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FILM DIRECTOR

Peter Jackson

1961 - Today

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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 8,021,796 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Peter Jackson is the 114th most popular film director (up from 116th 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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  • 4.97

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Peter Jackson ranks 114 out of 1,581Before him are Jules Dassin, Wes Craven, Louis Malle, George Cukor, David Fincher, and Elia Kazan. After him are Erich von Stroheim, Jerzy Grotowski, Sam Peckinpah, Lina Wertmüller, John Carpenter, and Peter Bogdanovich.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1961, Peter Jackson ranks 14Before him are Nadia Comăneci, Eddie Murphy, Enya, Bill de Blasio, Carl Lewis, and Woody Harrelson. After him are Laurence Fishburne, Joko Widodo, Meg Ryan, Forest Whitaker, Robert Carlyle, and Dennis Rodman.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Peter Jackson ranks 6 out of 248Before him are Ernest Rutherford (1871), Edmund Hillary (1919), Russell Crowe (1964), Maurice Wilkins (1916), and Bruce McLaren (1937). After him are Denny Hulme (1936), Katherine Mansfield (1888), Burt Munro (1899), Wallace Fard Muhammad (1893), Jane Campion (1954), and Martin Campbell (1943).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In New Zealand

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

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