Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis  (born 27 July 1968) is a New Zealand actor who has had major roles in film, including The Piano, Whale Rider, and Blow, and most recently has appeared in NBC's television series Trauma. He is also co-owner of independent film production company Whenua Films. Curtis, ethnically Māori, has on film portrayed a range of ethnicities, including Latin American and Arab characters. He has appeared as a character actor in many Hollywood films, while in New Zealand he is usually the main star. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cliff Curtis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

2 3

Avatar 2 (2022)

OriginalBrilliant

Twelve years after exploring Pandora and joining the Na’vi, Jake Sully has since raised a family with Neytiri and established himself within the clans of the new world. Of course, peace can only last so long. Especially when the military organization from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Kate Winslet  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Sigourney Weaver

Twelve years after exploring Pandora and joining the Na’vi, Jake Sully has since raised a family with Neytiri and established himself within the clans of the new world. Of course, peace can only last so long. Especially when the military organization from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Kate Winslet  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Sigourney Weaver

Sunshine (2007)

FuturisticSuspensefulIntenseGripping

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

10,000 BC (2008)

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Steven Strait  •  Camilla Belle  •  Cliff Curtis  •  Nathanael Baring

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Steven Strait  •  Camilla Belle  •  Cliff Curtis  •  Nathanael Baring

Training Day (2001)

ViolentAction-packedDarkInsightful

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Scott Glenn  •  Tom Berenger

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Scott Glenn  •  Tom Berenger

Blow (2001)

TragicRomanticChristmasMind blowing

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Ethan Suplee  •  Ray Liotta

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Ethan Suplee  •  Ray Liotta

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying taking calls where he might have to face one more victim he couldn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Patricia Arquette  •  John Goodman  •  Ving Rhames

Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying taking calls where he might have to face one more victim he couldn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Patricia Arquette  •  John Goodman  •  Ving Rhames

Collateral Damage (2002)

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Francesca Neri  •  Elias Koteas  •  Cliff Curtis

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Francesca Neri  •  Elias Koteas  •  Cliff Curtis

Deep Rising (1998)

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Treat Williams  •  Famke Janssen  •  Anthony Heald  •  Kevin J. O'Connor

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Treat Williams  •  Famke Janssen  •  Anthony Heald  •  Kevin J. O'Connor

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

MindlessAction-packedAdventurous

John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer infrastructure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Len Wiseman
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Justin Long  •  Timothy Olyphant

John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer infrastructure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Len Wiseman
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Justin Long  •  Timothy Olyphant

Rapa Nui (1994)

Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to erect a huge statue (moai) in record time before Make can take part in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The reward for winning this race is to rule the island for one year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jason Scott Lee  •  Esai Morales  •  Sandrine Holt  •  Eru Potaka-Dewes

Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to erect a huge statue (moai) in record time before Make can take part in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The reward for winning this race is to rule the island for one year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jason Scott Lee  •  Esai Morales  •  Sandrine Holt  •  Eru Potaka-Dewes

The Fountain (2006)

BeautifulBrilliantThought provokingMind blowing

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Mark Margolis

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Mark Margolis

The Insider (1999)

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Russell Crowe  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Diane Venora

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Russell Crowe  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Diane Venora

The Majestic (2001)

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

The Piano (1993)

EpicOriginalBeautifulEmotional

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Sam Neill  •  Anna Paquin

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Sam Neill  •  Anna Paquin

Whale Rider (2003)

UpliftingInspiringBeautifulEmotional

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Cliff Curtis

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Cliff Curtis

Three Kings (1999)

GrippingSmartOriginalViolent

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Ice Cube  •  Spike Jonze

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Ice Cube  •  Spike Jonze

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane crashes. The pair avoid each other at first, until they're forced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Heche  •  David Schwimmer  •  Jacqueline Obradors

When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane crashes. The pair avoid each other at first, until they're forced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Heche  •  David Schwimmer  •  Jacqueline Obradors

Runaway Jury (2003)

GrippingSmartSuspensefulEnjoyable

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Fleder
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Gene Hackman  •  Bruce McGill

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Fleder
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Gene Hackman  •  Bruce McGill

River Queen (2005)

An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Cliff Curtis  •  Stephen Rea

An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Cliff Curtis  •  Stephen Rea

Virus (1999)

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Bruno
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  William Baldwin  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Joanna Pacula

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Bruno
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  William Baldwin  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Joanna Pacula
2 3