David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu, AM

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu, AM

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|L|5:<p><em>Born 1953, Gulparil, near Ramingining, Northern Territory. Lives Darwin, N.T.</em></p>
<p>David Gulpilil&rsquo;s full name is David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu. Gulpilil is also spelt <em>Gulparil</em>, which is the name of his Country near Ramingining, central Arnhem Land, N.T.</p>
<p>When, as a seventeen year-old, David Gulpilil lit up the cinema screen in the film, <em>Walkabout</em>, he did more than play a role. The performance was so strong, so imbued with a new type of graceful naturalism, that it re-defined perceptions of Aboriginality, especially in the field of screen acting.</p>
<p>Over the next decade, David became the iconic Aboriginal actor of his generation, paving the way in the resurgence of the Australian film industry for more parts to be written for Aboriginal people, for more Aboriginal stories to be told. His charismatic, engaging and unforgettable performances in films like <em>Storm Boy</em> (1976, dir. Henri Safran), <em>The Last Wave</em> (1977, dir. Peter Weir) and <em>Crocodile Dundee</em> (1986, dir. Peter Faiman) helped bring Aboriginality into the mainstream of the screen arts.</p>
<p>In his later work, including <em>Rabbit-Proof Fence</em> (2002, dir. Philip Noyce), <em>The Tracker</em> (2002, dir. Rolf de Heer), <em>Australia </em>(2008, dir. Baz Luhrmann) and the soon to be released <em>Charlie's Country</em> (2013, dir. Rolf de Heer), Gulpilil has brought tremendous dignity to the depiction of what it is to be Aboriginal. Through his art he has brought an incalculable amount of self-esteem to his community.</p>
<p>Since the early 1970s, Gulpilil has earned more than 30 film credits, and performed alongside Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, Miles Davis, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Kenneth Branagh, William Hurt, Richard Chamberlain, Guy Pearce, Paul Hogan, and Ernie Dingo, under acclaimed directors such as Peter Weir, Baz Lurhman, Philip Noyce, Wim Wenders and Rolf de Heer. In 2002, he was awarded Australian Film Industry Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Tracker. That same year, the AFI awarded his other film, Rabbit Proof Fence, Best Film.</p>
<p>Gulpilil is not just a screen actor, however. He was a peerless dancer, for a time perhaps the most renowned traditional dancer in this country. He has written the text for two volumes of children's stories based on his people's beliefs. He has performed a one-man autobiographical show to great acclaim on the stages of the Adelaide Festival of Arts and Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre. And he paints, in his own distinct but traditionally evolved style, paintings which convey his reverence for the landscape, people and traditional culture of his homeland.</p>
<p>In 1987, Gulpilil was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the arts through the interpretation of Aboriginal culture. His significant contribution to Australian cultural life was again acknowledged in 2001 when he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through dance and acting.</p>
<p>David Gulpilil is, above all, an artist.</p>|~|6:<p><em>Geboren 1953 in Gulparil, in der N&auml;he von Ramingining, Northern Territory. Lebt in Darwin.</em></p>
<p>David Gulpilils kompletter Name ist David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu. Gulpilil wird auch&nbsp;Gulparil geschrieben. Gulparil ist der Name seines Heimatlandes in der N&auml;he von Ramingining.</p>
<p>Bereits in seiner ersten Rolle in dem Film&nbsp;<em>Walkabout&nbsp;</em>war der damals 17-j&auml;hrige David Gulpilil mehr als blo&szlig; ein Schauspieler. Seine Darstellung schrieb unmittelbar Geschichte, denn sie markierte den Beginn eines neues Verst&auml;ndnisses von &bdquo;Aboriginalit&auml;t&ldquo;; besonders im Bereich der Schauspielkunst.</p>
