In 1986, after meeting assistant director Costa Botes
, Peter Jackson did some freelance special effects for New Zealand TV series Worzel Gummidge
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Sir Peter Jackson
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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[on "The Lord of the Rings"]: This is a giant undertaking, but I consider this a personal film. It's my film of a lifetime. I read the book when I was 18 years old and thought then, "I can't wait till the movie comes out." Twenty years later, no one had done it - so I got impatient.
Credits his favorite movie King Kong
(1933) as his biggest inspiration in filmmaking. He said that he cried when King Kong fell off the Empire State Building.
Frequently set his movies in Wellington, New Zealand