Born 17 December 1947 – Wes Studi, a Cherokee actor who has received much-merited praise for his screen portrayals of Native Americans. Studi has appeared in “Dances with Wolves,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” “Geronimo: An American Legend,” and “Pow-Wow Highway.”
While most of these facts about Studi are well-known, few individuals recall that he was a cast member in one of the few indisputably great movies ever made: “Deep Rising.” I remind everyone that in order to achieve cinematic greatness a film must possess three elements: A devastatingly violent monster, a group of men with a variety of powerful weapons who nevertheless get murdered in graphic ways by aforementioned monster, and a cute Asian babe. These things are all present in “Deep Rising,” and it is therefore great.
And before people start complaining, please understand that I don’t make the cinematic rules, I merely enforce them.
Below – Uma Damon, Bestower of Cinematic Greatness, in “Deep Rising”