Taika Waititi


    Starbirth:
    August 16, 1975
Birthplace:
Wellington, New Zealand
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Overview

Taika David Cohen ONZM (born 16 August 1975), known professionally as Taika Waititi, is a New Zealand film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He is the recipient of an Academy Award, BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award, and has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film. Waititi's 2004 short film Two Cars, One Night earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. He co-directed and starred in the horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014) with Jemaine Clement, which was adapted into a television series of the same name (2019–present). The series has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. His most recent directing credits include the superhero film Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the black comedy film Jojo Rabbit (2019), the latter of which he also wrote and starred in as an "imaginary Hitler". Jojo Rabbit received six Academy Award nominations and won for Best Adapted Screenplay. Furthermore, Waititi earned a Grammy Award for producing the film's soundtrack. In addition to directing an episode of the television series The Mandalorian (2019–present), he also voices the character IG-11, for which he garnered a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.


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Thor: Love and Thunder Korg 2022
Lightyear Mo Morrison (voice) 2022
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Max Kase 2021
Free Guy Antwan Hovachelik 2021
The Suicide Squad Ratcatcher 2021
Save Ralph Ralph (voice) 2021
Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss Storsh 2020
Inside Jojo Rabbit Self 2020
Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee Self / (archive footage) 2019
Jojo Rabbit Adolf Hitler 2019
Avengers: Endgame Korg (voice) 2019
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen Self 2019
Shrimp Bartender 2018
Thor: Ragnarok Korg / Surtur / Hulk (mo-cap) 2017
Poi E: The Story of Our Song Himself 2016
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Minister 2016
What We Do in the Shadows Viago 2014
The Captain The Captain 2013
Green Lantern Tom Kalmaku 2011
42 One Dream Rush 2010
Boy Alamein 2010
Eagle vs Shark Gordon 2007
Futile Attraction Waiter 2005
What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires Viago 2005
Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! Himself/Frodo Baggins 2004
Toy Boy Jack Hammer 2004
Tongan Ninja Graham (voice) 2002
Snakeskin Nelson 2001
A New Way Home Max 2001
Scarfies Alex 1999
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All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks Narrator <mt>
What We Do in the Shadows Viago Von Dorna Schmarten Scheden Heimburg <mt>
Year of the Rabbit Musician <mt>
The Mandalorian IG-11 (voice) <mt>
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self <mt>
The Oscars Self <mt>
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Self <mt>
Flight of the Conchords Gypsy Kings Fan <mt>
Radiradirah Various <mt>
Russo Bros. Pizza Film School <blank> <mt>
Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian Self - Director & Voice of IG-11 <mt>
Rick and Morty Glootie (voice) <mt>
Our Flag Means Death Blackbeard | Edward Teach <mt>
RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Self - Special Guest <mt>
What If...? Korg (voice) <mt>
The Ellen DeGeneres Show <blank> <mt>
That's My Jam Self - Guest <mt>
The Strip Mostin <mt>
Home Movie: The Princess Bride Westley <mt>
The Strip (NZ) Mostin <mt>
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