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Taika Waititi

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Greetings, fellow entertainment enthusiasts! Jack Smith here, your source for celeb gossip. Today, we’re taking a look at the quirky world of New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian Taika Waititi.

Film Feats:

  • Taika’s film journey kicked off with the hilarious mockumentary “What We Do in the Shadows” (2014).
  • He brought us “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016), a heartwarming comedy-drama set in the New Zealand bush.
  • Then, he shook up the Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), packing it with humor and a fresh Thor.

Jojo Rabbit’s Wit:

  • Waititi gifted us “Jojo Rabbit” (2019), where he wrote, directed, and starred as a quirky imaginary Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.

Sequels and Series:

  • The man’s not stopping! Taika helmed “Thor: Love and Thunder” (2022), a sequel to “Thor: Ragnarok.”
  • On TV, he executive produces and occasionally directs the FX comedy series “What We Do in the Shadows” (2019-present).

Pirate Perfection:

  • But there’s more! Taika created, produces, directs, and stars in HBO Max’s “Our Flag Means Death” (2022-present), where he explores aristocracy turned piracy.

Versatility and Innovation:

  • Taika’s not just a filmmaker but a versatile artist. He’s taken on acting roles in films like “Avengers: Endgame” (2019) and “The Suicide Squad” (2021).
  • Plus, he’s known for his wit onscreen, as seen in “Green Lantern” (2011) and “Free Guy” (2021).
  • And, of course, he voiced Buzz Lightyear in “Lightyear” (2022).

The Risk-Taker:

  • Taika’s unique talents and his bold approach make him a standout in the industry.
  • He’s a filmmaker who dares to be different, and his work is nothing short of innovative.

Taika Waititi Biography:

Real NameTaika David Cohen
Nickname(s)Taika Waititi
Birth DateAugust 16, 1975
BirthplaceRaukokore, New Zealand
Sign of ZodiacLeo
Height5’9″ (175 cm)
Weight165 lbs (75 kg)
NationalityNew Zealand
EducationVictoria University of Wellington
ProfessionFilmmaker, actor, and comedian
Total Number Of Movies10 (as director)
Net worth$30 million
Income SourceActing, directing, writing, and producing
Years active1999–present
Marital StatusMarried (Rita Ora)
Current relationshipMarried
Partner/Wife(s)Rita Ora (2022–present), Chelsea Winstanley (2011–2018)
Offsprings1 (Matewa Kiritapu)
ParentsTaika Waititi (father), Robin Cohen (mother)
Ethnic BackgroundMāori and Ashkenazi Jewish
Current residenceLos Angeles, California

Top 10 Taika Waititi Movies and TV Shows:

1Boy201093 minutesRicky Baker
2What We Do in the Shadows (TV series)2019–present40 episodesViago von Dorna
3Hunt for the Wilderpeople2016101 minutesRicky Baker
4Thor: Ragnarok2017130 minutesKorg (voice)
5Jojo Rabbit2019108 minutesAdolf Hitler
6The Mandalorian (TV series)2019–20226 episodesIG-11
7Free Guy2021115 minutesAntoine
8Reservation Dogs (TV series)2021–present20 episodesNarrator
9Our Flag Means Death (TV series)2022–present10 episodesBlackbeard
10Thor: Love and Thunder2022119 minutesKorg / Old Kronan God (voice)

Stay tuned for more thrilling stories about your favorite stars right here on Celebs NoteBook!

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