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Russell Means is a Actor American born on 10 november 1939 at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (USA)

Russell Means

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Birth name Russell Charles Means
Nationality USA
Birth 10 november 1939 at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (USA)
Death 22 october 2012 (at 72 years) at Porcupine (USA)

Russell Charles Means (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) was an American actor, Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people and libertarian political activist. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage.

Means was active in international issues of indigenous peoples, including working with groups in Central and South America, and with the United Nations for recognition of their rights. He was active in politics at his native Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and at the state and national level.

Beginning an acting career in 1992, he appeared in numerous films, including The Last of the Mohicans, and released his own music CD. He published his autobiography Where White Men Fear to Tread in 1995. Means died in 2012, less than a month before his 73rd birthday.


Means was married five times; the first four marriages ended in divorce. He was married to his fifth wife, Pearl Means until his death. He had a total of 7 children and 3 adopted children, adopted in the Lakota way (Sherry Means, March 4, 2014, based on probate papers of October 19, 2014).

On December 29, 1997, Means was arrested for assault and battery of his 56-year-old (then) father-in-law Leon Grant, a member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation. AIM Governing General Council issued a press release to reiterate its separation from Means.

As "a grandfather with twenty-two grandchildren", Russell Means divided his time "between Chinle, Navajo Nation, Arizona, and Porcupine, South Dakota.

Best films

Pocahontas (1995)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

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Filmography of Russell Means (21 films)

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Days and Nights, 1h31
Directed by Christian Camargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Katie Holmes, Allison Janney, Jean Reno, William Hurt, Ben Whishaw, Christian Camargo
Roles Big Jim
Rating46% 2.311322.311322.311322.311322.31132
Librement inspiré de La Mouette d'Anton Tchekhov, une réunion familiale avec ses joies et ses peines.
Tiger Eyes
Tiger Eyes (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Lawrence Blume
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Willa Holland, Amy Jo Johnson, Cynthia Stevenson, Teo Olivares, Russell Means
Roles Willie Ortiz
Rating62% 3.14743.14743.14743.14743.1474
Forced by her grieving mother to move from her home in Atlantic City to the strange “atom
Reel Injun
Reel Injun (2009)

