Peter Jackson

Sir Peter Robert Jackson, (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter, known for his Lord of the Rings film trilogy, adapted from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. He is also known for his 2005 remake of King Kong and as the producer of District 9. He won international attention early in his career with his "splatstick" horror comedies, before coming to mainstream prominence with Heavenly Creatures, for which he shared an Academy Award Best Screenplay nomination with his wife, Fran Walsh. Jackson has been awarded three Academy Awards in his career, including the award for Best Director in 2003. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Jackson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Bad Taste (1987)

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A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country’s Astro-Investigation and Defense Service (AIaDS) is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Terry Potter  •  Pete O'Herne  •  Craig Smith  •  Mike Minett

A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country’s Astro-Investigation and Defense Service (AIaDS) is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Terry Potter  •  Pete O'Herne  •  Craig Smith  •  Mike Minett

Braindead (1992)

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When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Timothy Balme  •  Diana Peñalver  •  Elizabeth Moody  •  Ian Watkin

When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Timothy Balme  •  Diana Peñalver  •  Elizabeth Moody  •  Ian Watkin

Forgotten Silver (1995)

The life story of Colin McKenzie, a forgotten pioneer of international cinema who was born in rural New Zealand in 1888.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson  •  Costa Botes
CAST:  Peter Jackson  •  Jeffrey Thomas  •  Johnny Morris  •  Costa Botes

The life story of Colin McKenzie, a forgotten pioneer of international cinema who was born in rural New Zealand in 1888.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson  •  Costa Botes
CAST:  Peter Jackson  •  Jeffrey Thomas  •  Johnny Morris  •  Costa Botes

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand with her family, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of fantasy and literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Sarah Peirse  •  Simon O'Connor

Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand with her family, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of fantasy and literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Sarah Peirse  •  Simon O'Connor

Hot Fuzz (2007)

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As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

King Kong (2005)

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In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Jack Black  •  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Jack Black  •  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Meet the Feebles (1989)

Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her. And with all the world waiting for the show, the assorted co-stars must contend with drug addiction, extortion, robbery, disease, drug dealing, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Donna Akersten  •  Stuart Devenie  •  Mark Hadlow  •  Brian Sergent

Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her. And with all the world waiting for the show, the assorted co-stars must contend with drug addiction, extortion, robbery, disease, drug dealing, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Donna Akersten  •  Stuart Devenie  •  Mark Hadlow  •  Brian Sergent

The Frighteners (1996)

Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Jeffrey Combs  •  Jake Busey  •  Chi McBride

Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Jeffrey Combs  •  Jake Busey  •  Chi McBride

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Sean Astin

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Sean Astin

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

The Lovely Bones (2009)

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After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Saoirse Ronan

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Saoirse Ronan

RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' (2005)

An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of the 1933 production “King Kong,” one of the most influential films ever made.  (more)

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CAST:  Sam Fontana  •  Phil Tippett  •  Rick Baker  •  Joe Dante

An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of the 1933 production “King Kong,” one of the most influential films ever made.  (more)

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CAST:  Sam Fontana  •  Phil Tippett  •  Rick Baker  •  Joe Dante

West of Memphis (2012)

The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy J. Berg
CAST:  Jason Baldwin  •  Julie Ann Doan  •  Damien Wayne Echols  •  Pam Hobbs

The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy J. Berg
CAST:  Jason Baldwin  •  Julie Ann Doan  •  Damien Wayne Echols  •  Pam Hobbs

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

There’s only one person who so accurately personifies movie magic in the history of film, and that man is special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen. Focusing on the man behind the landmark effects on films like Clash Of The Titans, One Million Years B.C., Jason And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso
CAST:  Ray Harryhausen  •  Peter Jackson  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Tim Burton

There’s only one person who so accurately personifies movie magic in the history of film, and that man is special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen. Focusing on the man behind the landmark effects on films like Clash Of The Titans, One Million Years B.C., Jason And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso
CAST:  Ray Harryhausen  •  Peter Jackson  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Tim Burton

Behind the Bull: Forgotten Silver (2000)

Documentary about the making of Forgotten Silver.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa Botes
CAST:  Victoria Beynon-Cole  •  Peter Jackson  •  Costa Botes

Documentary about the making of Forgotten Silver.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa Botes
CAST:  Victoria Beynon-Cole  •  Peter Jackson  •  Costa Botes

Good Taste Made Bad Taste (1988)

A very informative documentary on the making of Peter Jackson's gore classic Bad Taste. Highlights include behind-the-scenes footage, detailed explanations of the special effects, an interview with Peter's mom and dad, and interviews with the cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Hiles
CAST:  Peter Vere-Jones  •  Peter Jackson

A very informative documentary on the making of Peter Jackson's gore classic Bad Taste. Highlights include behind-the-scenes footage, detailed explanations of the special effects, an interview with Peter's mom and dad, and interviews with the cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Hiles
CAST:  Peter Vere-Jones  •  Peter Jackson
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