The South Dakota Film Festival is pleased to announce that Graham Greene will be attending the Festival as part of the Thunderheart retrospective. Greene earned his first major feature film credit in the historical epic, Revolution, opposite Al Pacino. Later, he landed the role of Kicking Bird in Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves (1990). The part not only provided him with major exposure around the world, it garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
With the door to the acting world wide open, Greene took advantage taking major roles in films like Thunderheart (1992), Maverick (1994), Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), Camille (1995), and The Green Mile (1999).
Greene has also made a significant contribution to the small screen with regular gigs on the series The Red Green Show, Northern Exposure, Lonesome Dove: The Series, The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon, Wolf Lake and narrating the Discovery Channel’s Exhibit A series. He also appeared as the sole survivor of a pre-WW1 Indian tribe in the telefilm, The Last of His Tribe in 1992.
In 1992, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, one of the nation’s pre-eminent museums dedicated to the culture of Native Americans. In 2002, he won the Best Actor Award for his role in Skins at the Tokyo International Film Festival. In his native Canada, he has been nominated three times for Gemini awards and in 2004 he was honored with the Gemini’s Earle Grey Award.
He continues to work in high profile projects such as The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) and Gunless (2010), with Paul Gross. We are honored that Mr. Graham will travel to Aberdeen to take part in our Festival. Don’t miss him and Jane Rosenthal!