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Peter Jackson (born October 31, 1961) is a 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.



Year Title Oscar nominations Oscar wins BAFTA Nominations BAFTA Wins Golden Globe Nominations Golden Globe Wins
1976 The Valley (Short)
1987 Bad Taste
1989 Meet the Feebles
1992 Braindead (released in North America as Dead Alive)
1994 Heavenly Creatures 1
1995 Forgotten Silver (Documentary)
1996 The Frighteners
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 13 4 12 4 4
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 6 2 9 2 2
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 11 11 12 4 4 4
2005 King Kong 4 3 3 1 2
2008 Crossing the Line (short)
2009 The Lovely Bones 1 2 1



Miscellaneous crew


Special effects

Visual effects

  • Braindead (1992): Miniatures
  • Contact (1997): Additional visual effects



Second unit director

Camera and electrical department

Costume designer

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