We haven't heard from Oklahoma actor Wes Studi ("The Last of the Mohicans," "Dances with Wolves," "Mystery Men") for quite a while " he always did seem like the quiet type " but suddenly, he's top-of-mind again.
The main reason: "Avatar."
Perhaps you've heard of it. It's only the second highest-grossing movie ever made. In James Cameron's 3-D, CGI, insert-other-initials-here epic, Studi plays the character Eytukan. We're pretty sure he's one of the blue ones.
It's a supporting role, but Studi's front and center for a new TV project: a pair of public service announcements by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, encouraging American Indians to get the H1N1 vaccine.
According to the department, the minority group is four times more likely than the general population to be hit with the flu virus.
Irony alert: "Avatar" is so long that your chances of contracting H1N1 while seeing it are through the roof, due to prolonged exposure to fellow theatergoers. Plus, it's almost certain you'll walk away with a splitting headache from the 3-D glasses and a severe case of sore ass.