Origin Canada
Genres Documentary, Western
Themes Films about racism, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about racism, Documentary films about law, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Adam Beach, Clint Eastwood, Charlie Hill, Sacheen Littlefeather, Zacharias Kunuk, Jim Jarmusch
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.739323.739323.739323.739323.73932
Le réalisateur Neil Diamond, lui-même Indien Cree, donne la parole à des gens de cinéma connus pour leur regard acéré sur l'image et la place des Amérindiens dans le western américain : les cinéastes Clint Eastwood, Zacharias Kunuk et Jim Jarmusch, les acteurs Wes Studi et Graham Greene.
Unearthed (2008)
, 1h33
Directed by Matthew Leutwyler
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors Emmanuelle Vaugier, Luke Goss, Beau Garrett, Charlie Murphy, Tonantzin Carmelo, Whitney Able
Roles Grandpa
Rating40% 2.0061952.0061952.0061952.0061952.006195
After a sinister crash on the highway in a small New Mexican town, people start disappearing and animals begin dying. The cause of the crash is later revealed to be a 900-year-old creature which was unearthed during an archaeological dig in the area.
Pathfinder (2007)
, 1h39
Directed by Marcus Nispel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Children's films
Actors Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood, Clancy Brown, Ralf Moeller, Jay Tavare, Russell Means
Roles Pathfinder
Rating54% 2.701622.701622.701622.701622.70162
A Viking Age expedition arrives in America, intending to slaughter the native "Skræling" population. The party is itself killed by another native tribe, the only survivor being the leader's son, who is adopted by a native woman. The boy is named "Ghost" for his paleness.
Black Cloud
Directed by Rick Schroder
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Eddie Spears, Julia Jones, Russell Means, Wayne Knight, Tim McGraw, Rick Schroder
Roles Bud
Rating57% 2.8535052.8535052.8535052.8535052.853505
Black Cloud (Eddie Spears), a young Navajo man, must take a journey of personal growth to prepare himself for a chance at boxing in the Olympics. When Eddie (Rick Schroder) returns to town with the rodeo and wants to rekindle his relationship with Black Cloud's girlfriend, Sammi (Julia Jones), Black Cloud confronts him and runs into trouble with the sheriff (Tim McGraw) after beating up Eddie who is Sammi's ex-boyfriend and the father of her child, as well as the Sheriff's nephew).
The Last Shot, 1h33
Directed by Jeff Nathanson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about films, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, Tim Blake Nelson, Calista Flockhart, Ray Liotta
Roles Russell Means
Rating57% 2.8508152.8508152.8508152.8508152.850815
FBI agent Joe Devine (Alec Baldwin) has been assigned to coming up with an elaborate scheme to take down infamous mob boss John Gotti. He assumes the role of a Hollywood producer and tells all the right lies to enlist a stooge to help execute his sting. He finds unsuspecting wannabe writer/director Steven Schats (Matthew Broderick), who'd do just about everything to get the chance to direct a feature. Schats falls for the pitch, but what Devine doesn't tell Schats is that the movie will never be made.
29 Palms
29 Palms (2002)
, 1h29
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Jeremy Davies, Michael Lerner, Litefoot, Russell Means, Chris O'Donnell, Jon Polito
Roles The Chief
Rating47% 2.3579252.3579252.3579252.3579252.357925
Un faux clerc de notaire, un patron véreux, un indien déjanté, un tueur implacable et une taupe du FBI... tous sont à la recherche d'une mallette pleine d'argent sale !
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up (2002)
, 1h45
Directed by Xavier Koller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Marcus Thomas, Daryl Hannah, Melinda Dillon, Molly Ringwald, Karina Logue
Roles Joe
Rating56% 2.80822.80822.80822.80822.8082
Rising rodeo star Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is recovering from injuries that almost took his life. Against the wishes of his mother Rose Braxton (Melinda Dillon) and girlfriend Connie (Molly Ringwald), Ely starts riding bulls again to achieve his dream of becoming a champion bull rider like his estranged father, Reid Braxton (Pete Postlethwaite). Ely's older brother, Hank (Kiefer Sutherland), is a champion bullfighter and stock contractor, and the two use each other to better their rodeo skills and work together at their family ranch in Santa Maria, California. As Ely's rodeo career becomes highly successful, he starts a relationship with Celia Jones (Daryl Hannah), who is a barrel racer and Hank's love interest. Hank is consumed with anger and jealousy at Ely's betrayal and the brothers become estranged.
Thomas and the Magic Railroad, 1h26
Directed by Britt Allcroft
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Animation
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Children's films
Actors Alec Baldwin, Peter Fonda, Mara Wilson, Cody McMains, Michael E. Rodgers, Edward Glen
Roles Billy Twofeathers
Rating42% 2.1128052.1128052.1128052.1128052.112805
Sir Topham Hatt, the director of the Island of Sodor Railway, is on holiday leaving Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) in charge. Meanwhile, while talking at Killaban station, Thomas (originally going to be voiced by John Bellis/voiced by Edward Glen) and Gordon (voiced by Neil Crone) encounter an evil and cross diesel locomotive named Diesel 10 (originally going to be voiced by Keith Scott/voiced by Neil Crone), who has a claw on top of him who he names "Pinchy" He states that he has incomplete work on Sodor. Meanwhile, in Shining Time, Mr. Conductor has his own problems as his supply of gold dust, which allows him to magically teleport from place to place, is running low and isn't enough to allow him to travel back from Sodor.
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Irene Bedard, Billy Zane, Jim Cummings, Donal Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, Linda Hunt
Roles Powhatan (voice)
Rating49% 2.474882.474882.474882.474882.47488
In London, John Smith is ambushed by a group of soldiers with a warrant for his arrest and presumed dead in the ensuing confrontation; Governor Ratcliffe has lied to King James (being a personal friend of the King) and framed Smith as the traitor from the first film in a plot to declare war against the Powhatan Nation while avoiding punishment for his own crimes. In order to prevent this, the King sends a young diplomat, John Rolfe, to bring Chief Powhatan to England for negotiations. In the New World, Pocahontas, Powhatan's daughter, mourns John Smith's death but is eventually able to move on. John Rolfe soon arrives, greeted by English civilians (who by now have settled in Jamestown) and a curious Pocahontas. Rolfe eventually speaks with Powhatan, but he refuses to accompany him to England, so Pocahontas goes in her father's stead, believing that she can bring about peace between the two nations. Powhatan sends a bodyguard, Uttamatomakkin (Uti) to accompany Pocahontas. Rolfe and Pocahontas have a rocky start, but gradually warm up to each other.
Black Cat Run
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Patrick Muldoon, Peter Greene, Amelia Heinle, Russell Means, Kevin J. O'Connor, Rex Linn
Roles Ten Reed
Rating56% 2.805312.805312.805312.805312.80531
Une fille est amoureuse d'un pompiste, malgré la désapprobation de son père. Ce dernier, shérif de la ville, juste après une confrontation avec le jeune homme, est assassiné par des taulards en fuite qui enlèvent sa fille. Tout le monde en ville est convaincu que le pompiste a fait le coup, tuant le père pour partir avec la fille. Les kidnappeurs sont donc poursuivis par le jeune homme, lui-même pourchassé par la police.
The Pathfinder, 1h34
Directed by Donald Shebib
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Kevin Dillon, Laurie Holden, Graham Greene, Graham Greene, Stacy Keach, Russell Means
Roles Arrowhead
Rating51% 2.572462.572462.572462.572462.57246
L'épopée d'un chef indien, d'une jeune fille venue rejoindre son père, en poste dans un fort britannique, et un guide, pendant la guerre entre les Français et les Anglais.