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Lee Tamahori

Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature film, Once Were Warriors (1994), won the PEN First ... See full bio »
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 2007 Next
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1997 The Edge
 1990-1992 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Silent Towns (1992)
- The Long Rain (1992)
- Usher II (1990)
 1989 Thunderbox (Short)
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Sex should not be in the movies and should be in the home, and violence should be in the movies and not in the home.


Past jobs have included: commercial artist, photographer, boom operator, and assistant director See more »


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he does an awful lot of sequels MISTERRJ05
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Make another movie like The Edge sanitariumzero
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