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New Zealand film director and actor

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Taika Waititi: New Zealand film director and actor
Taika David Cohen, 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 as well as two further nominations. He has also received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film, with the latter still holding that title as of April 2020.

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9 new trailers to watch this week

9 new trailers to watch this week
Photo: Matt Kennedy / Focus Features Back when the pandemic was just getting started in the US, I spent a couple nights watching a pair of Taika Waititi films I hadn’t seen: Hunt for the..
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Taika Waititi on charity, homeschooling, racism and Star Wars

Thor and Jojo Rabbit filmmaker Taika Waititi tells BBC News what life has been like during lockdown
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Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi Explains How ‘Immigrant Song’ Helped Him Nail The Movie’s Tone

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Thor: Ragnarok quickly tore down what moviegoers thought they knew about the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of the God of Thunder. Director Taika Waititi injected action, humor and heart into..
WorldNews - Published

Taika Waititi awarded Queen's birthday honour for services to film

taika waititi awarded queen's birthday honour for services to film
Oscar-winning director Taika Waititi has been honoured on New Zealand’s Queen’s birthday list for services to film. The 44-year-old Māori man who hails from the east coast of the North Island has..
WorldNews - Published

Meryl Streep, Chris Hemsworth, Taika Waititi lead lockdown story time

Oscar-winning Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi led a group of celebrities in a video-conference reading of Roald Dahl's classic 'James and the Giant Peach'.
SBS - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Waititi, Bieber, Cage

Taika Waititi to direct new "Star Wars" film; Justin Bieber and wife Hailey will debut a new series on Facebook Watch; Nicolas Cage to star as Joe Exotic in limited TV series. (May 5)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Taika Waititi to direct new 'Star Wars' film along with '1917' scriptwriter

taika waititi to direct new 'star wars' film along with '1917' scriptwriter
Washington D.C. [USA], May 4 (ANI): May the fourth be with you! On the occasion of the 'Star Wars Day', here comes good news for all the saga lovers. New Zealand based filmmaker Taika...
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'Best Picture' Oscar Nominations 2020 - What’s Going to Win? The One News Page Verdict

'best picture' oscar nominations 2020 - what’s going to win? the one news page verdict
by Graham Pierrepoint - It’s that time of year again – on February 10th, millions of people all over the world will be tuning into the Academy Awards. It’s a brilliant celebration..
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi react to Oscar nominations

leonardo dicaprio, taika waititi react to oscar nominations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the Academy Awards: ——— “Ultimately, I've been able to be fortunate enough to get to work with some pretty great filmmakers. That's..
WorldNews - Published

MOVIE REVIEW: Jojo Rabbit

movie review: jojo rabbit
by Graham Pierrepoint - JOJO RABBIT IMDb Dir: Taika Waititi Starring Roman Griffin Davies, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett..
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Why 'Jojo Rabbit's Taika Waititi didn't study Hitler before playing him

Director Taika Waiiti manifested his own Hitler in 'Jojo Rabbit': "I didn’t want him to have the satisfaction of knowing that someone studied him."
USATODAY.com - Published

'Jojo Rabbit' director felt shame dressing as Hitler

"Jojo Rabbit" writer-director Taika Waititi says he felt "shame and embarrassment" seeing himself for the first time in costume as Adolf Hitler. In the World War II satire, Waititi plays a boy's..
USATODAY.com - Published

Korg Will Return For Thor: Love And Thunder, Confirms Taika Waititi

korg will return for thor: love and thunder, confirms taika waititi
Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, has confirmed that his character, Korg, will be returning for Thor's next adventure. As reported by EW, Waititi..
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Taika Waititi's WWII satire 'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto Film Festival people's choice award

Taika Waititi's World War II satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the audience award – an Oscar bellwether – at Toronto International Film Festival.
USATODAY.com - Published

Taika Waititi calls 'Jojo Rabbit' a 'love letter to mothers' at Toronto Film Festival

Taika Waititi premiered his 'love letter to mothers,' the satire "Jojo Rabbit" with Scarlett Johansson, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
USATODAY.com - Published

'The Mandalorian' team tease 'gritty' 'Star Wars' spin off

At D23, "The Mandalorian" creator Jon Favreau, actor Pedro Pascal and episode director Taika Waititi talk about what fans can expect from the TV series. (Aug. 24)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Taika Waititi's got some great advice for writers and film directors

taika waititi's got some great advice for writers and film directors
If you're a Taika Waititi fan, like I am, it's been one hell of a year. The What We Do in the Shadows TV series was absolutely brilliant. Last week, it was announced that he'd be directing the fourth..
WorldNews - Published

‘Thor 4’ Officially in the Works, Director Taika Waititi Confirms

‘thor 4’ officially in the works, director taika waititi confirms
Just ahead of San Deigo Comic-Con, Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok, has signed a deal to direct and write Thor 4. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal puts Waititi’s other major..
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