The Killers of the Flower Moon cast features Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Martin Scorsese’s 2023 Apple TV+ movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Killers of the Flower Moon takes place in 1920s Oklahoma. When the Osage Nation becomes wealthy due to oil, a white businessman enlists his nephew for a malicious conspiracy. The narrative follows a man named Ernest Burkhart as he marries a Native American woman while secretly plotting against her. Here’s every main actor and character in Killers of the Flower Moon, an adaptation of David Grann’s 2017 book.
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Killers of the Flower Moon Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart
Character Profile: A U.S. military veteran. He returns home to Oklahoma and marries a wealthy Osage woman. Ernest maintains a naive persona while secretly strategizing against Native Americans with his uncle.
DiCaprio’s Resume: Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997), Billy in The Departed (2006), Cobb in Inception (2010), Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Rick Dalton in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
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Killers of the Flower Moon Cast: Robert De Niro as William Hale
Character Profile: Ernest’s uncle. He is a well-respected man within the Osage community. William plots against Native Americans by targeting their oil money.
De Niro’s Resume: Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver(1976), Michael in The Deer Hunter (1978), Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), Neil McCauley in Heat (1995)
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Killers of the Flower Moon Cast: Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart
Character Profile: Ernest’s wife. She is a mild-mannered Osage woman with diabetes. Mollie doesn’t believe that Ernest would betray her.
Gladstone’s Resume: Marlene in Winter in the Blood (2013), The Rancher in Certain Women (2016), Roxanne in Billions (2019-), Chief Factor’s Wife in First Cow (2019), Hokti in Reservation Dogs (2022-23)
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Killers of the Flower Moon Cast: Jesse Plemons as Tom White
Character Profile: A BOI agent. He arrives in Oklahoma to investigates a series of deaths. Tom keeps an eye on Ernest and William.
Plemons’ Resume: Todd in Breaking Bad (2012-13), Val Dodd in The Master (2012), Ed Blumquist in Fargo (2015), Chuckie O’Brien in The Irishman (2019), George Burbank in The Power of the Dog (2021)
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Killers of the Flower Moon Cast: Tantoo Cardinal as Lizzie Q
Character Profile: Mollie’s mother. She is a proud Osage woman with traditional views. Lizzie dies shortly after one of her daughters mysteriously passes away.
Cardinal’s Resume: Black Shawl in Dances with Wolves (1990), Pet in Legends of the Fall (1994), June in Shouting Secrets (2011), Alice Crowheart in Wind River (2017), The Dreamer in See (2019)
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The Killers of the Flower Moon cast also includes:
- John Lithgow as Prosecutor Peter Leaward
- Brendan Fraser as W.S. Hamilton
- Cara Jade Myers as Anna
- Janae Collins as Reta
- Jillian Dion as Minnie
- Jason Isbell as Bill Smith
- William Belleau as Henry Roan
- Louis Cancelmi as Kelsie Morrison
- Scott Shepherd as Byron Burkhart
- Everett Waller as Paul Red Eagle
- Talee Redcorn as Non-Hon-Zhin-Ga / Traditional Leader
- Yancey Red Corn as Chief Bonnicastle
- Tatanka Means as John Wren
- Tommy Schultz as Blackie Thompson
- Sturgill Simpson as Henry Grammer
- Ty Mitchell as John Ramsey
- Gary Basaraba as Detective Burns
- Charlie Musselwhite as Alvin Reynolds
- Pat Healy as Agent John Burger
- J.C. MacKenzie as Radio Announcer
- Jack White as Radio Show Actor
- Randy Houser as Scott Mathis
- Pete Yorn as Acie Kirby
- Larry Fessenden as Radio Voice (for Hale)
- Martin Scorsese as Radio Show Producer
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