Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi

  • Birthday: 1975-08-16
  • Place of birth: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Also know as: Taika David Cohen

Biography

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.

Filmography

The Captain

2013

As The Captain

Save Ralph

2021

As Ralph (voice)

Inside Jojo Rabbit

2020

As Self

Scarfies

1999

As Alex

Toy Boy

2004

As Jack Hammer

Boy

2010

As Alamein

Jojo Rabbit

2019

As Adolf Hitler

A New Way Home

2001

As Max

Lightyear

2022

As Mo Morrison (voice)

Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!!

2004

As Himself/Frodo Baggins

Free Guy

2021

As Antwan Hovachelik

Green Lantern

2011

As Tom Kalmaku

Eagle vs Shark

2007

As Gordon

Tongan Ninja

2002

As Graham (voice)

Snakeskin

2001

As Nelson

Shrimp

2018

As Bartender

Futile Attraction

2005

As Waiter

Thor: Ragnarok

2017

As Korg / Surtur / Hulk (mo-cap)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016

As Minister

The Suicide Squad

2021

As Ratcatcher

Avengers: Endgame

2019

As Korg (voice)

Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

2019

As Self / (archive footage)

Production

Moana

2016

As Thanks

The Incal

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As Script

Eagle vs Shark

2007

As Director

Boy

2010

As Director

Two Cars, One Night

2004

As Director

42 One Dream Rush

2010

As Director

What We Do in the Shadows

2014

As Director

Thor: Ragnarok

2017

As Director

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016

As Director

Tama Tū

2004

As Director

Team Darryl

2018

As Director

Jojo Rabbit

2019

As Director

Thor: Love and Thunder

2022

As Director

Next Goal Wins

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As Director

Team Thor: Part 2

2017

As Director

Team Thor

2016

As Director

Blazed

2013

As Director

Tower of Terror

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As Director

The Incal

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As Director

Akira

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As Director

What We Do in the Shadows

2014

As Producer

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016

As Producer

Eagle vs Shark

2007

As Casting

The Breaker Upperers

2018

As Executive Producer

Jojo Rabbit

2019

As Producer

Next Goal Wins

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As Producer

Baby Done

2020

As Executive Producer

Frybread Face and Me

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As Executive Producer

Team Thor

2016

As Producer

Your Name Isn't English

2018

As Executive Producer

Night Raiders

2021

As Executive Producer

Eagle vs Shark

2007

As Screenplay

Boy

2010

As Writer

Two Cars, One Night

2004

As Writer

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016

As Screenplay

Tama Tū

2004

As Writer

The Captain

2013

As Writer

Jojo Rabbit

2019

As Screenplay

Flash Gordon

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As Writer

Next Goal Wins

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As Screenplay

We're Wolves

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As Writer

Team Thor

2016

As Writer

Team Darryl

2018

As Writer

Akira

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As Writer

Team Thor: Part 2

2017

As Writer

Thor: Love and Thunder

2022

As Writer

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