N!xau (Gcao Coma)
N!xau, a San from the Kalahari Desert, was discovered by director Jamie Uys and cast in the lead role in the 1980 movie The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980). He received only a few hundred dollars for his work in that film, but was astute enough to negotiate for over half a million for his appearance in the sequel, The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989). Read more... unknown. His age when he died was estimated to be 59, as not even N!xau himself was sure of his birthdate.