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Remembering "Jaguar Paw "In The Mel Gibson's Movie "Apocalypto"

Rudy YoungBlood is a Native American,Artist ,Musician,Dancer.He was born in Belton,Texas to his mother and his younger siblings since their father wasn't around.At the age of 10,Rudy had started working in Construction companies and learnt skills and experience from there.He had learnt bricklaying,carpentry and other skills.

He attended local schools and was competitive in boxing and track athletes in high school.After going to the movies,He became a fan of film,when he graduated,he loved Native Dance and decided to learn it and later danced in the American Indian Dance Theatre where he performed some excellent dance moves.

Following his major success in the Mel Gibson Movie "Apocalypto"the Los Angeles Times reported that his Native Ancestry had been questioned but he dismissed these claims.

For his role in Apocalypto,he had to gain mastery of Yucatec,Maya Language in order to appear as a tribesman in the movie where he performed his own stunts.

Rudy is also an activist for HIV as he engaged in AIDS walks and visited HIV infected patients in order to draw attention to them.Having seen a family member die of AIDS-related complications,he felt the need to give back and make a difference and has spoken severally about the importance of education in combating HIV/AIDS,alcoholism and drug abuse.

Having grown up looking after his sisters as a result of his mother's struggles with alcoholism,he regained a close relationship with her subsequently.

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