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Peter Jackson net worth:
$450 Million

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Peter Jackson information

Birth date: October 31, 1961
Birth place: Pukerua Bay, New Zealand
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Profession:Screenwriter, Film Producer, Film director, Actor
Nationality:New Zealand
Spouse:Fran Walsh (m. 1987)
Children:Katie Jackson, Billy Jackson
Awards:Academy Award for Best Picture
Movies:“Bad Taste” (1987), “Meet the Feebles” (1989), “Heavenly Creatures" (1994), “Meet the Feebles” (2002), “The Lord of the Rings” (1997-2003)
TV shows:Entourage (2004-2011), Filmland (2003-2004)

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Peter Jackson Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Sir Peter Robert Jackson, commonly known as Peter Jackson, is a famous New Zealand screenwriter, as well as a film director and producer. To the public, Peter Jackson is perhaps best known for his work on “The Lord of the Rings” film adaptations of J. R. R. R. Tolkien’s novels. Considered to be among the highest-grossing trilogies, “The Lord of the Rings” managed to gross more than $2.9 billion in the box office worldwide, and succeeded at winning 17 Academy Awards. With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler and Viggo Mortensen in the main roles, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy inspired the release of several video games, as well as its prequel trilogy known as “The Hobbit” film series. The first film in the series came out in 2012 under the title of “An Unexpected Journey”, followed by “The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Battle of Five Armies”, which was released in December in 2014. Aside from the two trilogies, Peter Jackson is known for “The Lovely Bones” with Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz, “Heavenly Creatures” with Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey, and “The Adventures of Tintin”. In addition to many awards, Peter Jackson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.

Peter Jackson Net Worth $450 Million

A well-known director and producer, how rich is Peter Jackson? According to sources, Peter Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million, most of which he has accumulated from his involvement in the film industry.

Peter Jackson was born in 1961, in New Zealand. When he was a teenager, Jackson was largely inspired by he sketch comedy series called “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, as well as the animated series of “The Lord of the Rings”, based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels. Consequently, Jackson purchased all the necessary equipment, and started shooting his own films. One of his very first movies was a sci-fi comedy film entitled “Bad Taste”, which was met with generally positive reviews and soon received a cult following. Following the success of his debut film, Jackson briefly focused on screenwriting, but in 1989 he returned to directing with his second film “Meet the Feebles”, starring Mark Hadlow.

Jackson rose to prominence several years later, in 1994, when he directed the drama film called “Heavenly Creatures”. Just as with Jackson’s debut work, the film received a lot of critical praise, and was even featured in many top 10 lists. As a result of this, Jackson caught the attention of the entertainment company “Miramax” founded by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, both of whom contributed to Jackson’s overall popularity at the time. Over the years, Peter Jackson has become one of the best film directors in the industry.

In regards to his personal life, Peter Jackson married the screenwriter and film producer Fran Walsh in 1987, and they have been together ever since. Walsh worked with Jackson on such films as “Meet the Feebles”, as well as “The Lord of the Rings” film series. Together, they have two children, namely Katie and Billy.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mortal Engines producer pre-production
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun producer announced
Untitled Third Tintin Film executive producer announced
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 producer
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 producer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 producer
West of Memphis 2012 Documentary producer
The Adventures of Tintin 2011 producer
The Lovely Bones 2009 producer
District 9 2009 producer
King Kong 2005 producer
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005 Video documentary producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 producer
The Long and Short of It 2003 Short executive producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 producer
The Making of 'The Frighteners' 1998 Video documentary producer
Jack Brown Genius 1996 producer
The Frighteners 1996 producer
Forgotten Silver 1995 TV Movie executive producer
Heavenly Creatures 1994 co-producer
Valley of the Stereos 1992 Short executive producer
Meet the Feebles 1989 producer
Bad Taste 1987 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun announced
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012
King Kong 360 3-D 2010 Short
The Lovely Bones 2009
Crossing the Line 2008/I Short
King Kong 2005
The Lost Spider Pit Sequence 2005 Video short
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
The Making of 'The Frighteners' 1998 Video documentary
The Frighteners 1996
Forgotten Silver 1995 TV Movie
Heavenly Creatures 1994
Braindead 1992
Meet the Feebles 1989
Bad Taste 1987
The Valley 1976 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mortal Engines screenplay pre-production
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 screenplay
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 screenplay
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 screenplay
The Lovely Bones 2009 screenplay
Crossing the Line 2008/I Short written by
King Kong 2005 screenplay
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 screenplay
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 screenplay
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 screenplay
The Making of 'The Frighteners' 1998 Video documentary
Jack Brown Genius 1996
The Frighteners 1996 written by
Forgotten Silver 1995 TV Movie written by
Heavenly Creatures 1994 screenplay
Braindead 1992 screenplay
Meet the Feebles 1989
Bad Taste 1987 written by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 Bilbo's Father on Picture (uncredited)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 Albert Dreary (uncredited)
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013 TV Movie Peter Jackson
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 Running Dwarf in Erebor (uncredited)
The Lovely Bones 2009 Man at Pharmacy (uncredited)
Entourage 2007 TV Series Peter Jackson
Hot Fuzz 2007 Thief Dressed as Santa (uncredited)
King Kong 2005 Gunner
Lord of the Brush 2005 TV Movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Corsair Bosun (uncredited)
The Long and Short of It 2003 Short Bus Driver
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Spear-throwing Rohan Soldier (uncredited)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Albert Dreary (uncredited)
The Frighteners 1996 Man with Piercings (uncredited)
Heavenly Creatures 1994 Bum Outside Theater (uncredited)
Braindead 1992 Undertaker's Assistant
Bad Taste 1987 Derek Robert
The Valley 1976 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
District 9 2009 presents
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005 Video documentary source: images
Great Performances 2005 TV Series concert producer - 1 episode
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom 1994 TV Movie project manager: Weta Ltd.
Meet the Feebles 1989 puppet maker

