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The Thor director totally upstaged Ryan Gosling on a red carpet

A NEW Zealand director has managed to upstage some of the world’s biggest actors on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival.

Taika Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok and Hunt For The Wilderpeople, stole the show with a series of hilarious poses on a red carpet event that also featured Ryan Gosling.

Showing a bit of chest. Picture: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Showing a bit of chest. Picture: AP Photo/Kirsty WigglesworthSource:AP

Fresh. Picture: Mega

Fresh. Picture: MegaSource:Mega

Giving it his best blue steel. Picture: M. Angeles Salvador/Mega

Giving it his best blue steel. Picture: M. Angeles Salvador/MegaSource:Mega

Sneaky over the shoulder look. Picture: M. Angeles Salvador/Mega

Sneaky over the shoulder look. Picture: M. Angeles Salvador/MegaSource:Mega

Teasing the camera. Picture: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Teasing the camera. Picture: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Christoph Waltz, Taika Waititi, Naomi Watts and Malgorzata Szumowska. Picture: Stephane Cardinale

Christoph Waltz, Taika Waititi, Naomi Watts and Malgorzata Szumowska. Picture: Stephane CardinaleSource:Getty Images

Taika Waititi, never short of a pose. Picture: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Taika Waititi, never short of a pose. Picture: Dominique Charriau/WireImageSource:Getty Images

The Academy Award nominee, 43, is on the film festival’s competition jury this year alongside Aussie actor Naomi Watts, Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz and The Shape Of Water director Guillermo del Toro.

The festival runs until September 8 and Lady Gaga, Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix are all expected to attend.

Here are the best looks from the Venice Film Festival red carpet so far.

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