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Peter Jackson Personal 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

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Sir Peter Robert Jackson better known as Peter Jackson is a New Zealand film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born on October 31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand. He is the son of William (Bill) Jackson and Joan. He is best known for his film The Lord of the Rings trilogy and its prequel The Hobbit trilogy. He started his career with horror comedies like: Bad Taste and Braindead. For the film Heavenly Creatures he has been nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with his partner Fran Walsh. For his work he has been awarded three Academy Awards in his career, including the award for Best Director in 2003, and has been nominated for nine Academy Awards overall. He has also received a Golden Globe, four Saturn Awards and three BAFTAs. He also owns a production company named Wingnut Films. In The Queen’s Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours 2012, he was appointed to the Order of New Zealand which is the New Zealand’s highest honour and with the previous honours he is now Sir Peter Jackson ONZ KNZM. On 27 September 2006 he was set to make games with Microsoft Game Studios at X06. According to Forbes his current worth is NZ$450 million.
In 1987 he married to Fran Walsh and the couple have two children Katie Jackson and Billy Jackson.

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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 Peter Jackson Official Sources

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Sir Peter Robert Jackson better known as Peter Jackson is a New Zealand film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born on October 31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand.
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Date Published: 09/19/2013
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