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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 134 wins & 130 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bad Taste
Bad Taste Producer
(1987)
King Kong
King Kong Producer
(2005)
Heavenly Creatures
(1994)

Filmography

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  Untitled Third Tintin Film (executive producer) (announced)
 2018 Mortal Engines (producer) (post-production)
 2018 Untitled WWI Documentary (Documentary) (producer) (post-production)
 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:

No film has captivated my imagination more than King Kong (1933). I'm making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old. It has been my sustained dream to reinterpret this classic story for a new age. See more »

Trivia:

Is among an elite group of eight directors who have won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (Orig/Adapted) for the same film. In 2004, he won all three for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). The other directors are Billy Wilder, Leo McCarey, Francis Ford Coppola, James L. Brooks, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and Alejandro G. Iñárritu. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently wears shorts, even in freezing cold weather See more »

Nickname:

Pete See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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