Six Nations actor inducted into Order Of Canada

OTTAWA — Graham Greene, Oneida of Six Nations, has been selected as on of 100 new inductees into the Order of Canada for “achievements as a pioneering and versatile actor of the stage and screen.”

Greene’s acting career has seen him through four decades of stage, television and film. He is best known for is role in Dances With Wolves, for which received an Oscar nomination. Last fall Greene was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dreamcatcher Gala.

Greene has appeared in several films throughout his career including the Twilight Saga, The Green Mile and Maina. He now stars as ‘Rafe McCawley’ in the Showcase Sci-Fi drama “Defiance”. This summer Greene is shooting a film in Canada with ‘The Help’s Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw.

The Order of Canada will be presented to Greene during a ceremony at a later date.

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20 Comments

  1. congratulations Graham, well deserved recognition. I met Graham when we worked on Jessica for 25th Street House in Saskatoon. The good old times.

  2. Watched him in Maveric. I meet him once in Stratford when he was doing a play. I was doing a delivery at the theatre and he was having a smoke and came over to talk for a few min. I asked him about the movie Maverick he said there were times he thought he was going to burst cause Gibbson, and Glover were so funny. Interesting man congratulations

  3. I’ve seen many movies staring him in it, and he is just fabulous……Sending a great big Congrats his way ! No one is more deserving :)

  4. Wonderful demeanor in spirit, always a pleasure watching his performances! >big thumbs up<! :-)

  5. Great news. Glad to hear it. Author of the piece: please proofread before posting. It may help to actually read the material out loud first.

  6. Every time I see a movie with his name in it, I think that it’s going to be a good movie. And it usually is. If it isn’t, it isn’t because of him, it’s just not a good one. I liked him best in The Red Green Show as Edgar Montrose, kept blowing things up. Very funny.

  7. Congratulations, Mr. Greene. Your acting work is always appreciated, and your community work is invaluable. The Order of Canada is barely a tribute to your past achievements.

  8. Mr. Greene is my favorite actor, I think one of my favorite movies he was in was “Clear Cut”.

    During one of my fasts in the bush a male spirit came into my circle and sat between me and my fire. The spirit reminded me of Mr. Greene, strong pride in his heritage and people that rests in the chest area. Mr Greene deserves this award, his life has not always been easy, but he has endured.

  9. I used the documentary “The War That Made America” for years in class. His handling of the native perspective made for interesting discussions as students realized there were other points of view in American history. Thanks.

  10. I’ve been a fan of Mr. Greene’s for a long time. Most recently I’ve enjoyed his convincing performance as a corrupt police chief in Longmire. Other work I’ve seen: Dances with Wolves, Dry Lips Ought to move to Kapuskasing, and some other tv roles. Looking up his films, I had no idea that he had been in so many! I’ll have to catch up on my viewing. Congratulations!

  11. I FIRST MET MR. GREENE WHEN HE DID “THUNDERHEART” WHICH IS JUST ABOUT MY FAVORITE MOVIE EVER. HIS CHARACTER WAS REALLY BELIEVABLE AND HIS PERSONAL CHARACTER SHONE THROUGH. I’VE BEEN A FAN EVER SINCE. LOVED HIS CHARACTER IN “DANCES WITH WOLVES” TOO. CONGRATULATIONS GRAHAM GREENE FOR YOUR “ORDER OF CANADA” RECOGNITION AND FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT AND OUTSTANDING REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INDIAN NATIONS.

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