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Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is one of the world's most successful filmmakers. His monumental achievement was THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy, which he directed, as well as co-wrote and produced together with fellow Academy Award winners and frequent collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Collectively, the films earned a total of 30 Academy Award nominations, winning 17 Academy Awards, including Best Picture for the final film. Jackson and Walsh had received their first Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for their acclaimed film HEAVENLY CREATURES.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.
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Peter Jackson Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer, Screenwriter
BirthdayOctober 31, 1961 (62)
BirthplacePukerua Bay, New Zealand
Height5' 6½" (1m69)  How tall is Peter Jackson compared to you?
Awards2004 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)

Selected Filmography

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
Bad Taste
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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