Cliff Curtis

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Clifford Vivian Devon "Cliff" Curtis (born July 27, 1968 in Rotorua, New Zealand) is a New Zealand actor. Curtis has been in many different movies as well as television shows. Curtis started acting musicals like Fiddler on the Roof and Man of La Mancha. Curtis made his big screen debut in the Oscar-nominated film, The Piano.

Curtis was born to an amateur dancer and is one of nine children. Curtis is married. He has two children.

Filmography[change | edit source]

Movies[change | edit source]

Curtis has acted in many movies:

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Piano Mana
1993 Desperate Remedies Fraser
1994 Kahu & Maia
1994 Once Were Warriors Bully
1994 Rapa Nui Short Ears
1994 Hercules in the Underworld Nessus TV movie
1996 Chicken Zeke
1996 Mananui
1998 The Chosen Father Tahere TV movie
1998 Deep Rising Mamooli
1996 Six Days Seven Nights Kip
1998 Virus Hiko
1999 Three Kings Amir Abdulah
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Cy Coates Cameo appearance
1999 The Insider Sheikh Fadlallah
2000 Jubilee Billy Williams
2001 Blow Pablo Escobar
2001 Training Day Smiley
2001 The Majestic The Evil But Handsome Prince Khalid
2002 Collateral Damage Claudio Perrini
2002 Point of Origin Mike Camello TV movie
2002 Whale Rider Porourangi
2003 Runaway Jury Frank Herrera
2004 Spooked Mort Whitman
2004 Heinous Crime Pizza delivery man
2005 The Pool Husband
2005 River Queen Wiremu
2006 The Fountain Captain Ariel
2007 Sunshine Searle
2007 Fracture Detective Flores
2007 Live Free or Die Hard FBI Deputy Director Miguel
2008 10,000 BC Tic'Tic
2009 Push Hook Waters
2009 Crossing Over Hamid Baraheri
2010 The Last Airbender Fire Lord Ozai
2011 A Thousand Words Dr. Sinja

Television[change | edit source]

Curtis has also acted in television series:

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Under Cover Zip
1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Nemis One episode
1994 City Life Daniel Freeman
2004 Traffic Adam Kadyrov
2009-10 Trauma Reuben 'Rabbit' Palchuk

Other websites[change | edit source]

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