Knowledge Identifier: +Peter_Jackson
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1961.
Countries: United States (38%), United Kingdom (17%), (13%)
Linked to: Weta Workshop, Bungie, Miramax, Universal Studios
Over four years Jackson's first feature, Bad Taste, grew in haphazard fashion from a short film into a 90-minute splatter comedy, with many of Jackson's friends acting and working on it for free.
Bad Taste - "'Bad Taste"' is a 1987 splatter science fiction horror comedy film directed, written, produced, photographed, co-edited by and co-starring Peter Jackson, who made most of the makeup and special effects
RifRaf - RifRaf worked on design and construction of puppets for Peter Jackson's 1989 "Meet the Feebles"
Bill Ralston - Ralston played zoo official Stewart in Peter Jackson's 1992 splatter film "Braindead"
Released in 1994 after Jackson won a race to bring the story to the screen, Heavenly Creatures marked a major change for Jackson in terms of both style and tone.
Mario Lanza - The persona and music of Mario Lanza are featured in the 1994 Peter Jackson film "Heavenly Creatures
Charles Starkweather - The 1996 Peter Jackson film "The Frighteners" features a central plot elements with a Starkweather-inspired killer who goes on a similar murder spree complete with a kidnapped female accomplice
Viggo Mortensen - Another major mainstream breakthrough came in 1999, when Peter Jackson cast him as Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Shelob was designed in 1999, with the body based on a tunnelweb spider and the head with numerous growths selected by Peter Jackson's children from one of many sculpts
Sean Astin - In the early 2000s, Astin experienced a career breakthrough with his role as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, released in 2001, 2002 and 2003
Hugo Weaving - He garnered additional acclaim in the role of Elrond in Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings", released between 2001 and 2003
Christopher Tolkien - In 2001, he received some attention for his stance toward "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson
Jackson was appointed a Companion in the New Zealand Order of Merit, in the 2002 New Year Honours.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - "'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"' is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings"
Fay Wray - In 2004, Wray was approached by director Peter Jackson to appear in a small cameo for the 2005 remake of "King Kong"
The Lovely Bones (film) - In April 2004, producers Peter Jackson, Fran_Walsh, and Philippa Boyens entered negotiations to develop the project
Stephen Fry - In 2007, Fry wrote a script for a remake of "The Dam Busters" for director Peter Jackson
Guillermo del Toro - In April 2008, del Toro was hired by Peter Jackson to direct the live-action film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"
In 2009, he purchased a Gulfstream G550 jet; his total net worth is estimated by National Business Review at NZ$450 million.
Hugo Weaving - In March, the Sydney Theatre Company and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that STC's 2010 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya would be reprised in Washington, D.C. during the month of August In April, months of speculation finally ended when Weaving appeared on "The Hobbit"'s New Zealand set, shortly before a production spokesman officially confirmed the actor's return as Elrond in Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy to "The Lord of the Rings"
Alice Sebold - "The Lovely Bones" remained on "The New York Times" Bestseller list for over one year and was adapted into a 2010 film of the same name by Peter Jackson
In 2011, Jackson and Walsh purchased 1 Kent Place, the home of BATS Theatre in Wellington , effectively securing the theatre's future.
Hugo Weaving - Del Toro eventually left the project; Peter Jackson decided to direct the films himself but Weaving was not officially confirmed in the cast until May 2011
Barry Humphries - On 19 June 2011, it was announced that Humphries would play the role of the Goblin King in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of Tolkien's "The Hobbit", due for release in December 2012 and 2013 and July 2014
He was to be the executive producer on a "Halo" film, developed and released by Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox but in October 2006 the film was postponed indefinitely
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"' is a 2012 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson
The Hobbit (film series) - At an industry event screening in April 2012, Peter Jackson showed a ten-minute clip of the film, and the new High Frame Rate 48 fps format received "an underwhelming reaction at best", while "Variety" stated that the footage "looked distinctively sharper and more immediate than everything shown before it, giving the 3D smoother movement and crisp sharpness"
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - "'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"' is a 2013 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - On 4 November 2013, a special Desolation of Smaug live online fan event, hosted by Anderson Cooper in New York, was held across eleven different cities with participants including Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - An extended edition of the film had a limited re-release on October 5, 2015, accompanied by a special greeting from Peter Jackson
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - An extended edition of the film had a limited re-release on 7 October 2015, accompanied by a special greeting from Peter Jackson
On January 30, 2019, the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles' final public performance, Jackson announced that his next directorial work would be a documentary film about the making of their final album "Let It Be"
Let It Be (1970 film) - In 2019, it was announced that a new version of the film incorporating previously-unseen footage, directed by Peter Jackson, would be released to coincide with the album and film's fiftieth anniversary, and will be followed by a remastered re-release of the original film
Let It Be (1970 film) - It was later announced on January 30, 2019, the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles' rooftop concert, that the new film, built around "55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio" from the original 1969 sessions will be directed by Peter Jackson using the same restoration techniques of his acclaimed World War I documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old"