Billy Two Rivers

Billy Two Rivers (Mohawk name Kaientaronkwen), born May 5, 1935, is a retired Canadian professional wrestler. He began wrestling professionally in 1953 and competed until 1977. During his career, he wrestled in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada. After retiring from wrestling, he became a leader of the Mohawk nation on the Kahnawake reservation. He played a major role in blockading the Honoré Mercier Bridge during the 1990 Oka Crisis. He has also appeared in several movies. Two Rivers was trained by Don Eagle, a former World Heavyweight Champion in the Boston-based American Wrestling Association. When Don Eagle, also from Kahnawake, returned to the reservation to take a break from wrestling, he met Two Rivers and agreed to take him to Columbus, Ohio for training. The training lasted for two years, during which time Two Rivers increased his weight to 205 pounds while learning how to wrestle. Two Rivers made his professional debut in February 1953 in Detroit, Michigan. He spent the next several years competing in the United States, first in Ohio and then throughout the Atlantic Coast. He competed against such wrestlers as "Wild Bull" Curry and Larry Hamilton.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 5th, 1935
Place of birth
Kahnawake 14
Ethnicity
Mohawk

Family

Children

Movie performances

1. Pocahontas: The Legend (1995)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
Daniele J. Suissa

Pocahontas: The Legend is a 1999 drama film that fictionalizes the young life of the historical figure of Chief Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas and her relationship with Captain John Smith. This film was directed by Danièle J. Suissa and stars Sandrine Holt as the titular heroine. It was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is the third live-action feature film based on the life of Pocahontas and John Smith, the others being Pocahontas and John Smith and Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. John Rolfe, the second husband of Pocahontas, does not appear in this motion picture. Two actors in this film has been involved in other Pocahontas-related projects. Gordon Tootoosis previously voiced Kekata the shaman in Disney's 1995 animated film. Billy Merasty, who acted as Kocoum, would six years later portray a Kiskiack in The New World.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Pocahontas
English
Canada

2. Black Robe (1991)

Adventure, Drama, History
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
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Stéphane Reichel
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Sue Milliken
8 Show list

Black Robe is a 1991 film directed by Bruce Beresford. The screenplay was written by Irish Canadian author Brian Moore, who adapted it from his novel of the same name. The film's main character, Father LaForgue, is played by Lothaire Bluteau, with other cast members including Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, August Schellenberg, Gordon Tootoosis and Raoul Trujillo. It was the first official co-production between a Canadian film team and an Australian one. It was shot entirely in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Awards

1992 AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
1992 Golden Reel Award
1991 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
1991 Genie Award for Best Motion Picture
1991 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction
1991 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design
1991 Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Screenplay
1991 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
John Hay
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Renée April
Latin, English, Mohawk, Algonquin, Cree language
Australia, Canada

Wikipedia

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