Adam Beach

Adam Beach

actor, producer, additional crew

Adam Beach was born on Nov 11, 1972 in Canada. Adam Beach's big-screen debut came with Magic Hour: Lost in the Barrens directed by Michael J.F. Scott in 1990, strarring Hunting Party. Adam Beach is known for Hostiles directed by Scott Cooper, Scott Shepherd stars as Wesley Quaid and Rosamund Pike as Rosalee Quaid. Adam Beach has got 8 awards and 11 nominations so far. The most recent award Adam Beach achieved is New York City International Film Festival, US. The upcoming new movie Adam Beach plays is Swan Song which will be released on Dec 17, 2021.

Adam Beach was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to live with their grandmother and then with their uncle and aunt in Winnipeg, where Adam joined drama classes and began acting in local theatre productions.Since then he has appeared in over 60 films and television programs. His performance in the Academy Award-nominated Clint Eastwood-directed Mémoires de nos pères (2006) was phenomenal. He played Ira Hayes, a Pima Native American who was one of the six US Marines to raise the American flag on Iwo Jima and who found the resulting fame hard to handle, subsequently giving way to alcoholism. This alone would have been an emotional role for Adam to play; however, during filming, both his grandmother and best friend passed away. His role as Hayes is both realistic and heartbreaking, earning him two Best Supporting Actor Award Nominations. He stands out well above the rest of the cast.Adam has been further nominated for three Awards for his role in Enterre mon coeur à Wounded Knee (2007) including a Golden Globe. He has put in terrific performances in the comedy film Joe La Crasse (2001) and the John Woo World War II war epic Windtalkers - Les messagers du vent (2002) in which he co-starred with Nicolas Cage.He headlined the cast in the Walt Disney production Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994), featured in John Singleton's Quatre frères (2005) and starred with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in the science fiction-western smash hit Cowboys & envahisseurs (2011). He had a starring recurring role in New York - Unité spéciale (1999) and Big Love (2006).In 2016, he played Christopher Weiss / Slipknot in the supervillain film Suicide Squad (2016).Adam hopes to be appointed leader of his Lake Manitoba First Nation.

  • Birthday

    Nov 11, 1972
  • Place of Birth

    Ashern, Manitoba, Canada
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Known For


8 wins & 11 nominations

New York City International Film Festival, US
Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film
Winner - Festival Award
American Indian Film Festival
Best Actor
Winner - American Indian Movie Award
Monkey Beach (2020)
Best Actor
Winner - American Indian Movie Award
Johnny Tootall (2005)
Best Actor
Winner - American Indian Movie Award
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