Peter Jackson

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Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03) and the Hobbit trilogy (2012–14), 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), and the World War I documentary film They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Jackson has received more than 6,478,464 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Peter Jackson is the 116th most popular film director (up from 128th 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 1,580Before him are Tony Scott, Jules Dassin, Wes Craven, Jerzy Grotowski, Erich von Stroheim, and Mel Brooks. After him are Ed Wood, Ang Lee, Jean-Pierre Melville, George Cukor, William Friedkin, and Roy Andersson.

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Among people born in 1961, Peter Jackson ranks 12Before him are Stephen Hillenburg, Bill de Blasio, Eddie Murphy, Ilham Aliyev, Nadia Comăneci, and Enya. After him are Dennis Rodman, Carl Lewis, Woody Harrelson, Robert Carlyle, Erna Solberg, and Forest Whitaker.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Peter Jackson ranks 6 out of 206Before him are Ernest Rutherford (1871), Edmund Hillary (1919), Russell Crowe (1964), Bruce McLaren (1937), and Maurice Wilkins (1916). After him are Katherine Mansfield (1888), Denny Hulme (1936), Alan MacDiarmid (1927), Kiri Te Kanawa (1944), Chris Amon (1943), and Burt Munro (1899).

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), Lee Tamahori (1950), Fran Walsh (1959), Geoff Murphy (1938), Andrew Adamson (1966), Niki Caro (1967), and Andrew Dominik (1967).

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