The man, the myth, the kiwi. The Academy Award winner whose best role is probably Hitler has traveled a long and weird road from where he started. What We Do in Shadows was his first big claim to fame, but since then he's been in everything from Marvel to HBO – he's ridden the gamut of films all the way around, high culture to well, whatever the new Thor movie is about. 

From his start making art in New Zealand till the time he fell asleep at the Oscars to whatever the hell he and Jemaine Clement are up to, Taika Waititi's been making some of the weirder and more interesting stuff around, including potentially the world's largest fishing hook. Here are some facts and figures about the Oscar-winning director who you probably only know because he made Thor hot. Here's some fun trivia you can pull out, and if you win the next pun night throw us a hot pretzel with that good cheese sauce. Just directly at your computer. We'll get it.

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