A dancer, didgeridoo player, and one of Australia’s best-known actors, David Gulpilil’s breakthrough performance was in Nicholas Roeg’s Walkabout (1971) at age 16. Gulpilil’s legendary screen career, now into its fifth decade, encompasses some of the most renowned works in Australian cinema history, including the top two highest grossing Australian films of all time, Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Australia (2008). He also starred in Mad Dog Morgan (1976), AFI Best Film winner Stormboy (1976), Peter Weir’s thriller The Last Wave (1977), Philip Noyce’s Golden Globe®-nominated Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) and John Hillcoat’s The Proposition (2005). Charlie’s Country, which he also co-wrote, is his third film with friend and filmmaker Rolf de Heer following The Tracker (2000) and Ten Canoes (2006). For his leading role he won the 2014 Cannes Un Certain Regard Prize for Best Actor.

Accolades

David Gulpilil
Best Actor, 2014

David Gulpilil

Best Actor, 2014

David Gulpilil

Charlie’s Country

Special Mention, Best Performance By An Actor, 2014 A dancer, didgeridoo player, and one of Australia’s best known actors, David Gulpilil was in Nicholas Roeg’s…

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Films

Charlie’s Country
2014

Charlie’s Country

Australia
2014

Charlie’s Country

Special Mention, Best Performance By An Actor, 2014 Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he’s out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult…

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Another Country
2015

Another Country

Australia
2015

Another Country

The legendary Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the tale of ‘Another Country’, when his people’s thousands-of-years-old way of life was interrupted by a new…

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