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lounge Bar 1989 Short special effects
Bad Taste 1987 special effects
Worzel Gummidge Down Under 1986 TV Series special effects
The Valley 1976 Short special effects

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Contact 1997 additional visual effects
Braindead 1992 miniatures

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Tintin 2011 second unit director
Jack Brown Genius 1996 second unit director

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Taste 1987
The Valley 1976 Short

Make Up Department

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Taste 1987 makeup effects
The Valley 1976 Short makeup designer

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Taste 1987

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Braindead 1992 stop motion animator

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meet the Feebles 1989 camera operator

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Valley 1976 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 executive soundtrack producer - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Krampus 2015/I special thanks
Dwarf on a Pig 2014 Short dedicatee
The Boxtrolls 2014 thanks
What We Do in the Shadows 2014 the producers and directors would like to thank
Who the 'Ell Is Tauriel? 2013 Short special thanks - as Sir Peter Jackson
Rise of the Fellowship 2013 special thanks
The World's End 2013 special thanks
Bilbo Le Hobbit: Director's Cut 2013 Short thanks
Broken Glass 2012 Short special thanks
Lovely Memories 2012 Short dedicatee
The Oohs 2012 Short acknowledgment
Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou 2011 Documentary special thanks
War Horse 2011 thanks
The Puppet Monster Massacre 2010 Video special thanks
Blank Spaces 2010 Short very special thanks
Little Red Riding Hood 2009/I Video short special thanks
5 Demis 2009 Short extra special thanks
Reclaiming the Blade 2009 Documentary special thanks
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion 2009 special thanks
The Ending Bridges 2009 Short very special thanks
Artists of the Roundtable 2008 Video documentary special thanks
Taste of Flesh 2008 Video very special thanks
Weird Science Whatever 2008 Short special thanks for inspiration
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed 2007 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Hot Fuzz 2007 with thanks to
Black Sheep 2006 thanks
In the Headlights 2006 Video short special thanks
The Sci-Fi Boys 2006 Documentary special thanks
Hostel 2005 very special thanks
The World's Fastest Indian 2005 thanks
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper 2005 Documentary grateful thanks
The Characters of 'Star Wars' 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
The Saw Is Family: Making 'Leatherface' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled 2003 TV Special documentary short special thanks
I'll See You in My Dreams 2003 Short thanks
Heaven 1998 special thanks
Phantoms 1998 special thanks
The Ugly 1997 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DNZ: The Real Middle Earth 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
1st Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2004 Video Himself - Winner: Best International Film 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'
Charlie Rose 2002-2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Motion Picture Drama & Best Director
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Bogans 2003 Video short Himself
The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled 2003 TV Special documentary short Himself
4Pop 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
Frids film 2003 TV Series Himself
Filmland 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Big-atures 2003 Documentary short Himself
Designing Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary Himself
Editorial: Refining the Story 2003 Video documentary short Himself
From Book to Script: Finding the Story 2003 Video documentary short Himself
J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Music for Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Battle for Helm's Deep Is Over... 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Taming of Sméagol 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Weta Digital 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Weta Workshop 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'The Long and Short of It' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
1st Annual Spaceys 2003 TV Movie Himself
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
No Fate But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Making the Movie 2002 TV Short documentary Himself
Return to Middle Earth 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings' 2002 Video documentary Himself
The Buzz 2002 TV Series Himself
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Big-atures 2002 Video documentary Himself - Director
Cameras in Middle-Earth 2002 Video documentary Himself
Designing Middle-Earth 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Digital Grading 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Editorial: Assembling an Epic 2002 Video documentary short Himself
From Book to Script 2002 Video documentary short Himself
J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth 2002 Video documentary short Himsellf
Music for Middle-Earth 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Scale 2002 Video documentary Himself
Storyboards and Pre-viz: Making Words Into Images 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The Fellowship of the Cast 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Director
The Road Goes Ever On... 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Weta Digital 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Weta Workshop 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Director
The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Director / Co-Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture
+ de cinéma 2002 TV Series documentary short Himself
Houghton Mifflin Welcomes You to Middle-Earth 2001 Video documentary short Himself
National Geographic Explorer 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Director
Gomorron 2001 TV Series Himself - regissör
A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Quest for the Ring 2001 TV Short documentary Himself
Behind the Bull: Forgotten Silver 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'The Frighteners' 1998 Video documentary Himself
Forgotten Silver 1995 TV Movie Himself
Good Taste Made Bad Taste 1988 Video short documentary Himself
Kong: Long Live the King 2016 Documentary Himself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey 2015 Video documentary short Himself
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga 2015 Video documentary short Himself
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth - Part 3 2015 Video short Himself
The Colbert Report 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Troldspejlet 2001-2014 TV Series Himself - Director / Himself
Middle-earth: There and Back Again 2014 TV Movie Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Director, The Hobbitt
Today 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma 2012-2014 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2009-2014 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2014 TV Series Himself - Director / Himself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Realms of the Third Age: From Beorn's House to Lake-town 2014 Video documentary Himself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Summoning Smaug: Last of the Fire-Drakes 2014 Video documentary Himself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - The Music of the Hobbit 2014 Video documentary Himself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - The Peoples and Denizens of Middle-earth 2014 Video documentary Himself
Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit 2014 Video documentary short Himself
River Deep, Mountain High: James Nesbitt in New Zealand 2013 Documentary Himself
An Unexpected Party: Bag End 2013 Video documentary short Himself
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Durin's Folk: Creating the Dwarves 2013 Video documentary Himself
The Hollywood Fast Lane 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Vivir de cine 2012 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
Close Up 2012 Documentary Himself
