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DEWET DU TOIT
SOUTH AFRICA'S TARZAN
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During the past 5 few years Iíve been featured in the media around the globe such as newspapers and websites ranging from Germany, Sweden, Belgium, China, Japan, Vietnam, Canada, USA with ABC, BBC interviews as well as radio interviews from Australia, New Zealand to Ireland and local T.V. interviews on SABC & ETV regarding me in the run for the latest Tarzan film directed by David Yates in 2016.

Me and my twin brother, Rudolf has made Tarzan short films the past few years which has around 2 MILLION hits on YouTube!  Ever since I was 6 years old I fell in love the Tarzan character and then years later around 2012 Iíve read that a new Tarzan movie was in the works, so I immediately started making short films as my passion to become Hollywoodís next Tarzan grew stronger. With Tarzan running wild in my head, I decided to do Motivational and Environmental speaking at schools and universities with Nature Conservation with the idea to enrich children through the concept of intertwining education and entertainment which then gives you Edutainment.

International media took notice due to all the hype around the Tarzan short films, with Japan coming to South Africa twice to film me as Tarzan in a travel show along with an Asian TV presenter. The latest was by a Canadian film crew filming a reality show for NETFLIX called The Eccentrics, again focussing on my day-to-day Tarzan lifestyle. Another highlight was an invitation to be the Special Guest as Tarzan at the ďTARZAN LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE FestivalĒ in Louisiana by Al Bohl, and then later also for the DUM-DUM festival in Los Angeles, California, USA during 2012. Iím also serving as the AFRICAN AMBASSADOR with CEO Dr Ken Jones for a wildlife organization in California, USA, called ďA-TEAM FOR WILDLIFEĒ (http://a-teamforwildlife.org)

To further my career in the film industry, my twin brother and I moved to Cape Town and got involved in the stunts, bit part and picture double departments in BLACK SAILS, KINGS AND PROPHETS, DOMINION, EMPIRE OF THE SHARKS and also horse wranglers on BBC TV series TROY: Fall of a city. Something which I enjoyed as well was being a model and circus performer as Tarzan on a world class dinner-theatre show called MADAME ZINGARA.

Iíve spent several years growing up on game ranches in Namibia and Botswana and have been to numerous wildlife reserves and sanctuaries across Southern Africa. My love towards the wildlife and health and fitness industry originated since school due to my fatherís involvement and Iíve been a fitness & wildlife ambassador ever since along with my twin brother. During these years I was exposed to a variety of eco-tourism related issues such as overseas tourists, trophy hunters and environmental enthusiasts.

My head is a jungle and nature is so much a part of me in my everyday lifestyle and I believe we all should strive to make an effort to protect the last piece of nature which is left on earth. When nature disappears in the world, the nature inside us will also disappear. Stay hungry and become an eco-warrior.


ERBzine has done many features on DeWet through the years
Some of the photos we've shared are displayed below in our
PHOTO GALLERY

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CANADIAN FILM CREW IN SOUTH AFRICA
Tarzan actor, De Wet Du Toit, filming with Canadian television crew at Knysna elephant park,
 Plett elephant park, Monkeyland, Birds of eden, Tsitsikamma Khoisan village.


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DE WET IN THE NEWS

Local Tarzan pursuing childhood dream 
George Herald SAf ~ September 1, 2011 
GEORGE NEWS - An earnest, young man from George with an obsession to star in Stephen Somer's 2012 Hollywood Tarzan, has caused quite a stir on the internet. His  home-manufactured, short promotion film in which he stars as Tarzan, has thus far attracted hundreds of hits on YouTube. DeWet du Toit (23) is undeterred by derisive comments received during an interview with kykNet's Rian van Heerden, who was amused at his attempts to attract the attention of Hollywood film producers. Clad in a skimpy tiger "lappie", the shoots showed off his brawny, have-been-body-building torso to best advantage. 

 Unfazed, DeWet has since gone on shooting a new adventure drama in the Outeniqua mountains. He, in the star role as Tarzan, goes to the rescue of a beautiful blonde Jane. She has fallen into the paws of kidnappers, who happen to be poachers. It requires some agile leaps onto a railway trolley. This is where the local tourism trolley-railwaybus, the Outeniqua Power Van, came in handy. 

 He is also the director, financier, location hunter and did the casting. His twin brother, Rudolph who supports his dream, was on hand during takes in the mountains to give moral support. DeWet has encountered a vexing logistical hurdle. He needs a Zulu village for his next shoot. He is aiming to have the film in the can by next month and its premiere in  the Garden Route by October. He hopes that the film will net some money, enough to pay for his trip to Hollywood where he is determined to convince film producers to cast him as the next Tarzan. 

 Impressing Hollywood 
"While the other actors will just turn up with a portfolio to audition, I will arrive with a fully-fledged movie to show my talents," said DeWet over a cuppa at a local coffee shop. Apparently the Hollywood bosses are willing to cast an unknown actor. He has dyed his blonde locks black -in reaction to the criticism he received for wearing an ungainly wig in his first movie clip. 

 To raise funds for the movie, and enable him to take acting lessons, he has been giving talks at local schools on nature conservation. DeWet has some acting experience. He took acting lessons and starred in some TV advertisements. Craig Bruwer of Warner Brothers who has seen his YouTube debut, has advised him to further his career by taking more acting lessons in Hollywood. For more information contact DeWet on 072 782 9289.




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