Taika Waititi

Birthday:

08/16/1975

Place of birth:

Wellington, New Zealand:

Biography:

Taika David Cohen ONZM (born 16 August 1975), known professionally as Taika Waititi /ˈtaɪkə waɪˈtiːti/, 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.


Film Credits

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
as Korg
Lightyear (2022)
as
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
as Max Kase
Free Guy (2021)
as Antwan Hovachelik
The Suicide Squad (2021)
as Ratcatcher 1
Save Ralph (2021)
as Ralph (voice)
Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss (2020)
as Storsh
Inside Jojo Rabbit (2020)
as Self
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
as Adolf Hitler
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
as Korg (voice)
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2019)
as Self
Shrimp (2018)
as Bartender
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
as Korg / Surtur / Hulk (mo-cap)
Poi E: The Story of Our Song (2016)
as Himself
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
as Minister
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
as Viago
The Captain (2013)
as The Captain
Green Lantern (2011)
as Tom Kalmaku
Boy (2010)
as Alamein
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
as Gordon
Futile Attraction (2005)
as Waiter
What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)
as Viago
Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! (2004)
as Himself/Frodo Baggins
Tongan Ninja (2002)
as Graham (voice)
Snakeskin (2001)
as Nelson
A New Way Home (2001)
as Max
Scarfies (1999)
as Alex

Production Credits

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
Director
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
Writer
Night Raiders (2021)
Executive Producer
Baby Done (2020)
Executive Producer
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Director
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Screenplay
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Producer
Your Name Isn't English (2018)
Executive Producer
The Breaker Upperers (2018)
Executive Producer
Team Darryl (2018)
Director
Team Darryl (2018)
Writer
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Director
Team Thor: Part 2 (2017)
Director
Moana (2016)
Thanks
Team Thor (2016)
Director
Team Thor (2016)
Writer
Team Thor (2016)
Producer
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Director
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Screenplay
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Producer
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Director
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Writer
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Producer
The Captain (2013)
Writer
Blazed (2013)
Director
42 One Dream Rush (2010)
Director
Boy (2010)
Director
Boy (2010)
Writer
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
Director
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
Screenplay
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
Casting
What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)
Director
What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)
Writer
What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)
Executive Producer
Two Cars, One Night (2004)
Director
Two Cars, One Night (2004)
Writer
Tama Tū (2004)
Director
Tama Tū (2004)
Writer
We're Wolves ()
Writer
Frybread Face and Me ()
Executive Producer
Tower of Terror ()
Director
Akira ()
Director
Akira ()
Writer
The Incal ()
Director
The Incal ()
Script
Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Film ()
Director
Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Film ()
Writer
Next Goal Wins ()
Director
Next Goal Wins ()
Producer
Flash Gordon ()
Writer
Next Goal Wins ()
Screenplay