Cast and Crew of Dune

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About Dune

Dune is a highly anticipated science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, based on the classic novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. The movie tells the story of Paul Atreides, a young man with exceptional abilities and a great destiny that he is only beginning to understand. Played by the talented Timothée Chalamet, Paul is the son of Duke Leto Atreides, who is entrusted with the stewardship of the planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. This desert planet is the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, melange or "spice," which grants users extended life, heightened awareness, and prescience.

Paul's mother, Lady Jessica Atreides, is portrayed by the equally impressive Rebecca Ferguson. She is a member of the Bene Gesserit, an all-female religious order with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Lady Jessica is also Duke Leto's concubine, and Paul is her firstborn son. Throughout the film, Lady Jessica plays a crucial role in supporting and guiding Paul as he navigates the dangerous world of Dune and comes to terms with his destiny.

As the Atreides family arrives on Dune, they quickly realize that they have enemies who will stop at nothing to gain control of the spice. The Harkonnens, the previous rulers of Arrakis, have been plotting to reclaim the planet and its resources. Led by the ruthless Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, they launch a surprise attack on the Atreides, forcing Paul and his mother to flee into the vast desert wasteland of Dune. There, they must learn to survive among the native Fremen people and uncover the secrets of the planet, all while evading the Harkonnens' relentless pursuit. With its stunning visuals, compelling characters, and thrilling action, Dune promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience for fans of science fiction and adventure alike.

Dune is part of the Dune Collection, together with Dune: Part Two and Dune: Part Three .

Full Cast of Dune

Timothée Chalamet
plays Paul Atreides

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides
Timothée Chalamet's portrayal of Paul Atreides in 'Dune' is nothing short of mesmerizing. He skillfully navigates the complex emotional journey of his character, from a sheltered young man to a formidable leader. Chalamet's performance is marked by a quiet intensity that simmers beneath the surface, erupting in moments of raw emotion and power. His nuanced acting, coupled with his physical transformation, fully embodies the essence of Paul Atreides, making him a standout in this epic sci-fi saga. See Timothée Chalamet's other roles

Rebecca Ferguson
plays Lady Jessica Atreides

Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides
Rebecca Ferguson delivers a captivating performance as Lady Jessica Atreides in Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'. Her portrayal of the Bene Gesserit concubine and mother to Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is both fierce and compassionate. Ferguson's nuanced acting brings depth to Lady Jessica's complex character, as she navigates her allegiance to the sisterhood, her love for her son, and her role in the political intrigue of the Atreides' new home, Arrakis. Her on-screen presence is commanding, and her performance is a standout in this epic sci-fi adaptation. See Rebecca Ferguson's other roles

Oscar Isaac
plays Duke Leto Atreides

Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides
Oscar Isaac delivers a commanding performance as Duke Leto Atreides in the movie 'Dune'. He portrays the noble and strategic leader with a sense of gravitas and warmth, making his character not only a formidable figure but also a loving father to Paul Atreides. Isaac's nuanced portrayal adds depth to the character, making his eventual fate all the more tragic and impactful. His performance is a standout in the ensemble cast, showcasing his versatility as an actor. See Oscar Isaac's other roles

Jason Momoa
plays Duncan Idaho

Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho

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Josh Brolin
plays Gurney Halleck

Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
Josh Brolin delivers a noteworthy performance as Gurney Halleck in the movie 'Dune'. Brolin's portrayal of the gruff and battle-hardened mentor to the protagonist, Paul Atreides, is both commanding and nuanced. His character's loyalty and dedication to the Atreides family is evident in every scene, and Brolin's ability to convey Gurney's deep affection for Paul adds a layer of emotional depth to the character. Additionally, Brolin's physicality and intensity bring a sense of realism to the action scenes, making Gurney a formidable and memorable character in the movie. See Josh Brolin's other roles

