Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Highest Rated: 100% Forgotten Silver (1995)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

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

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beatles: Get Back - The Rooftop Concert Director,
Producer
- 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
74% 85% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$258.4M 2013
No Score Yet 87% West of Memphis Producer $309.9K 2012
64% 83% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$303.0M 2012
92% 71% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
74% 74% The Adventures of Tintin Producer $77.6M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Clown The Clown / Jimmy (Character) - 2010
32% 52% The Lovely Bones Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$44.0M 2009
90% 82% District 9 Producer $115.6M 2009
No Score Yet 50% King Kong Director,
Screenwriter
$218.1M 2005
No Score Yet 64% King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries Unknown (Character) - 2005
93% 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
No Score Yet 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
93% 83% Heavenly Creatures Director,
Writer
$870.8K 1994
88% 87% Dead Alive Director,
Writer
$70.5K 1992
No Score Yet 73% Meet the Feebles Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1990
71% 75% Bad Taste Derek/Robert (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1987
No Score Yet 29% Warlords of the 21st Century Art Director - 1982

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2021
94% 93% The Beatles: Get Back Director,
Creator
2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Builds Guest 2019
No Score Yet 89% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012
83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Guest 2012
66% 83% Entourage Peter Jackson (Guest Star) 2007