Cliff Curtis

Biography: 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 cast in The Piano in 1993, but returned to New Zealand from Europe to star in the New Zealand films Desperate Remedies (1993), Once Were Warriors (1994), and Jubilee in 2000. In Hollywood films, Cliff has played a variety of different roles and ethnicities. He has starred in films like The Insider (1999), Blow (2001), Training Day (2001), Whale Rider (2002), Runaway Jury (2003), and most recently in Live Free or Die Hard and 10,000 B.C.

Cliff Curtis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 89 The Piano
Lowest Metascore: 19 Virus
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
24 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
61 Runaway Jury Oct 17, 2003 Frank Herrera 9.2
69 Training Day Oct 5, 2001 Smiley 9.0
52 Blow Apr 6, 2001 Pablo Escobar 8.9
82 Three Kings Oct 1, 1999 Amir Abdulah 8.8
68 Fracture Apr 20, 2007 Detective Flores 8.7
51 Six Days Seven Nights Jun 12, 1998 Kip 8.7
51 The Fountain Nov 22, 2006 Captain Ariel 8.0
89 The Piano Nov 1, 1993 Mana 8.0
70 Boy Mar 2, 2012 Producer 7.9
33 Collateral Damage Feb 8, 2002 Claudio Perrini 7.7
27 Last Knights Apr 3, 2015 Lt. Cortez 7.4
64 Sunshine Jul 20, 2007 Searle 7.3
60 Great Expectations Nov 8, 2013 Executive Producer 7.3
55 Eagle vs Shark Jun 15, 2007 Producer 7.1
77 The Dark Horse Apr 1, 2016 Executive Producer / Genesis / Genesis 7.1
51 Risen Feb 19, 2016 Yeshua / Yeshua 7.0
69 Live Free or Die Hard Jun 27, 2007 FBI Deputy Director Miguel Bowman 6.9
80 Whale Rider Jun 6, 2003 Porourangi 5.5
38 Crossing Over Feb 27, 2009 Hamid Baraheri 5.4
34 10,000 BC Mar 7, 2008 Tic'Tic 4.6
26 A Thousand Words Mar 9, 2012 Dr. Sinja 4.6
70 Bringing Out the Dead Oct 22, 1999 Cy Coates 3.7
20 The Last Airbender Jul 1, 2010 Fire Lord Ozai / Firelord Ozai 2.5
19 Virus Jan 15, 1999 Hiko 2.3