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Interview with Wes Studi, Cherokee actor

The Lawrence Journal-World interviews Wes Studi, a member of the Cherokee Nation who has appeared in a number of films, including "The New World," "Heat," and "The Last of the Mohicans."

Studi, 52, is headed to Haskell Indian Nations University today to host a screening of “Geronimo: An American Legend." He is the headlining speaker at the Stories ’N Motion Film Festival at Haskell.

"When I got involved in the industry was when they were making an effort into putting some character into Indian roles that were available," he tells the paper. "With the coming of “Dances With Wolves” and the audience reaction to the fact that they got to see the actual lives that occurred amongst the Native American characters, that reaction was positive."

Studi says he is currently in talks to work on a prequel to "Lonesome Dove" called "Comanche Moon." When he's not doing movies, he is promoting the preservation of Native languages.

Get the Story:
Wes Studi roams Hollywood highway (The Lawrence Journal-World 3/10)
Actor to host screening at Haskell film festival (The Lawrence Journal-World 3/10)

Relevant Links:
The New World - http://www.thenewworldmovie.com

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