Indigenous actor takes turn as stuntman in ‘The Revenant’ – CBC

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Indigenous actor takes turn as stuntman in ‘The Revenant’ – CBC

by pmnationtalk on December 22, 2015352 Views

Conway Kootenay hopes Hollywood blockbuster leads to movie career

Dec 21, 2015

For nearly six weeks, Conway Kootenay worked gruelling 16-hour days in sub-zero weather, all for six minutes of usable footage.

But those six minutes are the first moments of The Revenant, a Hollywood blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio, set to open in just a few days.

The scene is shot seamlessly on one camera using only natural light, what’s becoming a trademark style of director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

“He would shoot the last two hours of sunlight, so all day long we would rehearse our scenes,” Kootenay told Edmonton AM radio host Mark Connolly, Monday.

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