::Presley Chweneyagae


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Presley Chweneyagae (born 1984 in the North West Province, South Africa) is a South African actor, best known for starring in the film Tsotsi, which won the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards. His mother, Agnes Keagile named him after her favourite singer, Elvis Presley. Although he had acted before in plays, Tsotsi was his first feature film.

He has recently been focusing on stage plays and more films. His latest films include More Than Just a Game, State of Violence and Africa United. He is currently doing a play about Solomon Mahlangu, a former MK cadre who was hanged at the age of 21. Chweneyagae was later rumored to be playing a small role in the 2009 film District 9, which was filmed on location in Soweto, as was Tsotsi. However this rumor was not fact and was formed from a scene in a District 9 trailer where an actor who resembles Tsotsi is in a van asking for a Bulletproof vest. This role was actually played by Mandla Gaduka.

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