Cliff Curtis



Place of birth:

Rotorua, Île du Nord, Nouvelle-Zélande:


​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Clifford Vivian Devon "Cliff" Curtis  (born 27 July 1968) is a New Zealand actor who has had major roles in film, including The Piano, Whale Rider, and Blow, and most recently has appeared in NBC's television series Trauma. He is also co-owner of independent film production company Whenua Films. Curtis, ethnically Māori, has on film portrayed a range of ethnicities, including Latin American and Arab characters. He has appeared as a character actor in many Hollywood films, while in New Zealand he is usually the main star. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cliff Curtis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Film Credits

Avatar: The Way of Water (2020)
as Tonowari
The Meg (2018)
as 'Mac'
Risen (2016)
as Yeshua
Last Knights (2015)
as Lt. Cortez
The Dark Horse (2014)
as Genesis
A Thousand Words (2012)
as Dr. Sinja
Colombiana (2011)
as Emilio
The Last Airbender (2010)
as Fire Lord Ozai
Crossing Over (2009)
as Hamid Baraheri
Push (2009)
as Hook
10,000 BC (2008)
as Tic-Tic
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
as Bowman
Fracture (2007)
as Detective Flores
Sunshine (2007)
as Searle
The Fountain (2006)
as Captain Ariel
River Queen (2005)
as Wiremu
Spooked (2004)
as Mort Whitman
Fracture (2004)
as Inspector Franklin
Runaway Jury (2003)
as Frank Herrera
Whale Rider (2003)
as Porourangi
Point of Origin (2002)
as Mike Camello
Collateral Damage (2002)
as Claudio Perrini
The Majestic (2001)
as Prince Khalid
Training Day (2001)
as Smiley
Blow (2001)
as Pablo Escobar
Jubilee (2000)
as Billy Williams
The Insider (1999)
as Sheikh Fadlallah
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
as Cy Coates
Three Kings (1999)
as Amir Abdullah
Virus (1999)
as Hiko
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
as Kip
Deep Rising (1998)
as Mamooli
Chicken (1996)
as Zeke
Hercules in the Underworld (1994)
as Nessus
Rapa Nui (1994)
as Short Ears
Once Were Warriors (1994)
as Bully
Desperate Remedies (1993)
as Fraser
The Piano (1993)
as Mana

Production Credits

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2019)
Executive Producer
Great Expectations (2012)
Executive Producer
Boy (2010)
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
Tama Tū (2005)