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Taika Waititi

New Zealand Film Director, Writer & Actor; Known for "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Jojo Rabbit"

New Zealand Film Director, Writer & Actor; Known for "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Jojo Rabbit"

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Taika Waititi Biography

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian known for directing Thor: Ragnarok and writing and directing Jojo Rabbit. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2004 short film Two Cars, One Night.

His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film for a time. He co-directed and starred in the horror-comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014) with Jemaine Clement.

Waititi wrote the initial screenplay for the 2016 Disney film Moana, which focused on gender and family. Those elements were passed over in favor of what would become the finalized story.

In 2017, Waititi directed and played Korg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Thor: Ragnarok. That same year, Waititi won the award for New Zealander of the Year but was unable to receive it in person due to work commitments.

In 2019, he directed and portrayed Adolf Hitler in the satirical black comedy Jojo Rabbit, which he also wrote. He won an Oscar Award for Adapted Screenplay for this movie.

Waititi has described himself as a Polynesian Jew, as his father is Maori and his mother has both Irish and Russian Jewish heritage.

Taika Waititi Videos

  • Taika Waititi Breaks Down His Most Iconic Films & Characters | GQ
    Taika Waititi breaks down a few of his most iconic characters and films, including 'Thor: Ragnarok,' 'Thor: Love and Thunder,' 'Jojo Rabbit,' 'What...
  • How to Write Like Taika Waititi | Screenwriter's Lecture
    Taika Waititi shares some of his methods on writing a script, which includes writing beginning and the end first, breaking up the work load into 20...
  • Taika Waititi | BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture Series
    Join Taika Waititi, the much-loved filmmaker behind Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do In the Shadows and Thor: Ragnarok, for a hilarious lecture...

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