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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)
 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 | 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:

[on filming the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasies] I am a lifelong Buster Keaton fan. I am not saying I am approaching his genius, but we are able to make things exciting and provide bits of visual humour as we do. See more »

Trivia:

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he cast Ian Holm as Bilbo because he had previously played Frodo in the BBC Radio adaptation, thus allowing Holm to have played the heroes of both of Tolkien's major works. In the Hobbit trilogy, Benedict Cumberbatch plays both Smaug and the Necromancer, a character later revealed to be Sauron, thus allowing Cumberbatch to have played both major villains. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

PJ See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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