Today in 1952 actor Graham Greene was born on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada. A graduate of The Centre for Indigenous Theatre’s Native Theatre School program, Greene went on to become a well recognized face, taking on projects that concerned the harsh realities and difficult issues concerning indigenous people. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Dances with Wolves (1990), and he received the Best Actor Award in 2002 at the Tokyo International Film Festival for Skins, a tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Factoid: Along with his film and TV work, Greene also provides the recorded narration for “Tecumseh!” an outdoor drama presented each summer at the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre in Chillicothe, Ohio. Audiences witness a reenactment of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in Ohio country during the late 1700s.