Tantoo Cardinal

Tantoo Cardinal CM is a Canadian actress of Cree and Métis heritage. With over 130 credits in 50 years, she's received numerous awards, including the Earle Grey Award, and in 2009, she was made a member of the Order of Canada "for her contributions to the growth and development of Aboriginal performing arts in Canada, as a screen and stage actress, and as a founding member of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company." She starred in Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon," and her upcoming projects include the Marvel Series "Echo" and the animated feature "Wendell and Wild." Known for her work in Stumptown and 3 Pines, she has a rich history in films like "Legends of the Fall," "Dances with Wolves," and "Wind River," and TV shows such as "SEE," "Westworld," and "Frontier." Tantoo Cardinal has multiple honorary doctorates.

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Black Robe (1991)

Missionary Father LaForgue travels to the New World in hopes of converting Algonquin Indians to Catholicism. Accepted, though warily, by the Indians, LaForgue travels with the Indians using his strict Catholic rules and ideals to try and impose his religion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Lothaire Bluteau  •  Aden Young  •  Sandrine Holt  •  August Schellenberg

Missionary Father LaForgue travels to the New World in hopes of converting Algonquin Indians to Catholicism. Accepted, though warily, by the Indians, LaForgue travels with the Indians using his strict Catholic rules and ideals to try and impose his religion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Lothaire Bluteau  •  Aden Young  •  Sandrine Holt  •  August Schellenberg

Dances with Wolves (1990)

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Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Costner
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Graham Greene  •  Rodney A. Grant

Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Costner
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Graham Greene  •  Rodney A. Grant

Smoke Signals (1998)

Young Native American man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't seen his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Eyre
CAST:  Adam Beach  •  Evan Adams  •  Irene Bedard  •  Gary Farmer

Young Native American man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't seen his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Eyre
CAST:  Adam Beach  •  Evan Adams  •  Irene Bedard  •  Gary Farmer

War Party (1988)

One hundred years after the Battle of Milk River, both sides agree to reenact it. The cavalry are supposed to shoot blanks & the Indians weren't supposed to fight back....  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franc Roddam
CAST:  Kevin Dillon  •  Billy Wirth  •  Tim Sampson  •  Jerry Hardin

One hundred years after the Battle of Milk River, both sides agree to reenact it. The cavalry are supposed to shoot blanks & the Indians weren't supposed to fight back....  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franc Roddam
CAST:  Kevin Dillon  •  Billy Wirth  •  Tim Sampson  •  Jerry Hardin

Legends of the Fall (1994)

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An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julia Ormond

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julia Ormond

Silent Tongue (1993)

Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Roe awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't bury her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with Roe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Shepard
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Richard Harris  •  Alan Bates  •  Dermot Mulroney

Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Roe awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't bury her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with Roe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Shepard
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Richard Harris  •  Alan Bates  •  Dermot Mulroney

Death Hunt (1981)

Yukon Territory, Canada, November 1931. Albert Johnson, a trapper who lives alone in the mountains, buys a dog almost dead after a brutal dogfight, a good deed that will put him in trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter R. Hunt
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Lee Marvin  •  Andrew Stevens  •  Carl Weathers

Yukon Territory, Canada, November 1931. Albert Johnson, a trapper who lives alone in the mountains, buys a dog almost dead after a brutal dogfight, a good deed that will put him in trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter R. Hunt
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Lee Marvin  •  Andrew Stevens  •  Carl Weathers

A Thief Of Time (2004)

Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Eyre
CAST:  Adam Beach  •  Wes Studi  •  Beth Grant  •  Gary Farmer

Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Eyre
CAST:  Adam Beach  •  Wes Studi  •  Beth Grant  •  Gary Farmer

Heartwood (1998)

When a large corporation threatens to take over a small town's primary business and put half of the town's population out of work, sawmill owner Logan Reeser is the only one who can stand in their way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lanny Cotler
CAST:  Eddie Mills  •  Stanley DeSantis  •  Hilary Swank  •  Jason Robards

When a large corporation threatens to take over a small town's primary business and put half of the town's population out of work, sawmill owner Logan Reeser is the only one who can stand in their way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lanny Cotler
CAST:  Eddie Mills  •  Stanley DeSantis  •  Hilary Swank  •  Jason Robards

Maïna (2013)

Maïna is the daughter of the Innu leader Mishtenapuu, who attends a bloody confrontation between his clan and the clan of "Men of the Land of Ice." Following this confrontation, Maïna chooses a mission that will change her life. To fulfill the promise that she has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Poulette
CAST:  Roseanne Supernault  •  Ipeelie Ootoova  •  Eric Schweig  •  Graham Greene

