Taika Waititi (also known as Taika Cohen) is a New Zealander director, actor, screenwriter, and comedian, best known for directing Eagle vs. Shark, writing, directing, appearing in Boy, and appearing alongside Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern.

He is a screenwriter for the 2016 film Moana, and directed the 2017 Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok, in which he also played Korg and provided motion capture for Surtur and Hulk.