David Gulpilil is an Australian indigenous traditional dancer, actor and artist who is famous for his work in the movie, Walkabout.

Born as David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu on July 1, 1953, he was a hunter, tracker and ceremonial dancer at his young age.

He attended the school at Maningrida in Australia’s North East Arnhem Land. He is fluent in English along with several indigenous languages.

When he was 15, his dancing skills caught the attention of British filmmaker, Nicolas Roeg and he cast him in a 1971 film, Walkabout.

Following his breakout role in the movie, he worked in several other movies such as ‘Storm Boy,’ ‘The Last Wave,’ ‘Australia’ and ‘Ten Canoes.’

David was featured in Margaret Sunderland’s 1964 opera, The Young Kabbarli.

He also performed in the movie, Crocodile Dundee, but was only paid an amount of $10,000, while the producers earned millions.

Apart from his career in dance and music, he is also a storyteller. He has written two volumes of children stories.

‘Gulpilil: One Red Blood’ is a documentary based on his life which was aired on Australian Broadcasting Corporation, in 2003.

The name of the documentary is based on his quote:

“We are all on blood. No matter where we are from, we are all one blood, the same.” (To Be Displayed)

He earned a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in the Rolf de Heer’s film, Charlie’s Country.

In May 2013, he was honored with the Prestigious Red Ochre Award at the 6th National Indigenous Arts Awards.

David recently appeared in a short film, Messiah which was directed by Damian Walshe-Howling.

As of 2018, David has garnered a net worth of approximately $1.6 million.

David has been married to Miriam Ashley since 2004. He shares his son, Jamie Gulpilil with ex-wife, Dianne Murray.

According to his official website, he is currently recovering from alcoholism and depression by dedicating himself to services in his indigenous community.