The Journey to Tintin 2012 Video documentary short Himself
The World of Tintin 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Tintin: In the Volume 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2011 Documentary Himself - Director of The Hobbit
Cinema 3 2011 TV Series Himself
Fry's Planet Word 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Campbell Live 2010 TV Series Himself
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of King Kong 360 3D 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
'District 9': Comic-Con Extravaganza 2009 Video short Himself
The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log 2009 Video short Himself
HBO First Look 2005-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Stockholms 20th International Film Festival 2009 TV Movie Himself
Last Chance to See 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2007 TV Series Himself
Bryan's Journals 2006 Video documentary Himself
King Kong: The Present 2006 Video short Himself
King Kong: Weta Collectibles 2006 Video short Himself
Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' 2006 Video documentary Himself
Shootout 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
06 Spaceys 2006 TV Special Himself
The Sci-Fi Boys 2006 Documentary Himself
Skull Island: A Natural History 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Kong's New York, 1933 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Director
It's All Gone King Kong 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
King Kong: Production Diaries - An Introduction by Peter Jackson 2005 Video short Himself
The Making of a Shot: The T-Rex Fight in King Kong 2005 Video short Himself
Film '72 2005 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries 2005 Video documentary Himself
Total Request Live 2005 TV Series Himself
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz 2005 Video documentary Himself
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005 Video documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas 2005 TV Special Himself
Du kommst nicht vorbei - Fans im Bann des Ringes 2005 Video short Himself
Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2005 Documentary Himself
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection 2005 Video documentary
2nd Annual Spaceys 2004 TV Special Himself
A Filmmaker's Journey: Making 'The Return of the King' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Big-atures 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Cameras in Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary Himself
Designing Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Editorial: Completing the Trilogy 2004 Video documentary short Himself
From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Home of the Horse Lords 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Director
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Music for Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The End of All Things 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Passing of an Age 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Weta Digital 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Weta Workshop 2004 Video documentary Himself - Director
The Official Making of 'Tongan Ninja' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Characters of 'Star Wars' 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Director, 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Director, 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy
2004 MTV Movie Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2004 TV Series Himself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director / Co-Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special 2015 Video Himself (uncredited)
Troldspejlet 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Director / Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Himself
The Big Picture 2011 TV Series Himself - Producer
Il était une fois... 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2007 TV Series documentary Undertaker's Assistant
Maquillando entre monstruos 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Before Stardom 2002 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On December 8, 2014. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
2014 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2014 Vanguard Award PGA Awards · Joe Letteri
2013 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Animated Picture The Adventures of Tintin (2011) · Steven Spielberg
· Kathleen Kennedy
2012 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures The Adventures of Tintin (2011) · Kathleen Kennedy
· Steven Spielberg
2011 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Animated Feature The Adventures of Tintin (2011) · Kathleen Kennedy
· Steven Spielberg
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director of the Decade The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Creative Person of the Decade
2010 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Director of the Decade The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2007 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Director King Kong (2005)
2006 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director King Kong (2005)
2005 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Frances Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2005 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best New Release/Re-Release/Re-Recording of an Existing Score The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Howard Shore (music composed and album produced by)
· Fran Walsh (album produced by)
· Paul Broucek (album produced by)
2005 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Director King Kong (2005)
2005 Rondo Statuette Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best Film King Kong (2005)
2005 Nebula Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Best Script The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
2004 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Foreign Film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Nikolas Korda (unit production manager plaque)
· Zane Weiner (unit production manager plaque)
· Carolynne Cunningham (first assistant director plaque)
· Guy Campbell (key second assistant director plaque)
· Marc Ashton (key second assistant director plaque)
2004 DGGB Award Directors Guild of Great Britain Outstanding Directorial Achievement in International Film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh (screenplay)
· Philippa Boyens (screenplay)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (based on the book)
2004 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form 2003 MTV Movie Awards (2003) · Fran Walsh (written by/director)
· Philippa Boyens (written by/director)
2004 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2004 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2004 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 Modern Master Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2004 Nebula Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Best Script The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2004 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best Film Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 Special Citation Toronto Film Critics Association Awards For his work on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy as a whole.
2003 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 Best Foreign Film Award Australian Film Institute The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 Audience Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best New, Enhanced or Reconstructed Movie Scenes The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary, New Release The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003 Director Award DVD Exclusive Awards
2003 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best New Movie Scenes (Finished-Edited Into Movie or Stand-Alone) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Screenplay of the Year The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh (screenplay)
· Philippa Boyens (screenplay)
· Stephen Sinclair (screenplay)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (book)
