Peter Jackson

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Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known as the director, writer and producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) and the Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014), both of which are adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. Other notable films include the critically lauded drama Heavenly Creatures (1994), the horror comedy The Frighteners (1996), the epic monster remake film King Kong (2005), the World War I documentary film They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) and the documentary The Beatles: Get Back (2021). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Jackson has received more than 10,065,081 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Peter Jackson is the 116th most popular film director (down from 114th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from New Zealand and the most popular New Zealander Film Director.

Peter Jackson is most famous for his work as a film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit trilogy.

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Among film directors, Peter Jackson ranks 116 out of 2,041Before him are John Huston, Terrence Malick, Kenji Mizoguchi, Otar Iosseliani, Manoel de Oliveira, and Jules Dassin. After him are Jerzy Grotowski, David Lean, Sergei Bondarchuk, John Woo, Howard Hawks, and Victor Fleming.

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Among people born in 1961, Peter Jackson ranks 15Before him are Eddie Murphy, Joko Widodo, Michael J. Fox, Enya, Carl Lewis, and Julia Gillard. After him are Petr Pavel, Hibatullah Akhundzada, Carlos Valderrama, Robert Carlyle, Manu Chao, and Joseph Kony.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Peter Jackson ranks 6 out of 303Before him are Ernest Rutherford (1871), Edmund Hillary (1919), Russell Crowe (1964), Maurice Wilkins (1916), and Bruce McLaren (1937). After him are Katherine Mansfield (1888), Denny Hulme (1936), Alan MacDiarmid (1927), Thomas Williams (1930), Helen Clark (1950), and Chris Amon (1943).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In New Zealand

Among film directors born in New Zealand, Peter Jackson ranks 1After him are Martin Campbell (1943), Jane Campion (1954), Andrew Niccol (1964), Fran Walsh (1959), Rupert Julian (1879), Lee Tamahori (1950), Andrew Adamson (1966), Geoff Murphy (1938), Niki Caro (1967), and Andrew Dominik (1967).


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
As armies mass for a final battle that will decide the fate of the world--and powerful, ancient forces of Light and Dark compete to determine the outcome--one member of the Fellowship of the Ring is revealed as the noble heir to the throne of the Kings of Men. Yet, the sole hope for triumph over evil lies with a brave hobbit, Frodo, who, accompanied by his loyal friend Sam and the hideous, wretched Gollum, ventures deep into the very dark heart of Mordor on his seemingly impossible quest to destroy the Ring of Power.​
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Frodo Baggins and the other members of the Fellowship continue on their sacred quest to destroy the One Ring--but on separate paths. Their destinies lie at two towers--Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupt wizard Saruman awaits, and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor. Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.