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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 133 wins & 130 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 Mortal Engines (producer) (post-production)
  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 Jack Brown Genius (producer)
 1996 The Frighteners (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:

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

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I drive to the studio, I usually feel nervous, and the day seems daunting. 100 people are about to look to me to find out what our first shot is, what lens I want to use, and how many set-ups it's going to take to get the scene finished. Some of the time I have a plan, and some of the time I wing it. It helps to rehearse with the actors, and the ideas, hopefully good ones, start flowing. ... See more »

Trivia:

Three of his collaborators have had connections to the material being filmed, outside the context of the film being made. Ian Holm, whom he cast as Bilbo in "The Lord of the Rings", was cast because he had played Frodo in the BBC radio adaptation. That adaptation was written by Brian Sibley, who is a cousin of his wife, Fran Walsh. In Heavenly Creatures (1994), Kate Winslet plays Juliet Hulme, ... See more »

Trademark:

In his movies, frequently there are axes: the Whitey Alien's axe in Bad Taste (1987), the explorers' axe in Braindead (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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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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