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Forrest Goodluck


Forrest Goodluck (born August 6, 1998) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Hugh Glass's son Hawk in the 2015 film The Revenant, his supporting role as Adam Red Eagle, a two-spirit teenager sent to a conversion therapy camp, in the 2018 British-American film The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and for portraying ecoterrorist Michael in the 2022 film How to Blow Up a Pipeline.


A Native American, Goodluck was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His father, Kevin, is Navajo. His mother Laurie's ancestry includes Hidatsa, Mandan, Navajo, and Tsimshian.


Goodluck's first acting experience was during a sixth-grade production of A Charlie Brown Christmas at his elementary school: later he performed in stage and theater productions in middle and high school. At age 13, he auditioned for Native American director Chris Eyre's film Man Called Buffalo, which never made it to production, but did allow him to network with future casting directors.


Goodluck auditioned for the part of Hawk in the 2015 film The Revenant when he was 15 years old. The Revenant was his first feature film role. Goodluck won Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor (14–21) at the 37th Young Artist Awards for his role as Hawk.


In February 2016, he was cast to appear in a pilot for the Hulu drama Citizen as Guero, a “wiry graduate of the streets who serves as the charismatic and bipolar leader of a group called 'Baby Narcos.'” In November 2016, it was announced Goodluck would star opposite Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane in The Miseducation of Cameron Post. He starred as Saul Indian Horse in the 2017 drama Indian Horse about the dark history of Canadian boarding schools and the Aboriginal people.


In 2023, he played the self-taught explosive expert Michael in Daniel Goldberg's eco-thriller How to Blow Up a Pipeline. A key sequence of the film was shot on the reservation where the actor's family lived, which had been affected by oil drilling.

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The Revenant as Hawk