Peter Jackson

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Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International for "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies"
Born October 31, 1961
Wellington, New Zealand[a]
Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer
First work The Valley (1976)
Notable work King Kong (2005),
The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
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Sir Peter Robert Jackson is a New Zealand screenwriter and film director best recognized for his 2001-2003 adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He wrote, produced, and directed the 2005 King Kong film. Inspired to become a filmmaker after seeing the 1933 King Kong at age 9,[3] he had been planning to create his own adaptation of the film since 1995, but was unable to begin production due in part to the box office failures of other monster films in the mid-to-late '90s. Around the time of his 2005 Kong, he and his team of frequent collaborators at Weta Workshop also began production on a recreation of a cut and allegedly lost pit scene from the 1933 film,[4] which was included as a bonus feature on Blu-ray releases of the 1933 film.

Selected filmography


Selected video games

Selected bibliography


  • Jackson has an extensive collection of King Kong memorabilia, including the original stop-motion puppets for the Brontosaurus from the first King Kong, and the Styracosaurus from Son of Kong. He also owns the puppet used for the shot of the Brontosaurus' coming out of the water.
  • The comic adaptation of Jackson's King Kong film was nearly scrapped mid-run by Dark Horse Publishing, but Jackson's intervention saw the remaining two issues see publication as part of a graphic novel.[5]


  1. While Jackson has frequently stated that he was born in Wellington Hospital and raised in Pukerua Bay, Porirua,[1] sources such as the 2005 Peter Jackson: From Gore to Mordor (p. 7) erroneously list Pukerua Bay as his place of birth.[2]
  2. Screenwriter with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Producer with Jan Blenkin, Carlynne Cunningham, and Fran Walsh.


This is a list of references for Peter Jackson. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Sibley 2006, pp. 4-5.
  2. Woods 2005, p. 7.
  3. Woods 2005, p. 177.
  4. “The Mystery of the Lost Spider Pit Sequence.” Warner Home Media, Wingnut Films, Weta Workshop, 2005.
  5. Weaver, Dustin (20 August 2017). "Entry 297: Blast From the Past- part 26".


  • Sibley, Brian (2006). Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker's Journey. HarperCollins Entertainment. ISBN 978-0007440726.
  • Woods, Paul (2005). Peter Jackson: From Gore to Mordor. Plexus Publishing. ISBN 978-0859653565.


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