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A 7-Year-Old From Saskatchewan Plays Leonardo DiCaprio's Son In A New Film

Isaiah Tootoosis: remember the name.

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Seven-year-old Isaiah Tootoosis, from Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, just finished work on his first Hollywood film.

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Isaiah will play Leonardo DiCaprio's son in the upcoming western thriller The Revenant. He got the gig after doing a brief audition for the role in Calgary, and his mother Rachel Berland told Eagle Feather News he was ecstatic when he got the call.

“Once I told him he was chosen, he screamed with joy. Afterwards we both screamed and jumped around with joy,” Berland said.

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The Revenant comes out in December and is inspired by the real life of 19th-century frontiersman Hugh Glass.

Isaiah isn't the first Tootoosis to take to acting. His great-grandfather was acclaimed actor Gordon Tootoosis.

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Gordon Tootoosis, who died in 2011 at age 69, had a decades-long movie and TV career in the U.S. and Canada, including in the CBC drama North of 60.

Isaiah flew to Los Angeles with his aunt Barb, where he filmed for nine days and made friends with Leo.

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Isaiah plays DiCaprio's son "Young Hawk" in the film.

Adorably, Isaiah had no clue who DiCaprio was until he got back to Canada.

“He didn’t know Leo was an actor until he came home," Berland told Eagle Feather News. "He did not really care about whom he was acting with until we put a movie on with Leo in it, his eyes lightened up and instantly, ‘Hey! I know that guy, he’s my movie dad. Boy he’s such a good actor.'"

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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