David Gulpilil

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David Gulpilil
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Gulpilil in 2006
David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu

(1953-07-01) 1 July 1953 (age 67)
OccupationActor, dancer
Years active1971–2019
Robyn Djunginy
(div. 2003)

Miriam Ashley (m. 2004)

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu AM (born 1 July 1953) is an Australian actor and traditional Indigenous dancer. He is a Yolngu man. His acting career began in 1971. He was awarded the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his roles in The Tracker (2002) and Charlie's Country (2014). His other acting credits include Walkabout (1971), Storm Boy (1976), Crocodile Dundee (1986), Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Ten Canoes (2006), Australia (2008) and the Storm Boy remake (2019). Gulpilil retired from acting in 2019.

Gulpilil was born in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. He has been married twice. He currently has lung cancer.[1]

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  1. Garrick, Matt (12 January 2020). "David Gulpilil longing for return to Arnhem Land as he continues to be treated for lung cancer". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 February 2020.

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