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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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  Untitled Third Tintin Film (executive producer) (announced)
 2011 The Adventures of Tintin (producer)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (producer)
 2009 District 9 (producer)
 2005 King Kong (producer)
 1996 Jack Brown Genius (producer)
 1996 The Frighteners (producer)
 1994 Heavenly Creatures (co-producer)
 1989 Meet the Feebles (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 | 14 Interviews | 23 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Jackson


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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Personal Quote:

Regarding his spat with New Line: We have a great many friends at New Line and utmost respect for the risk they took with us and it hurts to be hit with the level of venom directed at us from individuals in that company. It's been a lot more nasty behind the scenes than what's been made public. It's just an accounting dispute at the end of the day, but it makes you wonder what they have to hide. See more »


The stuff in the bowl, in his first movie Bad Taste (1987), was yoghurt, muesli and green food colouring. 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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