Eugene Brave Rock
A Canadian First Nations actor and stuntman, Eugene Brave Rock first came to the attention of movie audiences when he played the Chief in the hit superhero movie "Wonder Woman" (Warner Bros.) in the summer of 2017. Raised in the Kainai Nation in southern Alberta, Brave Rock began acting as a teenager, making his debut at the age of 17 in a school play about suicide. As an adult, he performed at Disneyland Paris as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, doing stunt horseback riding as well as participating in battlefield reenactments. From there he returned to Canada, and did stunt work and performed small roles in such projects as "Hell on Wheels" (AMC, 2011-15) and "The Revenant" (New Regency, 2015). After years of hard work, his breakthrough role as Chief, one of Wonder Woman's key allies as she fights in the World War I trenches, brought him new attention and wide acclaim. He was also given input into the character, speaking Blackfoot to Wonder Woman to introduce himself and consulting on the design of his costume. For Brave Rock, however, perhaps the greatest acclaim of all came after he returned home for a visit following the movie's successful release: he was honored with the gift of a full headdress by the Kainai Nation, and many children praised him as their new hero.