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Encyclopedia > Lee Tamahori

Lee Tamahori, born 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand, is best known as a film director although he got his start as a commercial artist and photographer in the late 1970s. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... This is a list of notable photographers in the art, documentary and fashion traditions. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ...


Tamahori is of Māori ancestry on his father's side and of British ancestry on his mother's. His break as a filmmaker came with Once Were Warriors (1994), a gritty depiction of urban Māori life that was phenomenally successful in New Zealand. He then moved to Hollywood and directed the period thriller Mulholland Falls (1996), although this was not received well critically or commercially. This was followed by the successful wilderness film The Edge (1997) and Die Another Day (2002), the twentieth James Bond movie. He also directed numerous episodes of television shows, in particular an episode of The Sopranos during its second season. This article is about the indigenous people of New Zealand. ... Once Were Warriors is 1994 film based New Zealand author Alan Duffs bestselling 1990 first novel of the same name. ... ... Mulholland Falls is a neo-noir 1996 film directed by Lee Tamahori. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Edge is a 1997 survival and relationship drama film starring Anthony Hopkins as a billionaire magazine publicist and Alec Baldwin as one of his ambitious employees. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Die Another Day is the 20th film in the James Bond series and the fourth and final to star Pierce Brosnan as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Flemings commissioned image of James Bond to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists. ... This article is about the TV series. ...


Tamahori's next film was the sequel to XXX (2002), entitled XXX: State of the Union/XXX: The Next Level (2005) starring Ice Cube and Willem Dafoe; he replaced the original director, Rob Cohen. XXX movie poster XXX (also written xXx), pronounced Triple X, is a 2002 action movie starring Vin Diesel. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Ice Cube (born OShea Jackson on June 15, 1969) is an American rapper, actor and film director. ... William Dafoe, Jr. ... Director Rob Cohen on the set of Stealth Rob Cohen (born March 12, 1949 in Cornwall, New York, USA) is an American film director, producer and writer. ...


His latest film is Next (2007), a science fiction action film based on The Golden Man, a short story by Philip K. Dick. The film starred Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, and Jessica Biel. Next is a 2007 science fiction film loosely based on the science fiction short story The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Action films, or movies, are a film genre, where action sequences, such as fighting, stunts, car chases or explosions, take precedence over elements like characterization or complex plotting. ... The Golden Man is a 1954 science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. ... Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer, mostly known for his works of science fiction; additional to forty-four books currently in print, Dick wrote several short stories and minor works published in pulp magazines. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960) in Fayetteville, North Carolina is an American actress. ... Jessica Claire Biel (born March 3, 1982) is an American actress and former fashion model, and probably best known for her role as Mary Camden in the long-running family-drama series 7th Heaven and her roles in Hollywood feature films, most notably Summer Catch (2001), the 2003 remake of...


On January 8, 2006, Tamahori was arrested while trying to sell himself for sex while dressed as woman. [1]


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Lee Tamahori - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (275 words)
Lee Tamahori, born 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand, is best known as a film director although he got his start as a commercial artist and photographer in the late 1970s.
Tamahori is of Maori ancestry, and his break as a filmmaker came with Once Were Warriors (1994), a gritty depiction of urban Maori life that was phenomenally successful in New Zealand.
Tamahori's next film was the sequel to XXX (2002), entitled XXX: State of the Union/XXX: The Next Level (2005) starring Ice Cube and Willem Dafoe; he replaced the original director, Rob Cohen.
Along Came A Spider (263 words)
Lee Tamahori joined the New Zealand film industry in the late '70s as a boom operator and became an assistant director a decade later.
Tamahori's next film was the crackerjack survival thriller The Edge (1997) and featured winning performances from Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin and even Hollywood's premiere ursine actor, Bart the Bear.
Tamahori used the opportunity to cleverly pay tribute to the film's precursors in several visual homages and generally updated the franchise for the 21st century.
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