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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 120 wins & 89 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)
 1996 Jack Brown Genius (producer)
 1996 The Frighteners (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:

Worked on the Super8 short "The Curse of the Gravewalker (1981). The work team left the production after a year of shooting. 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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The weird thing about being a director of films that have a certain popularity and a following is that you are forced to have to deal with things that you have no interest in but they become part of your life. Like you have to deal with increased security. You have to deal with privacy issues. A lot of things that really don't have anything to do with filmmaking. You have to have a team around ... See more »

Trivia:

Nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) (which he won), but not for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). 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 »

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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