Maïna is the daughter of the Innu leader Mishtenapuu, who attends a bloody confrontation between his clan and the clan of "Men of the Land of Ice." Following this confrontation, Maïna chooses a mission that will change her life. To fulfill the promise that she has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Poulette
CAST:  Roseanne Supernault  •  Ipeelie Ootoova  •  Eric Schweig  •  Graham Greene

Shouting Secrets (2011)

Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Korinna Sehringer
CAST:  Chaske Spencer  •  Q'orianka Kilcher  •  Tyler Christopher  •  Gil Birmingham

Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Korinna Sehringer
CAST:  Chaske Spencer  •  Q'orianka Kilcher  •  Tyler Christopher  •  Gil Birmingham

Grand Avenue (1996)

When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of their own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is forced to pack up her belongings and her children and move to northern ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Sackheim
CAST:  Irene Bedard  •  Tantoo Cardinal  •  Eloy Casados  •  Alexis Cruz

When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of their own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is forced to pack up her belongings and her children and move to northern ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Sackheim
CAST:  Irene Bedard  •  Tantoo Cardinal  •  Eloy Casados  •  Alexis Cruz

Eden (2012)

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The true story of Chong Kim—abducted into the sex trade as a young teen—and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Megan Griffiths
CAST:  Jamie Chung  •  Beau Bridges  •  Matt O'Leary  •  Tantoo Cardinal

The true story of Chong Kim—abducted into the sex trade as a young teen—and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Megan Griffiths
CAST:  Jamie Chung  •  Beau Bridges  •  Matt O'Leary  •  Tantoo Cardinal

Older Than America (2008)

The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to prevent her mother ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georgina Lightning
CAST:  Sarah Agnew  •  Adam Beach  •  Tantoo Cardinal  •  Bradley Cooper

The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to prevent her mother ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georgina Lightning
CAST:  Sarah Agnew  •  Adam Beach  •  Tantoo Cardinal  •  Bradley Cooper

Postmark Paradise (2000)

The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town for their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thompson E. Clay
CAST:  Tantoo Cardinal  •  Natalya Nazarova  •  Vincent Rogo Angelini  •  Randall Godwin

The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town for their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thompson E. Clay
CAST:  Tantoo Cardinal  •  Natalya Nazarova  •  Vincent Rogo Angelini  •  Randall Godwin

The Road to Christmas (2006)

High-powered fashion photographer Claire Jameson finds herself stranded in middle America on the way to her dream Christmas-time wedding in Aspen. Unable to get another flight or rent a car, Claire is reduced to begging for a ride. When the rugged former artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Jean
CAST:  Jennifer Grey  •  Megan Park  •  Clark Gregg  •  Barbara Gordon

High-powered fashion photographer Claire Jameson finds herself stranded in middle America on the way to her dream Christmas-time wedding in Aspen. Unable to get another flight or rent a car, Claire is reduced to begging for a ride. When the rugged former artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Jean
CAST:  Jennifer Grey  •  Megan Park  •  Clark Gregg  •  Barbara Gordon

Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987)

Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  James Arness  •  Amanda Blake  •  Buck Taylor  •  Fran Ryan

Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  James Arness  •  Amanda Blake  •  Buck Taylor  •  Fran Ryan

Edge of Madness (2002)

1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's placed in a cell; for the next several months, she sews while the local prefect, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Wheeler
CAST:  Caroline Dhavernas  •  Paul Johansson  •  Brendan Fehr  •  Corey Sevier

1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's placed in a cell; for the next several months, she sews while the local prefect, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Wheeler
CAST:  Caroline Dhavernas  •  Paul Johansson  •  Brendan Fehr  •  Corey Sevier

Running Brave (1983)

The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Shebib
CAST:  Robby Benson  •  Pat Hingle  •  Claudia Cron  •  August Schellenberg

The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Shebib
CAST:  Robby Benson  •  Pat Hingle  •  Claudia Cron  •  August Schellenberg

Mom, Dad and Her (2008)

Sydney is a troubled teen heading for trouble. After being caught shoplifting and a case of alcohol poisoning, Sydney's desperate single mother sends her off to the country to live with her father, Ben, and his new pregnant wife, Emma. Sydney misses her boyfriend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Wheeler
CAST:  Melora Hardin  •  Paul McGillion  •  Brittney Wilson  •  Sarah Deakins

Sydney is a troubled teen heading for trouble. After being caught shoplifting and a case of alcohol poisoning, Sydney's desperate single mother sends her off to the country to live with her father, Ben, and his new pregnant wife, Emma. Sydney misses her boyfriend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Wheeler
CAST:  Melora Hardin  •  Paul McGillion  •  Brittney Wilson  •  Sarah Deakins
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