Apocalypto is an American epic historical adventure movie, it was shot sixteen years ago and was directed by Mel Gibson, now meet the lead actor.
The Apocalypto movie’s plot centers on a young man named Jaguar Paw, a late Mesoamerican hunter who is captured along with his fellow tribesmen by an invading force, taken on a deadly journey to a world dominated by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family, he makes a desperate break to return home and eventually save his way of life.
Regarded as one of the greatest adventure films of all time, Apocalypto earned three nominations, including Best Achievement in Makeup, Best Achievement in Sound Editing, and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, at the 2007 Academy Awards.
However, meet the man who played the lead role in the Apocalypto movie.
Rudy Youngblood is a 39-year-old American actor, musician, dancer, and artist.
Born in Texas, United States, Rudy was educated at Belton High School, United States. He developed his early fondness for acting when he frequently went to the cinema. However, in 2006, at the age of 24, Rudy played the compellingly leading role of Jaguar Paw in the Apocalypto film.
He learned the Yucatec Maya language in order to fit for the role of a tribesman in the film, in which all dialogue was delivered in Maya. For his outstanding performance in the film, he was awarded the Best Actor award at the fifteenth annual First Americans in the Arts awards.