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Lee Tamahori


Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature film, Once Were Warriors (1994), won the PEN First ... See full bio »

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11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Once Were Warriors
(1994)
The Edge
The Edge Director
(1997)
Next
Next Director
(2007)
Die Another Day
Die Another Day Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 2016 Mahana
 2007 Next
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1997 The Edge
 1990-1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Silent Towns (1992)
- The Long Rain (1992)
- Usher II (1990)
 1989 Thunderbox (Short)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (10 credits)
Show Show Sound department (9 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)

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Personal Quote:

Sex should not be in the movies and should be in the home, and violence should be in the movies and not in the home.

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Lee Tamahori was arrested by the police on Hollywood Boulevard because he was accused of doing blow jobs on burlesqued people. See more »

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Progresses the film through fast-paced visuals

Star Sign:

Taurus

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