<p>Im darauffolgenden Jahrzehnt wurde David zum unverwechselbaren Aboriginie-Schauspieler seiner Generation. Durch ihn erlebte nicht nur die australische Filmindustrie eine Renaissance, sondern es wurden auch immer mehr Rollen speziell f&uuml;r Aboriginies geschrieben und immer mehr Aboriginie-Geschichten verfilmt. Durch seine vielen charismatischen, ber&uuml;hrenden und unvergesslichen Darstellungen wurde &bdquo;Aboriginalit&auml;t&ldquo; zu einem selbstverst&auml;ndlichen Teil des Massenmediums Film.</p>
<p>Gulpilil hat der Darstellung dessen, was gemeinhin als Aboriginie angesehen wird, die lange verweigerte W&uuml;rde zur&uuml;ckgegeben. Seine Kunst hat seiner Gemeinschaft einen unsch&auml;tzbaren Wert an Selbstbewusstsein zur&uuml;ckgegeben.</p>
<p>David Gulpilil ist jedoch nicht nur Schauspieler. Er war ebenso ein unvergleichbarer T&auml;nzer, ja zeitweise sogar der bekannteste traditionelle T&auml;nzer Australiens. Er schrieb den Text f&uuml;r zwei B&auml;nde mit Kindergeschichten, die auf den Glaubensgrunds&auml;tzen seiner Gemeinschaft basierten. Und er malt &ndash; in seinem eigenen, einzigartigen, den Traditionen entlehnten Stil. Seine Gem&auml;lde dr&uuml;cken die Wertsch&auml;tzung aus, die er f&uuml;r die Landschaft, seine Gemeinschaft und die traditionelle Kultur seines Heimatlandes empfindet.</p>
<p>David Gulpilil ist in der Tat ein gro&szlig;er K&uuml;nstler.</p>|~|18:<p><em>N&eacute; en 1953 &agrave; Gulparil, aux environs de Ramingining, Territoire du Nord. Habite &agrave; Darwin.</em></p>
<p>Le nom entier de David Gulpilil est David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu. Gulpilil s&rsquo;&eacute;crit aussi&nbsp;Gulparil qui est le nom de sa patrieaux environs de Ramingining.</p>
<p>D&eacute;j&agrave; avec son premier r&ocirc;le dans le film&nbsp;<em>Walkabout&nbsp;</em>David Gulpilil, 17 ans &agrave; l&rsquo;&eacute;poque, &eacute;tait plus que seulement acteur. Sa repr&eacute;sentation &eacute;tait imm&eacute;diatement entr&eacute;e dans l&rsquo;histoire car elle avait marqu&eacute; le d&eacute;but d&rsquo;une nouvelle compr&eacute;hension de ce que voulait dire &laquo;&nbsp;aboriginalit&eacute;&nbsp;&raquo; ; en particulier dans le domaine de l&rsquo;art dramatique.</p>
<p>Au cours de la d&eacute;cennie suivante, David devenait le com&eacute;dien aborig&egrave;ne unique de sa g&eacute;n&eacute;ration. Grace &agrave; lui, non seulement avait v&eacute;cu une renaissance l&rsquo;industrie cin&eacute;matographique australienne, mais de plus en plus de r&ocirc;les &eacute;taient &eacute;crits particuli&egrave;rement pour des aborig&egrave;nes et de plus en plus d&rsquo;histoires aborig&egrave;nes &eacute;taient misent en sc&egrave;ne. C&rsquo;est &agrave; cause de ses maintes repr&eacute;sentations charismatiques, touchantes et inoubliables que &laquo;&nbsp;aboriginalit&eacute;&nbsp;&raquo; est maintenant une partie int&eacute;grale du cin&eacute;ma australien.</p>
<p>Gulpilil a rendu la dignit&eacute; longtemps refus&eacute;e &agrave; ce qui est consid&eacute;r&eacute; g&eacute;n&eacute;ralement comme aborig&egrave;ne. Son art a rendu &agrave; sa communaut&eacute; une valeur de soi inestimable.</p>
<p>Mais David Gulpilil n&rsquo;est que com&eacute;dien. Il &eacute;tait aussi un danseur incomparable, &agrave; un moment donn&eacute; m&ecirc;me le danseur traditionnel le plus connu de l&rsquo;Australie. Il a &eacute;crit les textes pour deux volumes d&rsquo;histoires pour enfants bas&eacute;es sur les principes de croyances de sa communaut&eacute;. Et il peint &ndash; avec son propre style unique, d&eacute;velopp&eacute; des traditions. Ses peintures expriment le respect qu&rsquo;il a pour le paysage, sa communaut&eacute; et la culture traditionnelle de sa patrie.</p>
<p>David Gulpilil est, en effet, un grand artiste.</p>

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