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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 & 135 nominations. See more awards »

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

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  Untitled Third Tintin Film (executive producer) (announced)
  Untitled Beatles Documentary (Documentary) (producer) (post-production)
 2018 Mortal Engines (producer - produced by)
 2018/II They Shall Not Grow Old (Documentary) (producer)
 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 | 24 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Jackson

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

To acquaint actors who had not read the books with the story, he used the BBC Radio version of The Lord of the Rings, which starred Ian Holm. He ended up using Holm as Bilbo in the films. 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 the... See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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