2003 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Frances Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003 Rondo Statuette Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best Genre Film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 Nebula Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Best Script The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best SF or Fantasy Film Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2002 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Tim Sanders
2002 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
· Tim Sanders
2002 Best Foreign Film Award Australian Film Institute The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
· Tim Sanders
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh (screenplay)
· Philippa Boyens (screenplay)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (book)
· Barrie M. Osborne (producer)
· Tim Sanders (producer)
· Bob Weinstein (executive producer)
· Harvey Weinstein (executive producer)
2002 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Barrie M. Osborne
· Tim Sanders
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay - Adaptation The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Rondo Statuette Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best Genre Film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2001 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2001 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2001 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2001 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2001 Special Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2001 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1997 Audience Jury Award Fantasporto Forgotten Silver (1995)
1996 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Heavenly Creatures (1994)
1996 TV Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Director - Drama/Comedy Forgotten Silver (1995) · Costa Botes
1995 Grand Prize Gérardmer Film Festival Heavenly Creatures (1994)
1995 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Director Heavenly Creatures (1994)
1994 Metro Media Award Toronto International Film Festival Heavenly Creatures (1994)
1994 Silver Lion Venice Film Festival Heavenly Creatures (1994)
1994 Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders) Awards Circuit Community Awards Honorable Mentions Heavenly Creatures (1994)
1993 Silver Scream Award Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival Braindead (1992)
1993 Grand Prize Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival Braindead (1992)
1993 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Braindead (1992)
1993 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Director Braindead (1992)
1993 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Screenplay Braindead (1992) · Stephen Sinclair
· Fran Walsh
1991 Best Direction Fantafestival Meet the Feebles (1989)
1989 Audience Award Fantafestival Bad Taste (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Guillermo del Toro
2015 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Guillermo del Toro
2014 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2013 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2013 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) · Fran Walsh (writer)
· Philippa Boyens (writer)
· Guillermo del Toro (writer)
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year District 9 (2009) · Carolynne Cunningham
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Adapted Screenplay of the Decade The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture District 9 (2009) · Carolynne Cunningham
2010 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures District 9 (2009) · Carolynne Cunningham
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture District 9 (2009) · Carolynne Cunningham (producer)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best New Release/Re-Release/Re-Recording of an Existing Score The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Howard Shore (music composed by; album produced by)
· Fran Walsh (album produced by)
· Paul Broucek (album produced by)
· Doug Adams (liner notes by)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture King Kong (2005)
2006 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing King Kong (2005) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director King Kong (2005)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director King Kong (2005)
2006 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director King Kong (2005)
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director King Kong (2005)
2006 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year King Kong (2005)
2006 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director King Kong (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director King Kong (2005)
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture King Kong (2005) · Jan Blenkin
· Carolynne Cunningham
· Fran Walsh
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director King Kong (2005)
2005 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Deleted Scenes, Outtakes and Bloopers The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2005 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best New Movie Scenes (Finished, Edited Into Movie or Stand-Alone) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2005 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year King Kong (2005)
2004 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh (screenwriter)
· Philippa Boyens (screenwriter)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (author)
2004 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Feature Film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh (screenwriter)
· Philippa Boyens (screenwriter)
· Stephen Sinclair (screenwriter)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (author)
2003 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Frances Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Feature Film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003 Czech Lion Czech Lions Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2003 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2003 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2002 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh (screenwriter)
· Philippa Boyens (screenwriter)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (author)
2002 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2002 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Feature Film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
· Tim Sanders
2002 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Barrie M. Osborne
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2002 Bram Stoker Award Bram Stoker Awards Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2002 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2002 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2001 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Frighteners (1996)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writer The Frighteners (1996) · Fran Walsh
1996 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Documentary Forgotten Silver (1995)
1996 Best Film Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival The Frighteners (1996)
1995 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Heavenly Creatures (1994) · Fran Walsh
1995 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Heavenly Creatures (1994) · Fran Walsh
1995 Best Foreign Film Award Australian Film Institute Heavenly Creatures (1994)
1994 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Heavenly Creatures (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Heavenly Creatures (1994) · Fran Walsh
1994 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Feature Heavenly Creatures (1994)
1992 Best Film Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Braindead (1992)
1991 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Meet the Feebles (1989)
1990 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Bad Taste (1987)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best Director The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2004 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Screenplay, Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2003 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2002 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2001 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Barrie M. Osborne
· Tim Sanders
· Fran Walsh
2001 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

