Wes Studi Honored: Western Heritage Awards Salute

11 May

Honoree Wes Studi speaks during the press conference before the Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy  & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Studi is being inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Honoree Wes Studi speaks during the press conference before the Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Studi is being inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman http://newsok.com/gallery/articleid/3791595/pictures/2022838
Wes Studi - The Last of the Mohicans
The Last or the Mohicans
Wes Studi

Wes Studi

Geronimo - An American Legend 2

Geronimo – An American Legend

Geronimo - An American Legend

Geronimo – An American Legend

Wes Studi - Avatar

Wes Studi – Avatar

Wes Studi - Dances with Wolves

Wes Studi – Dances with Wolves

12 Responses to “Wes Studi Honored: Western Heritage Awards Salute”

  1. Teepee12 May 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    I’ve seen him so many times and didn’t know his name. Nice to see a Native playing a Native. How rare.

  2. Teepee12 May 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    Reblogged this on SERENDIPITY and commented:
    Well-deserved honor.

    • Cherrie May 11, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

      Wes also played a detective in the Tony Hillerman Series on PBS. Directed my Chris Eyre and executive producer Robert Redford.

      .

      • jcalberta May 12, 2013 at 9:34 am #

        He’s done quite a bit of TV work. Recently in Hell on Wheels, As you say, he’s successfully broken out of being strictly cast as a Native in Westerns and has roles in several other projects.

    • jcalberta May 12, 2013 at 1:33 am #

      Thank you very kindly. I much appreciate it.

  3. cindybruchman May 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    I love Wes Studi and have admired him for years. Remember him in Dances with Wolves?

    • jcalberta May 14, 2013 at 7:27 am #

      Yes, I do remember that! Pawnee warrior.
      Wished his part had been bigger.

  4. cindybruchman May 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    oops, and he was great in the HBO “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”

    • jcalberta May 12, 2013 at 1:35 am #

      i’m negligent in not listing all his worthy work. I intend to do a full bio of Studi in the future.

      • garryarmstrong May 12, 2013 at 10:23 am #

        Congratulations to Mr. Studi who — as others have observed — has proven himself to be a most versatile actor. That’s a major accomplishment in itself.

  5. Ben May 13, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    Wes Studi is one of those rare actors who can draw you into any role he plays..,bad guy. or good guy. He’s like a native American Walter Mathau. I tend to follow the character actors more than the leads anyway.

    • jcalberta May 14, 2013 at 7:22 am #

      Good points Ben. Studi is a powerful actor – has a strong screen presence. Makes him a menacing Bad Guy.
      Walter was a fine actor too, wasn’t he. Liked him Charlie Varrick especially. Not everybody gets to “fox the compass.”

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