Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Highest Rated: 100% Forgotten Silver (1995)

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.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beatles: Get Back Director - 2021
26% 49% Mortal Engines Screenwriter,
Producer
$15.9M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Shall Not Grow Old Director - 2018
99% 91% They Shall Not Grow Old Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$18M 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
73% 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
$303M 2012
74% 74% The Adventures of Tintin Producer $77.6M 2011
92% 71% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Clown The Clown / Jimmy (Character) - 2010
90% 82% District 9 Producer $115.6M 2009
32% 52% The Lovely Bones Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$44M 2009
No Score Yet 64% King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries Unknown (Character) - 2005
84% 50% King Kong Director,
Screenwriter
$218.1M 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
91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Director,
Writer,
Producer
$315.5M 2001
64% 71% The Frighteners Director,
Writer,
Producer
$16.5M 1996
No Score Yet 20% Jack Brown, Genius Writer - 1995
100% 82% Forgotten Silver Himself (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
- 1995
92% 83% Heavenly Creatures Director,
Writer
$870.8K 1994
88% 87% Braindead Director,
Writer
$70.5K 1992
71% 73% Meet the Feebles Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1990
68% 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 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Builds Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018 2012
98% 82% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2012
83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Guest 2012
66% 83% Entourage Peter Jackson (Guest Star) 2007

QUOTES FROM Peter Jackson CHARACTERS

Derek/Robert says: I'm born again!

Derek/Robert says: I'm a Derek and Dereks don't run!

Derek/Robert says: Next time they'll hit something bigger... Wellington... Christchurch...

Barry/3rd Class Alien says: Auckland?

Derek/Robert says: Well, that wouldn't be so bad...

Derek/Robert says: Eat this shithead!