Stellan Skarsgård
plays Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
In the 2021 adaptation of 'Dune', Stellan Skarsgård delivers a chilling performance as the villainous Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. With minimal screen time, Skarsgård manages to create a menacing presence that lingers long after the credits roll. His portrayal of the grotesque and power-hungry Harkonnen is both physically and emotionally imposing, with Skarsgård's towering frame and deep, gravelly voice adding to the character's intimidating aura. Despite the heavy prosthetics and makeup, Skarsgård's performance is nuanced and layered, revealing glimpses of the character's cunning intelligence and ruthless ambition. Overall, Skarsgård's portrayal of Baron Harkonnen is a standout performance in an already impressive cast. See Stellan Skarsgård's other roles

Stephen McKinley Henderson
plays Thufir Hawat

Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat

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Javier Bardem
plays Stilgar

Javier Bardem as Stilgar

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Sharon Duncan-Brewster
plays Dr. Liet Kynes

Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Dr. Liet Kynes

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Chang Chen
plays Dr. Wellington Yueh

Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh

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Dave Bautista
plays Beast Rabban Harkonnen

Dave Bautista as Beast Rabban Harkonnen
Dave Bautista's portrayal of Beast Rabban Harkonnen in 'Dune' is a standout performance that showcases his versatility as an actor. Bautista brings a menacing intensity to the role, making Rabban a formidable and intimidating presence on screen. His physicality, honed through his wrestling background, is effectively utilized to convey Rabban's brute strength and ruthless nature. Despite his character's brutal actions, Bautista manages to inject a layer of complexity, hinting at Rabban's internal conflicts and his struggle for power within the Harkonnen family. Overall, Bautista's performance is a chilling and captivating portrayal of one of the most fearsome characters in the 'Dune' universe. See Dave Bautista's other roles

David Dastmalchian
plays Piter de Vries

David Dastmalchian as Piter de Vries

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plays Chani

Zendaya as Chani

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Charlotte Rampling
plays Reverend Mother Mohiam

Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam

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Babs Olusanmokun
plays Jamis

Babs Olusanmokun as Jamis

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Benjamin Clémentine
plays Herald of the Change

Benjamin Clémentine as Herald of the Change

Benjamin Clémentine was born on December 7, 1988 and is currently 35 years old.

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Souad Faress
plays Bene Gesserit Sister

Souad Faress as Bene Gesserit Sister

Souad Faress was born on March 25, 1948 and is currently 76 years old.

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Golda Rosheuvel
plays Shadout Mapes

Golda Rosheuvel as Shadout Mapes

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Roger Yuan
plays Lieutenant Lanville

Roger Yuan as Lieutenant Lanville

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Seun Shote
plays Arrakeen Residency Gardener

Neil Bell
plays Sardaukar Bashar

Neil Bell as Sardaukar Bashar

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Oliver Ryan
plays Hawat Specialist

Stephen Collins
plays Harkonnen Trooper

Stephen Collins as Harkonnen Trooper

Stephen Collins was born on October 1, 1947 and is currently 76 years old.

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Charlie Rawes
plays Harkonnen Trooper

Charlie Rawes as Harkonnen Trooper

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Richard Carter
plays Harkonnen Trooper

Benjamin Dilloway
plays Sardaukar Assassin

Elmi Rashid Elmi
plays Shamir

Tachia Newall
plays Tanat

Tachia Newall as Tanat

Tachia Newall was born on January 10, 1990 and is currently 34 years old.

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Gloria Obianyo
plays Female Fremen

Fehinti Balogun
plays Male Fremen

Dora Kápolnai-Schvab
plays Baron Servant

plays Baron Servant

Joelle as Baron Servant

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Jimmy Walker
plays Atreides Lieutenant

Paul Bullion
plays Sardaukar Soldier

Milena Sidorova
plays Human Spider Proxy

János Timkó
plays Harkonnen Guard

Jean Gilpin
plays Bene Gesserit Ancestor (voice)

Marianne Faithfull
plays Bene Gesserit Ancestor (voice)

Marianne Faithfull as Bene Gesserit Ancestor (voice)

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Ellen Dubin
plays Bene Gesserit Ancestor (voice)

Ellen Dubin as Bene Gesserit Ancestor (voice)

Ellen Dubin is a Canadian film and television actress.

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