Hail to the… Chief? Movie Star Gil Birmingham’s Journey in Photos [25 Pictures]

Source: facebook.com/therealgilbirmingham / Gil Birmingham sits in the Oval Office on the set of 'House of Cards.'

Indian Country Today

Gil Birmingham, Comanche, is one of the most successful Native actors working today.

His recent film credits include episodes of the Twilight Saga, Crooked Arrows, Shouting Secrets, Rango (voice only), and The Lone Ranger. He's also on a hot streak in TV work, having appeared on Banshee, House of Cards, and Vegas.

Birmingham might also be the most popular Native actor on Facebook, where his page has nealy 290,000 likes. He rewards his fans with photos from his personal archives — movie premieres, behind-the-scenes, and images from his everyday life. He often tags them "Throwback Thursday" (it's a Twitter thing — see the #tbt hashtag), and they're heavily shared around. Here's a sampling, source material for a movie, perhaps: The Gil Birmingham Story.