Sunday, February 28, 2016

Congrats Duane Howard on Going to the Oscars!!

Arriving at the Oscars. 
Looking very handsome in a beautiful suit.

Duane E Howard with this photo journey of his trip to the red carpet ‪#‎Oscar2016‬ wearing a tuxedo designed by the talented Dorothy Grant.
Captured by Holly Carinci, HollywordsPublicity
Duane Howard (born 1963) is a First Nations actor who is known for his role as the Arikara chief Elk Dog in the 2015 film The Revenant. He has also appeared in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007), Pathfinder (2007), and other films.

Howard was born in the Nuu-chah-nulth (meaning "along the mountains and sea") First Nations territory, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.and Duane Howard.[1] He spent his early childhood in Port Alberni, Canada, and moved to Vancouver at the age of 14. At age 23, Howard conquered a drug and alcohol addiction and began working as a substance abuse counselor with at-risk youth in Vancouver.

The Revenant stars B.C. First Nations actor alongside Leonardo DiCaprio
B.C. First Nations actor Duane Howard stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in the highly anticipated film The Revenant.

"I was not intimidated but more or less like self-conscious," said Howard, a Nuu-Chah-Nulth actor, who now lives in Vancouver.

Native American actor Duane Howard overcomes all 'challenges' in his 'Revenant' role
For First Nations actor Duane Howard, a veteran screen and stunt performer, the cold chaos of "The Revenant" wasn't an ordeal but the fulfillment of a 30-year personal journey.

The Revenant's Duane Howard outfitted by Haida designer for Academy Awards red carpet

It's a designer's dream to dress a celebrity for the Academy Awards, but most designers couldn't step up to the challenge of stitching together an outfit on one week's notice.
That's exactly what happened to Haida designer Dorothy Grant, who was asked to outfit The Revenant actor, Duane Howard.

First Nations actor from Vancouver Island plays key role alongside DiCaprio in The Revenant

Duane Howard has a three-strike rule. But in his case, the third strike is not a bad thing.
“Anytime someone comes to me once, twice then comes to me a third time, it’s like, ‘OK, I have to act on it now,’” said the Vancouver Island-born actor.

The rule came into effect last year when, after a year away from acting, he was coaxed back into it by friends who told him -- on three different occasions -- that a big Hollywood production was looking for indigenous actors. In particular, one was needed for a pivotal role.

The movie was The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Downtown Eastside survivor Duane Howard plays lead indigenous role in The Revenant 

"That Duane ended up with the lead native role on The Revenant is nearly as miraculous as his survival on the streets," his IMDb bio states. "The actor had decided to take a break from the business a year before the audition call for the part of 'Elk Dog' came out, and it was upon hearing of the role from his former agent, that Duane returned to acting after initially accepting a stunt position on the film."

B.C. First Nations 'The Revenant' actor 'choked up' at DiCaprio speech

First Nations actor Duane Howard admits he "choked up" when "The Revenant" star Leonardo DiCaprio dedicated his Golden Globe trophy to indigenous communities around the world.

Howard and his friends were watching in Vancouver when DiCaprio took the stage on Sunday to claim the best dramatic film actor award for his role in the 19th century survival epic.

DiCaprio shared the award with "all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world."

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