PETER JACKSON Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Peter Jackson                                                             
Born October 31, 1961 Pukerua Bay, New Zealand                                   
Peter Robert Jackson (born October 31, 1961) is an Academy Award-winning         
New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings       
trilogy, which he, along with Fran Walsh, his long time partner, and Philippa   
Boyens, adapted from the novels by J. R. R. Tolkien. He is also known for his   
2005 remake of King Kong.                                                       
Jackson first gained attention with his "splatstick" horror comedies, and came   
to prominence with success and critical acclaim for Heavenly Creatures, for     
which he shared an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay Written Directly 
for the Screen with Walsh.