15 Facts about Taika Waititi and What He Does in the Limelight

15 Facts about Taika Waititi and What He Does in the Limelight

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.

What We Do in the Shadows

CRACKED.COM Taika Waititi What We Do in the Shadows began as a short film. Waititi and Jemaine Clement's vampire mockumentary was originally made as a short movie with a long title: What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews With Some Vampires.

Source: Screen Rant


CRACKED.COM Taika Waititi Не illustrated a horror anthology. Jo Randerson's The Keys to Hell, a book of twisted fairytales, features illustrations by Waititi.

Source: Google Books

Flight of the Conchords

CRACKED.COM Taika Waititi Не was the manager of Flight of the Conchords. Waititi played the duo's manager before Rhys Darby took over.

Source: World of Taika

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