Temuera Morrison

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Name Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison as Jango Fett

Character Playing Jango Fett, Boba Fett's father.
In the movie(s) Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones
Originally from New Zealand

Other Roles
(From imdb.com)

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) .... Jango Fett 
Crooked Earth (2000) .... Will Bastion 
Happy Birthday 2 You (2000) (TV) (archive footage) .... Himself 
Ihaka: Blunt Instrument (2000) (TV) .... Tito Ihaka 
Vertical Limit (2000) .... Major Rasul 
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000) (V) .... The Hangman 
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999) .... Jake Heke 
Six Days Seven Nights (1998) .... Jager 
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) .... Juliano 
Little White Lies (1996) .... Tim 
Whipping Boy (1996) .... Jack 
Broken English (1996) .... Manu 
Island of Dr. Moreau, The (1996) .... Azazello 
Barb Wire (1996) .... Axel Hood 
"New Zealand at War" (1995) TV Series (voice) .... Narrator 
Once Were Warriors (1994) .... Jake Heke 
"Shortland Street" (1992) TV Series .... Dr. Hone Ropata (1992-1995) 
Grasscutter, The (1990) .... Detective Sergeant Harris 
Mauri (1988) .... Young Cop 
Never Say Die (1988) .... Alf Winters 
"Adventurer" (1987) TV Series .... Maru 
"Gloss" (1987) TV Series .... Sean 
Other Halves (1984) .... Tony 

Biography from Hollywood.com
This handsome, compact actor of Maori descent garnered international attention for his portrayal as the abusive and alcoholic Jake in Lee Tamahori's "Once Were Warriors" (1994). The son of a musician and nephew of famed New Zealand entertainer Sir Howard Morrison, he was raised in Rotarua, a noted tourist spot in his homeland. After completing his schooling, Morrison briefly worked with his uncle before deciding to pursue an acting career. Through the Special Performing Arts Training Scheme (SPATS), he gained experience which led to his early feature work in "Other Halves" (1985), in which he was the friend of a Maori teenager romancing an older white woman. Other roles soon followed in the stunningly photographed "Mauri" (1988) and as a laid-back reporter in the James Bond spoof "Never Say Die" (also 1988). Morrison served as a language advisor on Jane Campion's acclaimed "The Piano" (1993) before landing his star-making role in "Once Were Warriors". He had been appearing in a heartthrob role on a New Zealand TV series when he auditioned for the role of Jake. Once cast, he undertook an intensive physical program to increase his body weight and bulk. Delivering a powerhouse portrayal of an irresponsible, fiery brute, the actor also endowed the character with charm and sexuality. There was a palpable heat between Morrison and his co-star Rena Owen who played his put-upon wife Beth, making their relationship believable despite his character's abuse. Based on the international success of "Warriors", Morrison made the leap to Hollywood films, but the roles were substandard and the films were box office flops. He was virtually wasted as Pamela Lee's love interest in the execrable "Barb Wire" (1996) and fared no better (although was unrecognizable) as one of the half-human, half-beast servants to Marlon Brando in the ill-advised remake of "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (also 1996). Just when it appeared Morrison's US career might be doomed, he landed a major supporting role as a crew member on a luxury liner in Jan De Bont's highly anticipated sequel "Speed 2: Cruise Control" (1997). Despite a strong opening, however, the film was generally considered a disappointment.

From Star Wars.com:
Temuera Morrison

Maori actor Temuera Morrison's award winning performance in the film Once Were Warriors opened doors to several Hollywood roles. He is excited to join the cast of Episode II as a bounty hunter. "I have admired Temuera since first seeing him in Once Were Warriors," said Casting Director Gurland. "When George [Lucas] was creating this role I spoke to him about Tem and he also thought Temuera would be a wonderful addition to the cast." Over the years, Morrison has appeared in such films as Barb Wire, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Speed 2, Six Days Seven Nights and Hangman's Daughter. 

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