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Stilgar is a character in the 2021 film Dune and the 2024 film Dune: Part Two. He is portrayed by by Javier Bardem.

Stilgar is a Fremen Fedaykin and the Naib of Sietch Tabr, though hailing from the southern hemisphere of the planet Arrakis.

Character description[]

Stilgar will do anything to protect the life and culture of his people—guardians of the Arrakis deserts known as the Fremen. He is revered as a man of great wisdom, born of a deep symbiotic relationship with the wilds of Dune; a primal survivor who has made the most dangerous planet in the universe his home.[1]


Dune (2021)[]

Stilgar first appears when Duncan Idaho introduces him to Leto and House Atreides.

After Paul and Jessica crash in the desert after escaping the Sardaukar troops, Stilgar finds them in the desert, and momentarily surrounds them with his tribe of Fremen. Stilgar initially orders that the two are killed, but is quick to change his mind when Jessica shows him that she is a fighter. Stilgar orders that the two be given sanctuary with the tribe until they reach their base, but things become more difficult when Jamis objects.

After challenging Jessica to a duel, Jamis falls at the hands of Paul and therefore Stilgar welcomes Paul within the tribe, hailing the Fremen's vow of a life-for-a-life.

Physical appearance[]


Differences from the original character[]

Stilgar is adapted from the character of the same name from the original Dune novel.

The film Stilgar is described by Chani and Shishakli to hail from southern Arrakis.



  • That's very honorable, I must go. - Dune (2021)
  • "I recognise you." - Dune (2021)
  • "Honor requires that I'd be elsewhere" - Dune (2021)


Promotional images[]


Characters from Dune: Part One and Dune: Part Two