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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 & 133 nominations. See more awards »

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  Untitled Third Tintin Film (executive producer) (announced)
 2018 Mortal Engines (producer - produced by)
 2018 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:

In 1986, after meeting assistant director Costa Botes, Peter Jackson did some freelance special effects for New Zealand TV series Worzel Gummidge (1979). 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:

The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself. The worst type is dictated by demographics or what is hip or what kids are into. Kong isn't driven by that. No way would a studio think this is the year that people want to see a big gorilla movie. I've come to realize that, as much as anything, I am making this for the 9-year-old Peter. See more »

Trivia:

He likes 1960s music his favorites are The Beatles (he paid homage to them in Bad Taste (1987)). See more »

Trademark:

Always writes his scripts with his real-life partner Fran Walsh See more »

Nickname:

Pete See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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