- Taika Waititi was nominated for a WAFCA Award for Best Motion Capture Performance for his work on Thor: Ragnarok.
- Taika Waititi was nominated for an Empire Award for Best Director for his work on Thor: Ragnarok.
- Taika Waititi was nominated for an MTV Movie & TV Award for Scene Stealer for his work on Thor: Ragnarok.
- Taika Waititi is the fourth Marvel Cinematic Universe director to play a part in the film he is directing. The first was Jon Favreau, who portrayed Happy Hogan in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, despite not directing the latter four. The second was Joe Russo, who portrayed Doctor Fine in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Theo Broussard in Captain America: Civil War, and a grieving man in Captain America 's support group in Avengers: Endgame. The third was James Gunn, who portrayed a Maskless Sakaaran in Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Taika Waititi is the second director/actor to reprise his role in a film he did not direct, after Jon Favreau.
- Taika Waititi is one of the actors who have portrayed multiple characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Taika Waititi's second film as director, Boy, has several references to Hulk.
- Taika Waititi is the husband of Chelsea Winstanley.
- Taika Waititi previously worked with Sam Neill in Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
- Taika Waititi previously worked with Clancy Brown in Green Lantern.
- Taika Waititi will work again with Jon Favreau in The Mandalorian.
- Taika Waititi will work again with Scarlett Johansson in Jojo Rabbit.
- Taika Waititi voiced an alternate version of Korg in the Revolution 2.0 Motion Comic tie-in to Marvel: Contest of Champions.
- Taika Waititi is the first director to direct more than one Thor film.
- Taika Waititi is one of the actors to portray characters for both Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment. He portrayed Thomas Kalmaku in Green Lantern.
- Taika Waititi shares his birthday with Angela Bassett.
- Taika Waititi had a cameo in the music video for Jeremy Renner's song "Main Attraction". 
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