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Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis


7/27/1968, Rotorua, New Zealand

Birth Name

Clifford Vivian Devon Curtis


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Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, Aotearoa, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968. Cliff is of New Zealand Maori descent. In his youth he learned traditional Maori fighting styles and later enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. Cliff was…more


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    • Cliff: Maybe when I'm in my 70s, I'll get a Ph.D. and become an economist philosopher.

    • Cliff: (On his role in Runaway Jury) That's my foot over there next to Dustin Hoffman as he walks past and talks to Gene Hackman.

    • Cliff: If you're a Maori actor and someone comes to you with a part in the adaptation of The Whale Rider, mate, you go.

    • Cliff (on Whale Rider): I've been waiting for this film for a long time. It's fun to go off and put on a disguise and pretend to be someone else, but to be able to get back to myself and my culture, that was just more than really nice, y'know - it was vital.

    • Cliff: It would be my ideal world if I could do two movies like that [Whale Rider and Spooked] a year here - and finally get a job with Peter Jackson, but not playing an orc necessarily. If I could do that, I would be a very happy man.

    • Cliff: I'm not a celebrity. I don't have a public following; people don't go to see Cliff Curtis movies.

    • Cliff: I put a thing out to my agent saying, 'Let's try a year where I don't play a terrorist or drug dealer, where I don't kill anybody, and see what happens'.

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    My name is robin burrows and im from Rotorua I wrote a book called beth luis noir and I was just wondering if you could look at the book for tv/films the website is realy looking for a producer or actors to make a film of my help


    Robin Burrows