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      Peter Jackson

      Peter Jackson

      Highest Rated: 100% The Beatles: Get Back - The Rooftop Concert (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 26% Mortal Engines (2018)

      Birthday: Oct 31, 1961

      Birthplace: Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand

      Though he began his career making gory and often witty horror comedies in his native New Zealand, director Peter Jackson went on to become one of the most successful and innovative filmmakers of his generation. Jackson first earned a reputation for churning stomachs with the bizarre and bloody B-movies "Bad Taste" (1987), "Meet the Feebles" (1990) and "Dead Alive" (1993). Beautifully filmed and acted, the based-on-fact crime-drama "Heavenly Creatures" (1994) stunned critics and earned Jackson unexpected credibility in Hollywood. Defying all odds, the filmmaker - a lifelong admirer of J.R.R. Tolkien's works - managed the incredibly daunting feat of bringing the author's "Lord of the Rings" (2001-03) universe to life in a trio of epic installments. Breaking box office records and earning scores of Academy Awards, including Best Picture for "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003), the films were unequivocal cinematic achievements. Jackson next tackled another childhood obsession with his ambitious remake of "King Kong" (2005) then once again perplexed audiences when he chose to adapt the best-selling novel "The Lovely Bones" (2009). As admirable as these endeavors were, it was the realm of Middle-earth that fans yearned for him to return to, which he eventually did with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012), the first in yet another trilogy of fantasy adventures based on Tolkien's novel. Known for his boundless imagination and flare for the fantastic, Jackson was also keenly in tune with the humanity inherent in every tale, making him one of cinema's most gifted and passionate storytellers.

      Highest rated movies

      They Shall Not Grow Old
      Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan
      Bad Taste

      Photos

      Peter Jackson at arrivals for THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD Premiere, Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study, Los Angeles, CA December 7, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Peter Jackson at arrivals for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Premiere, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA December 9, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Peter Jackson at arrivals for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Premiere, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA December 9, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, from left: Martin Freeman, director Peter Jackson, on set, 2012. ph: Todd Eyre/©Warner Bros. Pictures KING KONG, Jack Black, director Peter Jackson, Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts, promotional portrait, 2005, (c) Universal / KING KONG, Jack Black, director Peter Jackson, Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts, promotional portrait, 2005, (c) Universal / THE FRIGHTENERS, director Peter Jackson, 1996, (c) Universal Pictures / THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, Peter Jackson, 2001 THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, from left: Lee Pace, director Peter Jackson, on set, 2014. ph: Todd Eyre/©Warner Bros. HEAVENLY CREATURES, director Peter Jackson, 1994, (c) Miramax THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, Peter Jackson, Bernard Hill, 2003, (c) New Line THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, Peter Jackson, Liv Tyler, 2004, (c) New Line THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, director Peter Jackson, Viggo Mortensen on the set, 2003, (c) New Line FRIGHTENERS, THE, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, director Peter Jackson, producer Jamie Selkirk, 1996, (c)Universal Pictures THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, director Peter Jackson, Sean Astin on the set of, 2003, (c) New Line THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, from left: producer Peter Jackson, director Steven Spielberg (right), on set, 2011. ©Paramount Pictures THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, from left: Ian McKellen, director Peter Jackson, on set, 2012. ph: James Fisher/©Warner Bros. Pictures THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, from left: Cate Blanchett, director Peter Jackson, on set, 2012. ph: Todd Eyre/©Warner Bros. Pictures THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, from left: Martin Freeman, director Peter Jackson, on set, 2014. ph: Todd Eyre/©Warner Bros. THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, director Peter Jackson, on set, 2014. ph: Todd Eyre/©Warner Bros.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Now And Then – The Last Beatles Song Self - 2023
      100% 94% The Beatles: Get Back - The Rooftop Concert Director,
      Producer
      $970.9K 2022
      99% 91% They Shall Not Grow Old Unknown (Character),
      Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $18.0M 2018
      26% 48% Mortal Engines Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $15.9M 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet They Shall Not Grow Old Director - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Live the King Unknown (Character) - 2016
      59% 74% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $255.1M 2014
      75% 85% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $258.4M 2013
      95% 87% West of Memphis Producer $309.9K 2012
      64% 83% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $303.0M 2012
      92% 72% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
      75% 74% The Adventures of Tintin Producer $77.6M 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Tintin Producer - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Clown The Clown / Jimmy (Character) - 2010
      31% 52% The Lovely Bones Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $44.0M 2009
      90% 82% District 9 Producer $115.6M 2009
      84% 50% King Kong Director,
      Screenwriter
      $218.1M 2005
      No Score Yet 64% King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries Unknown (Character) - 2005
      94% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Director,
      Writer
      $377.8M 2003
      95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $342.6M 2002
      91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $315.5M 2001
      67% 71% The Frighteners Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $16.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 20% Jack Brown, Genius Writer - 1995
      100% 82% Forgotten Silver Self,
      Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      - 1995
      95% 83% Heavenly Creatures Director,
      Writer
      $870.8K 1994
      89% 86% Dead Alive Director,
      Writer
      $70.5K 1992
      72% 73% Meet the Feebles Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 1990
      71% 75% Bad Taste Derek/Robert (Character),
      Director,
      Writer,
      Producer,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing
      - 1987
      No Score Yet 34% Warlords of the 21st Century Art Director - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grandma and the Eight Children Mads (Character) - 1977

      TV

      Credit
      85% 76% The Simpsons Self (Guest Voice) 2023
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2021
      93% 94% The Beatles: Get Back Director,
      Creator
      2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Builds Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 81% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2012
      83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Guest 2012
      65% 82% Entourage Peter Jackson (Guest Star) 2007