History Creator / PeterJackson

2nd Jan '18 4:33:11 AM Saveelich
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Peter Robert Jackson (born October 31, 1961) is a New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his hugely successful ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film trilogy, adapted from [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the book of the same name]]. The final movie of the trilogy, ''The Return of the King'', won 11 Academy Awards at the 2004 ceremony to honour films of the previous year, including Best Picture and Best Director. This made him only the fourth person to win Oscars for directing, producing and screenwriting in the same year (joining Creator/BillyWilder, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, and Creator/JamesLBrooks; this group would be joined four years later by Creator/TheCoenBrothers). He later directed a {{prequel}} trilogy to his ''The Lord of the Rings'' magnum opus, ''Film/TheHobbit'', to great success again (if less critically acclaimed).

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Peter Robert Jackson (born October 31, 1961) is a New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his hugely successful ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film trilogy, adapted from [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the book of the same name]]. The final movie of the trilogy, ''The Return of the King'', won 11 Academy Awards at the 2004 ceremony to honour films of the previous year, including Best Picture and Best Director. This made him only the fourth person to win Oscars for directing, producing and screenwriting in the same year (joining Creator/BillyWilder, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, and Creator/JamesLBrooks; this group would be joined four years later by Creator/TheCoenBrothers). He later directed a {{prequel}} trilogy to his ''The Lord of the Rings'' magnum opus, ''Film/TheHobbit'', to great success again (if less critically acclaimed).
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2nd Jan '18 4:32:54 AM Saveelich
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Peter Robert Jackson (born October 31, 1961) is a New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his hugely successful ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film trilogy, adapted from [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the book of the same name]]. The final movie of the trilogy, ''The Return of the King'', won 11 Academy Awards at the 2004 ceremony to honour films of the previous year, including Best Picture and Best Director. This made him only the fourth person to win Oscars for directing, producing and screenwriting in the same year (joining Creator/BillyWilder, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, and Creator/JamesLBrooks; this group would be joined four years later by Creator/TheCoenBrothers).

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Peter Robert Jackson (born October 31, 1961) is a New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his hugely successful ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film trilogy, adapted from [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the book of the same name]]. The final movie of the trilogy, ''The Return of the King'', won 11 Academy Awards at the 2004 ceremony to honour films of the previous year, including Best Picture and Best Director. This made him only the fourth person to win Oscars for directing, producing and screenwriting in the same year (joining Creator/BillyWilder, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, and Creator/JamesLBrooks; this group would be joined four years later by Creator/TheCoenBrothers).
Creator/TheCoenBrothers). He later directed a {{prequel}} trilogy to his ''The Lord of the Rings'' magnum opus, ''Film/TheHobbit'', to great success again (if less critically acclaimed).
1st Jan '18 10:53:38 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* {{Gorn}}: ''Bad Taste'' and ''Braindead'' are practically dripping with blood and guts, often in a [[BloodyHilarious comical manner]].

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* {{Gorn}}: ''Bad Taste'' and ''Braindead'' are practically dripping with blood and guts, often in a [[BloodyHilarious comical manner]]. Even his PG-13 movies are quite violent, what with all the flying body parts in ''Lord of the Rings'' and ''The Hobbit'' and people [[NightmareFuel eaten alive by monsters]] in ''King Kong.''
23rd Dec '17 11:12:21 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/MortalEngines'' (2018)
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29th Nov '17 7:45:42 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: His films differentiate. ''KingKong'' and ''MeetTheFeebles'' are more on the cynical end. Film/TheLordOfTheRings trilogy however is heavily idealistic like the books. Some of his earlier films could be somewhere in the middle.
30th Aug '17 8:29:18 AM CosmicFerret
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Prior to his work on the trilogy, he already had a cult following for his [[BloodyHilarious splatter comedies]][[note]]a "splatter comedy" is pretty much a slapstick comedy meets a gross-out dark comedy[[/note]]. In 1994, he received his first Oscar nomination for screenwriting for ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', based on the 1954 Parker-Hulme murder, committed by two teenage girls in Christchurch, New Zealand. His first big budget movie was ''Film/TheFrighteners'', starring Creator/MichaelJFox. Unfortunately, the movie wasn't commercially successful. In 2005, he [[Film/KingKong2005 finally fulfilled his dream to remake]] the 1933 classic ''Film/{{King Kong|1933}}''.

