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Lee Tamahori
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Filmmaker
    (November 30, 1950- )
    Directed the films 'Once Were Warriors,' 'Mullholland Falls,' 'The Edge,' 'Along Came A Spider,' 'Die Another Day' and 'XXX State Of The Union'
    Directed episodes of the television shows 'The Sopranos' and 'The Ray Bradbury Theatre'
    Winner of the New Zealand Film & TV Award for best commercial (1990)
    Winner of the New Zealand Film & TV Award for best director (1994)
    He portrayed Maori New Zealanders as a drunken violent race resulting in much controversy for his film 'Once Were Warriors.'
    His James Bond film 'Die Another Day' is widely considered by fans to be possibly the series' worst film.
    Before starting work in the film industry he failed as a commercial artist.
    Unlike his fellow New Zealand director Peter Jackson, he abandoned his home country to live and work in Hollywood once he attained success.
    He was arrested dressed as a woman approaching an underecover male cop for prostitution (January 8, 2006).
    He is quoted as saying '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.'
    He worked his way up the film industry ladder starting out as a boom operator in the 70's.
    He won several major International film industry awards for his direction of 'Once Were Warriors' and the film received eight awards, including Best Film and best director at the New Zealand Film & Television Awards.
    He speaks with pride of both his white European heritage and his black Maori heritage.

Credit: New Zealand History X


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