sent to prison.
Satellite Boy, 1h30
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors David Gulpilil
Roles Jagamarra
Rating65% 3.2864253.2864253.2864253.2864253.286425
Twelve-year-old Pete (Cameron Wallaby) lives at a rundown drive-in theater with his grandfather Jagamarra (David Gulpilil), whom he calls "Jubi". The grandfather continually imparts wisdom of the old ways to Pete, who wishes to open a restaurant on the property. The boy hopes his absent mother, Lynelle (Rohanna Angus) will return to help with the restaurant, although Jubi doubts her return to the desolate area of Kimberley. A local mining company soon arrives, claims the land, and will soon build a storage facility on the property, razing everything on it.
Australia (2008)
, 2h45
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Brandon Walters, Bryan Brown, Bruce Spence
Roles King George
Rating65% 3.299913.299913.299913.299913.29991
In 1939, Lady Sarah Ashley travels from England to northern Australia to force her philandering husband to sell his faltering cattle station, Faraway Downs. Her husband sends an independent cattle drover, called "Drover", to transport her to Faraway Downs.
Ten Canoes
Ten Canoes (2006)
, 1h31
Directed by Rolf de Heer
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors David Gulpilil
Roles The Storyteller
Rating68% 3.44723.44723.44723.44723.4472
The film is set in Arnhem Land, in a time before Western contact, and tells the story of a group of ten men hunting goose eggs. The leader of the group, Minygululu, tells the young Dayindi (Jamie Gulpilil) a story about another young man even further back in time who, like Dayindi, coveted his elder brother's youngest wife. The sequences featuring Dayindi and the hunt are in black and white, while shots set in distant past are in colour. All protagonists speak in indigenous languages of the Yolŋu Matha language group, with subtitles. The film is narrated in English by David Gulpilil, although versions of the film without narration, and featuring narration in Yolŋu Matha, are also available.
The Proposition, 1h44
Directed by John Hillcoat
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, Danny Huston, David Wenham, John Hurt
Roles Jacko
Rating72% 3.6484953.6484953.6484953.6484953.648495
Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows a series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, likely committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang.
Rabbit-Proof Fence, 1h34
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Films about racism, Transport films, Évasion
Actors Everlyn Sampi, Kenneth Branagh, David Gulpilil, Jason Clarke, Deborah Mailman, Garry McDonald
Roles Moodoo
Rating73% 3.6971053.6971053.6971053.6971053.697105
Set in 1931, two sisters, 14-year-old Molly and 8-year-old Daisy, and their 10-year-old cousin Gracie live in the Western Australian town of Jigalong. The town lies along the northern part of Australia's rabbit-proof fence, which runs for several thousand miles.
The Tracker, 1h30
Directed by Rolf de Heer
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Gary Sweet, David Gulpilil, Damon Gameau
Roles The Tracker
Rating72% 3.642593.642593.642593.642593.64259
The film is set in the early 20th century Australian outback, where four men are following an Aboriginal man who has been accused of murder.
Until the End of the World, 2h38
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Solveig Dommartin, William Hurt, Sam Neill, Tom Waits, Max von Sydow, Chick Ortega
Roles David
Rating68% 3.400143.400143.400143.400143.40014
The film takes place in late 1999. India has an out-of-control nuclear satellite in orbit that is about to re-enter the atmosphere at any time, contaminating large areas of the Earth. This has caused a massive panic, with everyone trying to flee the likely impact sites. Caught in a traffic jam, impatient and disconnected Claire Tourneur (Solveig Dommartin) escapes the highway congestion by taking a side road. Her dashboard computer system announces she has left the map zone database and is on her own. She then has a couple of odd encounters, first with a pair of bank robbers (which leaves her with a large amount of cash), then with a hitchhiker being pursued by an armed party. Claire discovers, after falling in love with the enigmatic fugitive, that he is the son of a scientist (played by Max von Sydow), and has absconded with the prototype of a secret research project. Multiple government agencies and freelance bounty hunters are chasing him to recover the device.
Dark Age
Dark Age (1987)
, 1h26
Origin Australie
Genres Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films
Actors John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, David Gulpilil, Burnum Burnum, Ray Meagher
Roles Adjaral
Rating59% 2.9990152.9990152.9990152.9990152.999015
A giant crocodile terrorises the Northern Territory.
Crocodile Dundee, 1h35
Directed by Paul Hogan, Peter Faiman
Origin Australie
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Terry Gill, Ritchie Singer, David Gulpilil
Roles Neville Bell
Rating65% 3.298433.298433.298433.298433.29843
Sue Charlton is a feature writer for Newsday (which her father owns) and is dating her editor, Richard Mason. She travels to Walkabout Creek, a small hamlet in the Northern Territory of Australia, to meet Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee, a bushman reported to have lost half a leg to a Saltwater Crocodile. On arrival in Walkabout Creek (by helicopter due to its remote location), she cannot locate Dundee, but she is entertained at the local pub by Dundee's business partner Walter "Wally" Reilly, who does his best to explain the town and some of its inhabitants, including the towering hulk Donk, who wins money by placing a glass of beer on his head and challenging people to try and spill the beer by punching him in the stomach (Wally explains that Donk has never spilled a drop). When Dundee finally arrives later that night (dramatically announcing his entrance by throwing his hunting knife at the bar and wrestling a stuffed dead crocodile), Sue finds his leg is not missing, but he has a large scar which he refers to as a "love bite". While Sue dances with Dundee, a group of city kangaroo shooters make fun of Dundee's status as a crocodile hunter, causing him to knock the leader out with one punch. Feeling lucky, he then challenges Donk and proceeds to make him spill the entire glass, not by hitting him in the stomach, but by kissing him on the lips and thus startling him into dropping the tankard.
The Right Stuff, 3h13
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Space opera, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Barbara Hershey
Roles Aborigine
Rating77% 3.897323.897323.897323.897323.89732
The film begins in 1947 at Muroc Army Air Field, an arid California military base where test pilots often die flying high-speed aircraft such as the rocket-powered Bell X-1. After another pilot, Slick Goodlin, demands $150,000 to attempt to break the sound barrier, war hero Captain Chuck Yeager receives the chance to fly the X-1. While on a horseback ride with his wife Glennis, Yeager collides with a tree branch and breaks his ribs, which inhibits him from leaning over and locking the door to the X-1. Worried that his injury might become known, Yeager confides in friend and fellow pilot Jack Ridley. Ridley cuts off part of a broomstick and tells Yeager to use it as a lever to help seal the hatch to the X-1, and Yeager becomes the first man to fly at supersonic speed, defeating the "demon in the sky".
Storm Boy
Storm Boy (1977)
, 1h28
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films
Actors Greg Rowe, David Gulpilil
Roles Fingerbone
Rating68% 3.4452553.4452553.4452553.4452553.445255
Storm Boy (Greg Rowe) likes to wander alone along the fierce deserted coast of South Australia's Coorong, near the mouth of the Murray River. He and his father live a reclusive life among the dunes that face out into the Southern Ocean. After a pelican's mother is shot, Storm Boy rescues three chicks; he names them Mr Proud, Mr Ponder and Mr Percival, and nurses them back to health. His father, known to some as 'Hideaway Tom,' forces Storm Boy to release the birds, but Mr Percival returns. The boy and the pelican form a special bond. Mr Percival is shot by hunters and dies. The story also looks at the conflict between Storm Boy's lifestyle and the externally imposed requirement for him to attend school.