TitleSalary
King Kong (2005) $20,000,000 + 20% of the gross (to be shared with co-writer/producer Fran Walsh & co-writer Philippa Boyens)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) $10,000,000 + gross points (this salary is for all 3 films)

#Fact
1 Owns the rubber and steel-skeletonized triceratops puppet made and used by the animators of the original King Kong (1933), his favorite movie. Before the 2005 release of that film on DVD, Jackson had the model x-rayed at a hospital radiology lab to study the structure of the skeleton inside. The rubber skin on the model, having deteriorated over the decades, was thought to be too fragile to remove completely for a closer examination. The model was then entirely rebuilt from scratch with several other creatures from the film at WETA studios for an authentic stop-motion recreation of the famous lost spider-pit sequence of the 1933 film, which was included in the bonus features of the 2005 DVD version.
2 He has made seven films with Cate Blanchett: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Hot Fuzz (2007), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). Hot Fuzz (2007) is the only one that he did not direct.
3 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 8, 2014.
4 Peter Jackson is the third director (after James Cameron and Christopher Nolan) to have released two films that have grossed $1 billion worldwide during their run. His films were The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).
5 In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he cast Ian Holm as Bilbo because he had previously played Frodo in the BBC Radio adaptation, thus allowing Holm to have played the heroes of both of Tolkien's major works. In the Hobbit trilogy, Benedict Cumberbatch plays both Smaug and the Necromancer, a character later revealed to be Sauron, thus allowing Cumberbatch to have played both major villains.
6 Has directed two actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Ian McKellen and Stanley Tucci.
7 (January 27, 2011) Recovering in a Wellington, New Zealand hospital after undergoing emergency surgery to repair a perforated ulcer.
8 His five favorite films, according to Rotten Tomatoes, are The General (1926) King Kong (1933), Jaws (1975), Goodfellas (1990) and Dawn of the Dead (2004).
9 He was awarded Knight Companion of the Order of New Zealand for his services to the film industry in the 2010 Queen's New Years Honours List.
10 To acquaint actors who had not read the books with the story, he used the BBC Radio version of The Lord of the Rings, which starred Ian Holm. He ended up using Holm as Bilbo in the films.
11 Ranked #16 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood (2007).
12 One of few directors to be offered the chance of writing and directing sequels to many famous horror franchises. He was offered Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) and Child's Play 3 (1991).
13 Is a huge fan of Doctor Who (1963), and has used the screen name Xoanon, taken from the Doctor Who story "The Face of Evil".
14 Ranked #11 on Premiere magazine's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #1 in 2005.
15 Described the production of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as "laying the tracks down in front of the train" as it was moving forward.
16 No longer needs glasses after undergoing eye surgery during the making of King Kong (2005).
17 Lost 70 lbs. during the production of King Kong (2005).
18 Ranked #7 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Greatest directors ever!" (2005).
19 Crowned the most powerful man in Hollywood by ranking #1 on Premiere magazine's 2005 Power 50 List. It is his first #1 ranking. Had ranked #6 in 2004.
20 Is among an elite group of eight directors who have won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (Orig/Adapted) for the same film. In 2004, he won all three for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). The other directors are Billy Wilder, Leo McCarey, Francis Ford Coppola, James L. Brooks, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
21 Three of his collaborators have had connections to the material being filmed, outside the context of the film being made. Ian Holm, whom he cast as Bilbo in "The Lord of the Rings", was cast because he had played Frodo in the BBC radio adaptation. That adaptation was written by Brian Sibley, who is a cousin of his wife, Fran Walsh. In Heavenly Creatures (1994), Kate Winslet plays Juliet Hulme, who would later be known as real-life mystery novelist Anne Perry. Winslet has a sister, Anna Winslet, who appears as Dora in The Cater Street Hangman (1998), which was based on one of Perry's novels.
22 Along with his wife Fran Walsh, he was one of three husband/wife teams to be nominated for an Oscar for the 2003 season, the others were Michael McKean and his wife, Annette O'Toole and Shari Springer Berman and her husband Robert Pulcini. Jackson and Walsh won Oscars while the other couples walked out of the award with no Oscars.
23 Estimated earnings from the Lord of the Rings trilogy come close to $125 million.
24 Has been referred to by Fran Walsh as being a hobbit himself, due to his physical stature, his tendency to go barefoot, and the fact that he is swarthy (in Walsh's words, "furry").
25 The copies of the Lord of the Rings books that he referred to during filming are the ones that he bought after seeing The Lord of the Rings (1978). The books have cover art by Ralph Bakshi.
26 Ranked #6 in Premiere magazine's 2004 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #20 in 2003. He is the second-highest rated director on the list, behind only Steven Spielberg.
27 Has worked with three generations of Astins: John Astin (The Frighteners (1996)); John's son, Sean Astin (the Lord of the Rings trilogy); and Sean's daughter, Ali Astin (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)).
28 The London Daily Mail reported (December 5, 2003) that Jackson was so fond of King Kong (1933) that he once cut up his mother's old fur coat and used it to make a model of the great ape; also that he consulted with Andy Serkis on the script of his version of the movie.
29 Nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) (which he won), but not for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).
30 Son of Bill Jackson and Joan Jackson.
31 Met Fran Walsh in 1987, during post-production for the gross-out cult classic Bad Taste (1987).
32 Both of his parents died during production of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
33 Voted "Man of the Year 2002" in the Australian Empire Magazine. [March 2003]
34 Ranked #20 in Premiere magazine's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #41 in 2002.
35 Started writing a remake of King Kong (1933) in 1996, which went through several drafts, until in 2003 he made one that was greenlighted by Universal.
36 He allegedly offered $150,000 to Aint-it-cool webmaster Harry Jay Knowles for his King Kong (1933) original poster.
37 For his first movie, Bad Taste (1987), he did all the special effects, the make-up effects and built exact replicas of the weapons.
38 He left school at age 17 and started working on a Wellington newspaper.
39 He and Fran Walsh, were both awarded Companion of the Order of New Zealand Merit on March 5, 2002 for their services to the film industry.
40 (November 26, 2001) Together with his partner Fran Walsh, he received the honorary graduation from Massey University.
41 The movie that gave him the love for splatter is George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978). After seeing it, he felt a bit sick but amazed too.
42 Credits his favorite movie King Kong (1933) as his biggest inspiration in filmmaking. He said that he cried when King Kong fell off the Empire State Building.
43 In 1998, he bought the New Zealand based film company National Film Unit.
44 The stuff in the bowl, in his first movie Bad Taste (1987), was yoghurt, muesli and green food colouring.
45 After his parents, Bill and Joan, died, Jackson inherited the modest Pukerua Bay house where he grew up.
46 He likes 1960s music his favorites are The Beatles (he paid homage to them in Bad Taste (1987)).
47 During filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), he used the same pair of shoes and only two T-shirts.
48 Collects models of airplanes from World War One.
49 Father of Billy Jackson and Katie Jackson.
50 Owner of production companies WingNut Films, Weta Limited and Three Foot Six.
51 Made the latex models for Bad Taste (1987) in his mom's kitchen oven, often forcing the family to have sausages for dinner because they couldn't use the oven.
52 Owns two houses in Wellington, New Zealand.

