Jackson, through his New Zealand-based WingNut Films banner, also was responsible for the globally successful 2005 remake of KING KONG, which earned over $500 million worldwide and three Academy Awards. Jackson more recently directed the Academy Award-nominated THE LOVELY BONES, an adaptation of the acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and produced the global sensation DISTRICT 9, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
Jackson also produced, with Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, which was directed by Spielberg. The film won, amongst many other awards and nominations, the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and the Producers Guild of America Award for Animated Motion Picture Producers of the Year. The movie is the first of three, based on the world-renowned comic book series by Herge, and Jackson will direct the second film in the trilogy.
In 2010, he received a knighthood for his services to film.
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Peter Jackson Facts
|Occupation||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Birthday||October 31, 1961 (62)|
|Birthplace||Pukerua Bay, New Zealand|
|Height||5' 6½" (1m69) How tall is Peter Jackson compared to you?|
|Awards||2004 Academy Awards: Best Director (for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)|
|2004 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director (for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)|
|2002 BAFTA Awards: David Lean Award for Direction (for The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring)|
|The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring|
|The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies|
|Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy|
|Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers|
|Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King|