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Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends. They were usually... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 98 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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  Untitled Third Tintin Film (executive producer) (announced)
 2012 West of Memphis (Documentary) (producer)
 2011 The Adventures of Tintin (producer)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (producer)
 2009 District 9 (producer)
 2005 King Kong (producer)
 2003 The Long and Short of It (Short) (executive producer)
 1998 The Making of 'The Frighteners' (Video documentary) (producer)
 1996 The Frighteners (producer)
 1996 Jack Brown Genius (producer)
 1995 Forgotten Silver (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 Heavenly Creatures (co-producer)
 1992 Valley of the Stereos (Short) (executive producer)
 1989 Meet the Feebles (producer)
 1987 Bad Taste (producer)
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Other Works:

In 1986, after meeting assistant director Costa Botes, Peter Jackson did some freelance special effects for New Zealand TV series Worzel Gummidge (1979). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 22 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Jackson

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't quite know what an auteur is. I've never quite understood that term, because filmmaking is such a huge team effort, you - I mean, I regard myself as being sort of the final filter, so everything that ends up in the movie is there, because it's something that I'd think was cool if I saw the film that somebody else had made. I'm very much trying to make the film that I've enjoyed, but I'm ... See more »

Trivia:

Collects models of airplanes from World War One. See more »

Trademark:

Likes to make cameo appearances in his movies: the morgue assistant in Dead Alive (1992), the homeless man in Heavenly Creatures (1994), the dude in The Frighteners (1996), the drunk in _The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)_, the guy throwing a spear in Helm's Deep in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and the Corsair Leader in _The Lord of The Rings: The Return of ... See more »

Nickname:

Pete See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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