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1 [on filming the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasies] I am a lifelong Buster Keaton fan. I am not saying I am approaching his genius, but we are able to make things exciting and provide bits of visual humour as we do.
2 The way I look on something like Tintin, as a period movie set in the '40s or '50s, really to a kid that's no different to a science fiction or fantasy film. If kids can watch something set on another planet or a fantasy film in some middle-age landscape, in its own way Tintin has a fantastical aspect to it - it's a world that doesn't exist today, it's a world that's outside of your experience. Escapism is all about that, taking that journey to places that are exotic and romantic. And Tintin is fantastic escapism, it has been for 75 years now.
3 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.
4 I've always been completely into genre directors: Stuart Gordon, George Romero, Sam Raimi. I like [Stanley] Kubrick - not that I could ever make a film like him. On The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), where we had an 18-month shoot, I got so exhausted and when that happens your brain stops sparking and your imagination stops fizzing the way you'd like it to. I got to a point where, on my day off, I'd put on a DVD of Goodfellas (1990) or Casino (1995) and say, "Okay, I know what I've got to try and do now." I couldn't do it as good as [Martin] Scorsese, but it inspired and reenergized me, telling me what my job is: to come up with interesting ways to shoot scenes, interesting camera moves, and interesting ways to show the performance. I used to do that as a therapeutic thing when I was in a state of exhaustion.
5 When I drive to the studio, I usually feel nervous, and the day seems daunting. 100 people are about to look to me to find out what our first shot is, what lens I want to use, and how many set-ups it's going to take to get the scene finished. Some of the time I have a plan, and some of the time I wing it. It helps to rehearse with the actors, and the ideas, hopefully good ones, start flowing. It's always better once we break the ice and start shooting.
6 [on The Lovely Bones (2009)] - It's a film about how love never really dies and how time heals.
7 [on The Lovely Bones (2009)] - It's not a murder film and I wanted kids to be able to go and see it. Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor. There are some people who might enjoy watching a 14-year-old girl getting killed, a small minority maybe, but how could you live with yourself in providing that titillation? I wouldn't want the movie defined by that.
8 [on his earlier and more controversial movies] - I call them splat-stick. To me, they were a joke. We enjoyed being crazy and anarchic and upsetting the people we wanted to upset in those days. But, big puppets having sex? It's harmless, surely. The Saw movies, well... I don't want to be casting moral judgments, but I don't like those films.
9 There's one area of directing that I'd love to improve upon. I tend to get involved in big movies that take two or three years of your life and I see what Clint Eastwood does and what Ridley Scott does, and they're able to do those films and also mix it up with these in-n-out, seven- or eight-month films. I think that's a real skill and talent. I'd love to learn how to do that. So not everything took three years for one project. I'd love to reinvent the way I work, to some degree.
10 I think that's one of the most depressing things about the film industry generally today. The writers and directors should be blamed just as much as the studios because really everything seems to be a remake or adapting a 1970s TV show that was never particularly good. Why anyone thinks that it would be a good feature film now, you know, goodness knows why. I guess it's easy to say it's security that you know a studio is only prepared to put $150 million or $200 million into something if it's a known quantity, but at the same time I'm also aware that audiences are getting fed up with the lack of original ideas and original stories. Everything in the film business tends to be cyclic and hopefully this all drains itself out in a couple years and we'll be back into original stories again.
11 [on the aborted Halo movie] Well, Microsoft has a whole strategy with the Halo property, and when the rights expired with the two studios, that sort of ended my involvement with the project. That fell apart because of internal politics at Fox and Universal. It had nothing to do with the budget or anything else. In fact, we hadn't even been greenlit at all at that point.
12 Regarding his spat with New Line: We have a great many friends at New Line and utmost respect for the risk they took with us and it hurts to be hit with the level of venom directed at us from individuals in that company. It's been a lot more nasty behind the scenes than what's been made public. It's just an accounting dispute at the end of the day, but it makes you wonder what they have to hide.
13 No film has captivated my imagination more than King Kong. I'm making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old. It has been my sustained dream to reinterpret this classic story for a new age.
