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TAIKA WAITITI is an award-winning writer, director, actor, and New Zealand national treasure. He is best known for directing the critically-acclaimed blockbuster THOR: RAGNAROK for Marvel, which made over $850 million worldwide, as well as for writing and directing the feature films HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, BOY and the Oscar nominated short film, TWO CARS, ONE NIGHT.

His next feature film, JOJO RABBIT, will be released this fall by Fox Searchlight. Waititi wrote, directed, and produced the film, which he also stars in alongside Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, and Roman Griffin Davis. The WWII satire follows a young German boy, Jojo (Davis), who discovers that his single mother (Johansson) is hiding a young girl (McKenzie) in their attic. Aided by his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Waititi), the boy must confront his naive patriotism.

Waititi will next write, direct, and produce NEXT GOAL WINS for Fox Searchlight, based on the 2015 documentary of the same name, as well as write and direct THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman, being released November 3, 2021. He can also be seen in Shawn Levy's FREE GUY, alongside Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, and Channing Tatum on July 3, 2020 from Twentieth Century Fox.

On the small screen, he served as executive producer, co-writer, and director of this year's critically-acclaimed TV adaptation of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. FX has renewed the show for a second season. Waititi also directed an episode of THE MANDALORIAN, the first Star Wars live-action television series, coming to Disney+ November 12, 2019.


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