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Wes Studi most recently joined an all­star cast in the feature film Heat, playing opposite Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. Studi won stand­out notices for his performance in Geronimo: An American Legend portraying the legendary Indian leader. He also appeared as Sagat in Street Fighter, with Jean­Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia.

Studi won the Most Promising Actor award from the Chicago Film Critics for his role as Magua in the film version of The Last of the Mohicans starring Daniel Day­Lewis. He was also honored with an Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role award from the Film Advisory Board and was the first actor to receive the Totem Award for Outstanding Performance from the newly-formed First Americans in the Arts organization.

Other film credits of Studi's include Dances with Wolves (as The Toughest Pawnee) and Pow­Wow Highway, directed by Jonathan Wachs. Television credits include Crazy Horse for TNT, the CBS miniseries, The Streets of Laredo, The Broken Chain for Turner and, for CBS, Return to Plum Creek.

An accomplished stone carver and author of two children's books, Studi also provided the Cherokee translations for the Pulitzer Prize­winning drama, The Kentucky Cycles.

updated 21-Aug-2002