Happy Birthday: Peter Jackson

peterjackson.jpgPeter Jackson

Born: October 31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Married to: Fran Walsh (1987 – present) (2 children)

The weird thing about being a director of films that have a certain popularity and a following is that you are forced to have to deal with things that you have no interest in but they become part of your life. Like you have to deal with increased security. You have to deal with privacy issues. A lot of things that really don’t have anything to do with filmmaking. You have to have a team around you, assistants, and people that look after you. I never imagined that sort of filmmaking when I was young. I never thought I’d find myself in this place. There’s the actual craft of directing and then there’s this other baggage that comes the more successful you are as a director. Your craft is still there but all this other stuff kind of starts to build up around you.

Bad Taste
1987
dir. Peter Jackson
Cast
Terry Potter
Pete O’Herne
DEAD ALIVEDead Alive
1992
dir. Jackson
Starring
Timothy Balme
Diana Peñalver
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001
dir. Jackson
Starring
Elijah Wood
THE TWO TOWERSLord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2002
dir. Jackson
Starring
Sean Astin
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003
dir. Jackson
KING KONG Movie PosterKing Kong
dir. Jackson
Starring
Jack Black
Naomi Watts
Adrian Brody
DISTRICT 9 Movie PosterDistrict 9
dir. Neil Blomkamp
Starring
Sharlto Copley
Producer
Jackson
THE LOVELY BONES Movie PosterThe Lovely Bones
dir. Peter Jackson
Stars:
Rachel Weisz
Mark Wahlberg
Saoirse Ronan
MOVIE POSTERTHE HOBBIT: The Desolation of Smaug
2013
dir. Peter Jackson
MOVIE POSTERTHE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
dir. Peter Jackson
Stars:
Martin Freeman
Ian McKellen
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