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Young Sask. actor to attend The Revenant premiere with Leonardo DiCaprio

Isaiah Tootoosis, the great-grandson of Gordon Tootoosis, will attend the premiere of The Revenant in Los Angeles.

Isaiah Tootoosis, the great-grandson of Gordon Tootoosis, appears in The Revenant

This still image from The Revenant trailer shows Isaiah Tootoosis, the great-grandson of Gordon Tootoosis, with Leonardo DiCaprio. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox/trailer)

Isaiah Tootoosis, the great-grandson of famed actor Gordon Tootoosis, will attend the premiere of The Revenant in Los Angeles.

Tootoosis, who was seven years old when CBC spoke to him this summer, plays Leonardo DiCaprio's son in the film. It was directed by Academy Award winner Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, Biutiful).

Many of the wintry, outdoor scenes were shot in Alberta. The young actor travelled to L.A. to shoot his scenes.

Isaiah Tootoosis leaves Saskatoon for the premiere of the film The Revenant in Los Angeles. (CBC)

Tootoosis rushed through the Saskatoon airport with his mother on Tuesday to catch his plane. The premiere happens at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday night.

The young actor lives on the Poundmaker First Nation, west of North Battleford. He and his cousin attended an open call for First Nations actors in Calgary.

Read more about his experience here

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