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Peter Jackson Biography and Profile

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Peter Jackson Profile

Famous as: Director
Birth Name: Peter Robert Jackson
Birth Date: October 31, 1961
Birth place: Pukerua Bay, New Zealand
Nationalty: New Zealand
Father: William (Bill) Jackson
Mother: Joan
Spouse: Fran Walsh (m. 1987)
Children: Katie Jackson, Billy Jackson

Peter Jackson Biography

Peter Robert Jackson famous as Peter Jackson is a New Zealand film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born on October 31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand to Joan and William (Bill) Jackson. His mother was a factory worker and his father was a wages clerk. He was a keen fan of the films since he was too young. When he was a child one of his fmily friend gave him a Super 8 cine-camera which he used to make many short films and one of his 20 min short film called The Valley won him a special prize because of the shots he used in the film. He directed his first film Bad Taste in 1987. He is best known as the director and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and its prequel The Hobbit trilogy. Since he has started his career he has been awarded with three Academy Awards for Best Director. He owns a production company Wingnut Films.

Peter Jackson Filmography

Year Title Functioned as
Director Writer Producer
1976 The Valley (short) Yes Yes Yes
1987 Bad Taste Yes Yes Yes
1989 Meet the Feebles Yes Yes Yes
1992 Valley of the Stereos (short) No No Yes
Braindead (Dead Alive) Yes Yes No
1994 Heavenly Creatures Yes Yes Yes
1995 Forgotten Silver Yes Yes No
1996 Jack Brown Genius No Yes Yes
The Frighteners Yes Yes Yes
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Yes Yes Yes
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Yes Yes Yes
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Yes Yes Yes
The Long and Short of It (short) No No Yes
(executive)
2005 Lord of the Brush No No No
King Kong Yes Yes Yes
2007 Hot Fuzz No No No
Entourage (TV series)
(episode: “Gary’s Desk”)
No No No
2008 Crossing the Line (short) Yes Yes No
2009 District 9 No No Yes
The Lovely Bones Yes Yes Yes
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn No No Yes
2012 West of Memphis No No Yes
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Yes Yes Yes
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Yes Yes Yes
2014 The Hobbit: There and Back Again Yes Yes Yes
2015 The Adventures of Tintin sequel Yes No Yes
As Director
Year Film
1987 Bad Taste
1989 Meet the Feebles
1992 Braindead
1994 Heavenly Creatures
1996 The Frighteners
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2005 King Kong
2009 The Lovely Bones
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Box Office
Year Film Domestic (USA) Overseas Worldwide
1987 Bad Taste $26,000
1989 Meet the Feebles $750,000
1992 Braindead $242,623 $1,627,955 $1,870,578
1994 Heavenly Creatures $3,049,135
1996 The Frighteners $16,759,216 $12,600,000 $29,359,216
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $315,544,750 $555,985,574 $871,530,324
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $339,789,881 $583,495,746 $926,047,111
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $377,845,905 $742,083,616 $1,119,929,521
2005 King Kong $218,080,025 $332,437,332 $550,517,357
2009 District 9 $115,646,235 $95,173,376 $210,819,611
2009 The Lovely Bones $44,114,232 $49,507,108 $93,621,340
2011 The Adventures of Tintin $77,591,831 $296,402,120 $373,993,951
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $302,517,733
$711,700,000 $1,014,217,733
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2014 The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Total $1,808,170,213 $3,392,750,281 $5,140,968,664

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