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Taika Waititi


Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast, and is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui (father) and Jewish (mother) descent. He has been involved in the film industry for several years, initially as an actor, and now focusing on writing and directing. Two Cars, One Night is Taika's first professional film-making ... See full bio »

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"The Grand Tour: The Fall Guys"

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May try to find the fastest way from the Big Apple to Niagara Falls in Season 2, Episode 2 of "The Grand Tour." Episode 2 is available Friday, Dec. 15.

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The Thor: Ragnarok cast reveal which star had the cast in stitches during filming and which Avenger or Guardian would be the easiest to defeat in a one-on-one battle. Plus, learn more about the early career of Valkyrie, Tessa Thompson.

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Thor: Ragnarok
(2017)
Boy
Boy Alamein
(2010)

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 2018 Corpse Tub (post-production)
Storsh
 2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Korg (voice)
 2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Minister
 2011 Green Lantern
Tom Kalmaku
 2010/I Boy
Alamein
 2007 Eagle vs Shark
Gordon
 2004 Futile Attraction
Waiter (as Taika Cohen)
 2002 Tongan Ninja
Graham (voice, as Taika Cohen)
 2001 Snakeskin
Nelson (as Taika Cohen)
 1999 Scarfies
Alex (as Taika Cohen)
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Alternate Names:

T. Cohen | Taika Cohen | Count Viago

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6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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I constantly remind myself that there are terrible movies out there. I try to watch them, some of them, to give myself an understanding of what not to do. See more »

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James Rolleston was cast two days before shooting 'BOY'. See more »

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Often played a role in his movies.

Star Sign:

Leo

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