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Prior to his work on the trilogy, he already had a cult following for his [[SplatterHorror splatter]] [[BloodyHilarious splatter comedies]][[note]]a "splatter comedy" is pretty much a slapstick comedy meets a gross-out dark comedy[[/note]]. In 1994, he received his first Oscar nomination for screenwriting for ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', based on the 1954 Parker-Hulme murder, committed by two teenage girls in Christchurch, New Zealand. His first big budget movie was ''Film/TheFrighteners'', starring Creator/MichaelJFox. Unfortunately, the movie wasn't commercially successful. In 2005, he [[Film/KingKong2005 finally fulfilled his dream to remake]] the 1933 classic ''Film/{{King Kong|1933}}''.
16th Aug '17 1:23:38 PM Folamh3
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* UncreditedRole: He had a brief uncredited cameo in ''Film/HotFuzz'' as the knife-wielding Santa Claus.
7th Aug '17 3:55:10 PM gjjones
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* CreatorCouple: His wife Fran Walsh has been a co-writer and co-producer on all his films, with the exception of ''Bad Taste'', and provided the voice of the Nazgul in ''Lord of the Rings''.
* DescendedCreator: In ''Bad Taste'' he's one of the primary characters, Derek, since he'd run out of people to help and figured that he knew he'd show up to film.


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* DoingItForTheArt: Rather than money, he's very motivated by projects that he finds interesting.


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* OneOfUs:
** He's a fan of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and wanted to do a movie based on it, but it never got off the ground.
** To say nothing of his passion for ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' books.
** He's also been a big fan of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and occasionally appears in fan videos by [[http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/30/9818474/peter-jackson-doctor-who-video Peter Capaldi]] and [[Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot Peter Davison]].
13th May '17 2:32:31 AM Xtifr
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'''Peter Robert Jackson''' (born October 31, 1961) is a New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his hugely successful ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film trilogy, adapted from [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the book of the same name]]. The final movie of the trilogy, ''The Return of the King'', won 11 Academy Awards at the 2004 ceremony to honour films of the previous year, including Best Picture and Best Director. This made him only the fourth person to win Oscars for directing, producing and screenwriting in the same year (joining Creator/BillyWilder, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, and Creator/JamesLBrooks; this group would be joined four years later by Creator/TheCoenBrothers).

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'''Peter Peter Robert Jackson''' Jackson (born October 31, 1961) is a New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his hugely successful ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film trilogy, adapted from [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the book of the same name]]. The final movie of the trilogy, ''The Return of the King'', won 11 Academy Awards at the 2004 ceremony to honour films of the previous year, including Best Picture and Best Director. This made him only the fourth person to win Oscars for directing, producing and screenwriting in the same year (joining Creator/BillyWilder, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, and Creator/JamesLBrooks; this group would be joined four years later by Creator/TheCoenBrothers).
4th Apr '17 12:37:43 AM ElectroKraken
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* CreatorCouple: His wife Fran Walsh has been a co-writer and co-producer on all his films, with the exception of ''Bad Taste'', and provided the voice of the Nazgul in ''Lord of the Rings''.
* DescendedCreator: In ''Bad Taste'' he's one of the primary characters, Derek, since he'd run out of people to help and figured that he knew he'd show up to film.
* Determinator: Goodness gracious, yes. In addition to being a largely self-taught film-maker, the efforts he goes through for some of his films are astounding.[[note]](Multiple obstacles for ''Bad Taste'', shooting in secrecy for ''Meet the Feebles'', ''Braindead'' and ''King Kong'' crashing and burning once each, to say nothing of the difficulties he had with ''The Lord of the Rings''.)[[/note]]
* DoingItForTheArt: Rather than money, he's very motivated by projects that he finds interesting.

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* CreatorCouple: His wife Fran Walsh has been a co-writer and co-producer on all his films, with the exception of ''Bad Taste'', and provided the voice of the Nazgul in ''Lord of the Rings''.
* DescendedCreator: In ''Bad Taste'' he's one of the primary characters, Derek, since he'd run out of people to help and figured that he knew he'd show up to film.
* Determinator:
{{Determinator}}: Goodness gracious, yes. In addition to being a largely self-taught film-maker, the efforts he goes through for some of his films are astounding.[[note]](Multiple obstacles for ''Bad Taste'', shooting in secrecy for ''Meet the Feebles'', ''Braindead'' and ''King Kong'' crashing and burning once each, to say nothing of the difficulties he had with ''The Lord of the Rings''.)[[/note]]
* DoingItForTheArt: Rather than money, he's very motivated by projects that he finds interesting.
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* OneOfUs:
** He's a fan of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and wanted to do a movie based on it, but it never got off the ground.
** To say nothing of his passion for ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' books.
** He's also been a big fan of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and occasionally appears in fan videos by [[http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/30/9818474/peter-jackson-doctor-who-video Peter Capaldi]] and [[Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot Peter Davison]].
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