Forrest Goodluck

Forrest Goodluck (born 6 August 1998) is an American actor. He is known for playing Hugh Glass's son Hawk in the 2015 film The Revenant, and for 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.

Forrest Goodluck
Born (1998-08-06) August 6, 1998 (age 22)

Early lifeEdit

A Native American, Goodluck was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His father is Navajo. His mother's ancestry includes Hidatsa, Mandan, Navajo, and Tsimshian.[1][2]


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.[3] 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.[3]

Goodluck auditioned for the part of Hawk in the 2015 film The Revenant when he was 15 years old.[3] The Revenant was his first feature film role.[4][5]

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'".[6] In November 2016, it was announced Goodluck would star opposite Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane in The Miseducation of Cameron Post.[7]



Year Title Role Note
2015 The Revenant Hawk
2016 Ink Destin Short film
2017 Indian Horse Saul at 15
2018 The Miseducation of Cameron Post Adam Red Eagle
Mud Joseph Short film
2019 Blood Quantum Joseph
2020 I Used to Go Here Animal
TBA Cherry TBA Post-production


Year Title Role Note
2018 Designated Survivor Wesleyan Applicant Episode: "Original Sin"
2021 The Republic of Sarah Tyler Main role

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Note
2020 Tell Me Why Michael Abila / Officer Holt

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref
2016 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film (Supporting Young Actor, Ages 14–21) The Revenant Won [8]


  1. ^ "20 Questions with Revenant Break-Out Star". Yahoo News. January 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Amy Nicholson (August 23, 2018). "Forrest Goodluck: the Native American actor ripping up the rulebook". The Guardian. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Leigh Nordstrom (December 22, 2015). "Forrest Goodluck Breaks Out". Women's Wear Daily.
  4. ^ Chancellor Agard (January 9, 2016). "Meet the 17 year old Native American Who Plays Leonardo DiCaprio's Son in The Revenant". People.
  5. ^ Emma Brown (December 21, 2015). "Discovery: Forrest Goodluck". Interview.
  6. ^ William Todd (February 28, 2016). "Forrest Goodluck Joins Cast Of Hulu's Citizen". Yahoo Entertainment.
  7. ^ Tatiana Siegel (November 18, 2016). "Chloe Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane to Star in Gay Conversion Drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "2016 nominations and winners". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on April 24, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016.

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