You know him from: Rapa Nui, Once Were Warriors, Three Kings, The Insider, Training Day, Whale Rider, Sunshine, Live Free or Die Hard
I’m an unabashed fan of Cliff Curtis, even if now and then I forget his name. A native of New Zealand, his portrayal of Porourangi in Whale Rider is in perfect union with the performances of Keisha Castle-Hughes and Rawiri Paratene. It’s a magical film, and remains one I can’t watch with dry eyes. Beyond this performance, however, Curtis also shines brightly in a wide array of blockbusters. Watch him now! His next role is Firelord Ozai in The Last Airbender.