Five Favorite Films with Boy Director Taika Waititi

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Multi-talented New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi established himself on the local comedy circuit and scored an Academy Award nomination for his 2004 short, Two Cars, One Night, though chances are you'll be most familiar with his behind-the-scenes work on TV's Flight of the Conchords, where he collaborated with friends Jemaine Clement, James Bobin and recently-minted Oscar winner Bret McKenzie. Waitiki's first feature, Eagle vs Shark, earned cult notices, but it's with his follow-up, Boy, that the director really comes into his own. With the movie opening in the US this week, we sat down for a conversation with Waititi about making Boy, his experiences with Hollywood (he appeared in last year's Green Lantern) and his plans with Jemaine Clement to make a vampire comedy. But first, here are his five favorite films. Back to Article

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