14 I don't quite know what an auteur is. I've never quite understood that term, because filmmaking is such a huge team effort, you - I mean, I regard myself as being sort of the final filter, so everything that ends up in the movie is there, because it's something that I'd think was cool if I saw the film that somebody else had made. I'm very much trying to make the film that I've enjoyed, but I'm open to ideas, I need a huge team of people to help me, everybody contributes and I try to encourage people to contribute as much as possible. I think that's the job of a director really, is to sort of funnel all the creative into one centralized point of view. And the marketing is sort of something that really happens with other people, it's not something that I'm at all an expert in, and I regard my job at the end of the day as to make the best possible film I can, and that's really where my job stops and marketing people take over after that.
15 (on the remake of King Kong (1976)): I was 15 when that film came out. I took the day off school, went into Wellington and was first in line to see it. It was a disappointment because I wanted it to have stop-motion animation, dinosaurs and the Empire State Building. I didn't like the updating of it, and it has dated very badly. I watched it again a year or so ago. I thought Jeff Bridges was excellent, John Barry's score was very good, and Rick Baker did a sterling job in that very heavy monkey suit he was wearing. But it was kind of kitsch and it wasn't the Kong that I saw when I was nine.
16 Don't worry. Gollum isn't going to be another Jar Jar Binks.
17 The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself. The worst type is dictated by demographics or what is hip or what kids are into. Kong isn't driven by that. No way would a studio think this is the year that people want to see a big gorilla movie. I've come to realize that, as much as anything, I am making this for the 9-year-old Peter.
18 We made a promise to ourselves at the beginning of the process that we weren't going to put any of our own politics, our own messages or our own themes into these movies. What we were trying to do was to analyze what was important to Tolkien and to try to honor that. In a way, we were trying to make these films for him, not for ourselves.
19 I always trusted him. If there was a way that I had seen something and he had seen it differently, I would... trust his vision. We were in brilliant hands. -- Elijah Wood on filming "The Lord of the Rings", December 14, 2003.
20 To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the Lord of the Rings films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience.
21 I think that George Lucas's Star Wars films are fantastic. What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all the money and profit from those films and poured it into developing digital sound and surround sound, which we are using today. He got ILM started and they developed all the computer technology we use. George Lucas is incredible. He has made a huge difference to the way films are made now. And he has used his money on things that benefit every filmmaker who gets films produced. I respect that a lot.
22 On making "The Lord of the Rings": Looking back, I think we were a bit naive. At the beginning, I don't think anybody had any idea how difficult or complicated it would be. We somehow went into it thinking we could do it. And then we've stumbled along just taking each day at a time.
23 Return of the King is the most enjoyable because in the structure of the movies, it is nothing other than pay-off, there is no more setting up to do, no more exposition, no more introducing characters. The pay-off is very character-based. It is action-orientated as well, but all of our characters have been pushed to a point where their life and death depends on what happens in the third movie. It is very emotional, and from an actors point of view it is very enjoyable to work on, because they were able to play some pretty intense drama. From my point of view it was always great, because we were heading toward an ending, a climax which we never had in the other two.
24 [on "The Lord of the Rings"]: This is a giant undertaking, but I consider this a personal film. It's my film of a lifetime. I read the book when I was 18 years old and thought then, "I can't wait till the movie comes out." Twenty years later, no one had done it - so I got impatient.
25 On horror: I don't take stuff seriously. I saw Hellraiser III the other day at Cannes; it's okay, it's a good film, I didn't hate it or anything. I thought it was quite good, but it was all just so serious. Some guy walking round with pins sticking out of his face. I just can't sit there and think, "This is really scary." If I made a Hellraiser film, I'd like Pinhead to be whacked against a wall and have all the pins flattened into his face. I immediately start thinking of funny things and gags - that's just the way I am. I doubt I could ever control myself sufficiently to make a serious horror film.
26 On Meet the Feebles (1989): I have a moronic sense of humour.
27 What I don't like are pompous, pretentious movies.
28 New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.

