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Peter Jackson

Date of Birth: 31 October 1961Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Nicknames: PJ
Pete

Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Short Biography: Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends. They were usually short, but they already had the trademark that would make Jackson famous: impressive special effects, made at a very low cost. For example, for his film "World War Two" which he made as a teenager, he used to simulate a firing gun by punching little holes into the celluloid, so that, once projected, the gun gave the impression of displaying a small fire. Jackson's first step towards more serious film-making came with an entry in a local contest to stimulate amateur and children's films. For this film, he used stop-motion animation to create a monster that ruins a city in the style of Ray Harryhausen. Unfortunately, he didn't win. At twenty-two, he embarked on a movie-making adventure that would change his life. This film, Bad Taste (1987), was begun as any other Jackson film, in an amateur style, at a low budget and using friends and local people to star in his film. Jackson himself did nearly everything in the movie; he directed, produced, filmed and starred in it, in a number of roles, amongst them that of the hero, "Derek". And everything was filmed on a second-hand, $250 camera. It took Jackson and his friends four years to complete the movie. What had started as a joke in a group of friends, then became a cult classic. A friend of Jackson who was working in the movie industry convinced him the film had commercial prospects and arranged for it to be shown at the Cannes film festival, where it won a lot of acclaim, as well as a number of prizes. The movie soon became a hit because of its bizarre humor and overdose of special effects, some realistic, some comedically amateur. After the success of Bad Taste (1987), Jackson became recognized as a director and the door to fame and fortune was opened. He gave up his job at a local photographer's shop and became a well-known director of horror-movies, after the success of his first professionally made movie, Dead Alive (1992).

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Mortal Engines (2018)

# 15441 IMDb PG-13 

Mortal Engines (2018)

TaglineSome scars never heal.

Director: Christian Rivers (directed by)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller (2h 08min)

New Zealand New Zealand, USA USA

Rated 6.3 after 27,832 votes, 44% postive reviews on 02-Feb-19.

2 nominations

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

# 15203 IMDb R 

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

Director: Peter Jackson

Documentary, History, War (1h 39min)

UK UK, New Zealand New Zealand

Rated 8.7 after 4,262 votes, 92% postive reviews on 18-Dec-18.

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

# 11848 IMDb

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

TaglineThe Defining Chapter

Director: Peter Jackson

Adventure, Fantasy (2h 24min)

New Zealand New Zealand, USA USA

Rated 7.4 after 419,639 votes, 59% postive reviews on 02-Sep-18.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 51 nominations

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

# 11231 IMDb

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

TaglineBeyond darkness... beyond desolation... lies the greatest danger of all.

Director: Peter Jackson

Adventure, Fantasy (2h 41min)

USA USA, New Zealand New Zealand

Rated 7.9 after 548,723 votes, 66% postive reviews on 04-Oct-18.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 78 nominations

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

West of Memphis (2012)

# 10895 IMDb

West of Memphis (2012)

Director: Amy Berg

Documentary (2h 27min)

New Zealand New Zealand, USA USA

Rated 7.9 after 9,119 votes, 80% postive reviews on 15-Feb-19.

10 nominations

West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has (...)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

# 10570 IMDb

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

(The Hobbit: Part 1)

TaglineFrom the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.

Director: Peter Jackson

Adventure, Fantasy (2h 49min)

USA USA, New Zealand New Zealand

Rated 7.9 after 707,268 votes, 58% postive reviews on 19-Dec-18.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 60 nominations

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and (...)

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

# 15774 IMDb Not Rated 

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

Director: Gilles Penso

Documentary, Biography (1h 30min)

France France

Rated 7.5 after 1,097 votes on 25-May-19.

The life and work of the renowned film visual effects artist and producer.

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

# 09427 IMDb

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

(The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn)

TaglineThis year, discover how far adventure will take you.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery (1h 47min)

USA USA, New Zealand New Zealand

Rated 7.3 after 198,843 votes, 68% postive reviews on 01-Jan-19.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 37 nominations

Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, (...)

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

# 09503 IMDb

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

TaglineDon't... fall... asleep.

Director: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch

Documentary (4h)

USA USA

Rated 8.7 after 3,560 votes on 04-Aug-18.

1 win

Back in the late 1970's to early 1980's, Writer and Director Wes Craven (The Scream Series, Red Eye, Shocker) created one of the most memorable villains of all time and his name is Freddy Krueger (Played by Robert Englund until the 2010 remake with Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy Krueger). Originally Wes Craven's screenplay was rejected by every major studio and every big-name producer until (...)

The Lovely Bones (2009)

# 06661 IMDb

The Lovely Bones (2009)

TaglineThe story of a life and everything that came after...

Director: Peter Jackson

Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller (2h 15min)

USA USA, UK UK, New Zealand New Zealand

Rated 6.7 after 146,216 votes, 42% postive reviews on 16-Jul-19.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 23 nominations

Based on the best selling book by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is the story of a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

District 9 (2009)

# 06145 IMDb

District 9 (2009)

(District Nine)

TaglineYou are not welcome here.

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller (1h 52min)

USA USA, New Zealand New Zealand

Rated 7.9 after 613,522 votes, 81% postive reviews on 21-Nov-19.

Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 53 nominations

In 1990, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions (...)

Hot Fuzz (2007)

# 02802 IMDb

Hot Fuzz (2007)

TaglineBig Cops. Small Town. Moderate Violence.

Director: Edgar Wright

Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery (2h 01min)

UK UK

Rated 7.9 after 413,085 votes, 81% postive reviews on 08-Dec-18.

2 wins & 3 nominations

Nicholas Angel is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing - the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager (...)

King Kong (2005)

# 00999 IMDb

King Kong (2005)

(Kong: The Eighth Wonder of the World)

TaglineThe eighth wonder of the world.

Director: Peter Jackson

Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller (3h 07min)

New Zealand New Zealand, USA USA

Rated 7.2 after 358,554 votes, 81% postive reviews on 19-Dec-18.

Won 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 38 nominations

Set in the 1930s, this is the story of a group of explorers and documentary filmmakers who travel to the mysterious Skull Island (near Sumatra) to investigate legends of a giant gorilla named Kong. Once there, they discover that King Kong is a real creature, living in a massive jungle where creatures from prehistoric times have been protected and hidden for millions of years. As the explorers (...)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

# 01188 IMDb TOP250 #7 PG-13 

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

TaglineThe eye of the enemy is moving.

Director: Peter Jackson

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy (3h 21min)

New Zealand New Zealand, USA USA

Rated 8.9 after 1,455,480 votes, 94% postive reviews on 23-Jan-19.

Won 11 Oscars. Another 198 wins & 122 nominations

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

# 01050 IMDb TOP250 #15

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

TaglineA New Power Is Rising.

Director: Peter Jackson

Action, Adventure, Fantasy (2h 59min)

USA USA, New Zealand New Zealand, Germany Germany

Rated 8.7 after 1,380,480 votes, 87% postive reviews on 18-Oct-19.

Won 2 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 63 nominations

The Fellowship has been broken. Boromir is dead, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee have gone to Mordor alone to destroy the One Ring, Merry and Pippin have been captured by the Uruk-hai, and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli have made friends of the Rohan, a race of humans that are in the path of the upcoming war, led by its aging king, Théoden. The two towers between Mordor and Isengard, Barad-dúr (...)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

# 01187 IMDb TOP250 #11

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

TaglineThe Legend Comes to Life

Director: Peter Jackson

Action, Adventure, Fantasy (2h 58min)

New Zealand New Zealand, USA USA

Rated 8.8 after 1,516,313 votes, 92% postive reviews on 01-Jul-19.

Won 4 Oscars. Another 61 wins & 70 nominations

An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, (...)

The Frighteners (1996)

# 01384 IMDb

The Frighteners (1996)

TaglineNo Rest for the Wicked.

Director: Peter Jackson

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller (1h 50min)

New Zealand New Zealand, USA USA

Rated 7.1 after 75,570 votes, 52% postive reviews on 02-Jan-19.

1 win & 10 nominations

Frank Bannister is a man who goes around town claiming that he can talk with and see ghosts, though while he can, some believe (though he is, in fact) a common con-man who gets ghosts to make it appear though there is a haunting in whichever house is chosen, wherein he sweeps into action and pretends to remove the ghosts. All this goes on until one day strange deaths start occurring all (...)

Forgotten Silver (1995)

# 03327 IMDb

Forgotten Silver (1995)

Director: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson

Comedy (53min)

New Zealand New Zealand

Rated 7.5 after 5,363 votes on 03-Nov-18.

2 wins

Forgotten Silver is a mockumentary which details the prodigious life of "lost" filmmaker Colin McKenzie and his incredible advances that were lost to history...until now. This supergenius filmmaker, posthumously inducted into the pantheon of cinema greats, made incredible advances in filmmaking technology, supposedly making a talkie in 1908 and using color film in 1911, but madness and poverty (...)

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

# 02670 IMDb

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

TaglineThe true story of a crime that shocked a nation.

Director: Peter Jackson

Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller (1h 39min)

UK UK, Germany Germany, New Zealand New Zealand

Rated 7.4 after 54,844 votes on 12-Oct-18.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 16 wins & 3 nominations

Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme met in school during the 1950s. Instant best friends, they proceeded to spend every minute possible together, often writing about a fantasy land of their own invention. More and more estranged from their respective families, the two girls realise that they are extremely different from most other people, and agree to take any steps necessary to ensure that they are (...)

Braindead (1992)

# 03202 IMDb

Braindead (1992)

(Dead Alive)

TaglineSome things won't stay down... even after they die.

Director: Peter Jackson

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror (1h 44min)

New Zealand New Zealand

Rated 7.5 after 86,795 votes, 54% postive reviews on 13-Jul-19.

13 wins & 1 nomination

In 1957, a rare rat monkey is brought from Sumatra to a zoo in New Zeland. The local Lionel Cosgrove (Timothy Balme) is a shy young man, having a complex due to the death of his father, and is completely dominated by his evil and possessive mother Vera (Elizabeth Moody). In a small shop nearby his house, Lionel meets the very superstitious attendant Paquita Maria Sanchez (Diana Peñalver), who (...)

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