Hollywood’s leading Maori male actor, Cliff Curtis, hails from Lord of The Rings and creative Avatar special effects nation, New Zealand. He’s starred in films with many of Oscars favored sons and daughters across his career thus far.
Yet, it was the wedding ring inscription, of the newly married and head-over-heels in love actor/ award winning film producer that reflects his creativity as an authentic Hollywood artist.
In the poetic indigenous Maori language, inscribed on the inside of Cliff’s wedding ring, are the words: Ko au, ko koe. Ko koe, ko au as a tribute to his stunning new bride and their epic great love. Translated this means: I am you. You are me. The poetic subtext: We are equal and one with each other. Or in Jewish culture, I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine–etched from the timeless Songs of King Solomon, would be a similar equivalent.
The sentiment perhaps best sums up a true star too, who seeks to serve the world with their art of cinematic storytelling. Once you enter the public eye of celebrity, you can’t really go back to where you came from, you are committed to being one with your fans as a leader of the world.
I thought that was worth sharing today from the romantic pages of a Hollywood Maori great’s life story. It made me believe in love in a new way. What a message from Curtis to Hollywood. Always heartfelt with what he offers the world through cinema, as a unique Hollywood artist of storytelling, Cliff Curtis just rocks. Love is a door of true equality. Thanks for the message Mr Curtis.
~Both pics, Venice Beach, California USA. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.26.2010~