David Gulpilil as JIMMY
David Gulpilil plays traditional elder and law man JIMMY in Goldstone.
David was born in 1953, in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. He grew up in a tribal lifestyle environment called Marwuyu in an area north east of the world famous Kakadu National Park. He learned the traditional ways of a warrior in his tribe, the Mandalpingu Tribe of north east Arnhem Land where his ancestors lived for thousands of years. As a young man he was cast in Walkabout and since then has had an extensive career.
Feature films David Gulpilil has acted in include Mad Dog Morgan, The Last Wave, Storm Boy, The Right Stuff, Crocodile Dundee, Dark Age, Until The End of the World, Dead Heart, Serenades, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Tracker, The Proposition, Ten Canoes and Satellite Boy. He not only starred in but co-wrote his last film, Charlie’s Country.
David has acted in numerous TV series in Australia including Kirby’s Company, Rush, Timeless Land, Outsiders, Young Ramsey, Homicide, Skyways, Matlock, Boney, Naked Under Capricorn, The Man From Snowy River, Bird Of Paradise and Beastmaster.
In 1987 David Gulpilil was awarded the AUSTRALIA MEDAL for his services to the Arts. In 2014 David won best actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Charlie’s Country.
David divides his time between the traditional Aboriginal lifestyle of North Eastern Arnhem Land and the pursuit of his career as an actor and performer throughout the world.