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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 118 wins & 109 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 The Lovely Bones (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 »

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2 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 23 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Sir Peter Jackson


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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I think that's one of the most depressing things about the film industry generally today. The writers and directors should be blamed just as much as the studios because really everything seems to be a remake or adapting a 1970s TV show that was never particularly good. Why anyone thinks that it would be a good feature film now, you know, goodness knows why. I guess it's easy to say it's security ... See more »


Ranked #16 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood (2007). See more »


In his movies, frequently there are axes: the Whitey Alien's axe in Bad Taste (1987), the explorers' axe in Dead Alive (1992), the Diello's axe in Heavenly Creatures (1994), the executioner's axe in Forgotten Silver (1995), the Reaper's axe in The Frighteners (1996), and Gimli's axe in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). See more »


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