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1 Enormous visual scope with emphasis on landscape
2 Darkly humorous scenes of violence
3 More often than not sports a beard
4 Often films close-ups using wide angles
5 Well known on-set for insisting on lots of coverage (filming the scene from many different angles), his attention to detail, and being a bit of a perfectionist, especially on the "Lord of the Rings" films, where he would spend days shooting a single scene.
6 Frequently casts Andy Serkis and Jed Brophy
7 Frequently wears shorts, even in freezing cold weather
8 Has an interest in matricide (Derek is "born-again" in the ending of Bad Taste (1987), Sidney kills his wife and mother of his son in Meet the Feebles (1989), Lionel Cosgrove kills his mother in Braindead (1992), Pauline Rieper kills her mother in Heavenly Creatures (1994), and Patricia Ann Bradley kills her mother in The Frighteners (1996).
9 In his movies, frequently there are axes: the Whitey Alien's axe in Bad Taste (1987), the explorers' axe in Braindead (1992), the Diello's axe in Heavenly Creatures (1994), the executioner's axe in Forgotten Silver (1995), the Reaper's axe in The Frighteners (1996), and Gimli's axe in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
10 In his movies, there's frequently a fake documentary: the Christ church footage in Heavenly Creatures (1994), The Murders & Psychos documentary in The Frighteners (1996), the Colin McKenzie biographical film in Forgotten Silver (1995) and _Lord of the Piercing (2002)_ (on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Region 1 extended edition DVD).
11 Always writes his scripts with his real-life partner Fran Walsh
12 Likes to make cameo appearances in his movies: the morgue assistant in Braindead (1992), the homeless man in Heavenly Creatures (1994), the dude in The Frighteners (1996), the drunk in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), the guy throwing a spear in Helm's Deep in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and the Corsair Leader in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
13 Frequently set his movies in Wellington, New Zealand
14 His films frequently conclude with a bloodbath, e.g.: the lawnmower with the zombies in Braindead (1992), and the murder of Honora Parker in Heavenly Creatures (1994).

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