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Peter Jackson net worth:
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Peter Jackson Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

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.

Peter Jackson information

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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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mortal Enginesproducer pre-production
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sunproducer announced
Untitled Third Tintin Filmexecutive producer announced
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014producer
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013producer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012producer
West of Memphis2012Documentary producer
The Adventures of Tintin2011producer
The Lovely Bones2009producer
District 92009producer
King Kong2005producer
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'2005Video documentary producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003producer
The Long and Short of It2003Short executive producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001producer
The Making of 'The Frighteners'1998Video documentary producer
Jack Brown Genius1996producer
The Frighteners1996producer
Forgotten Silver1995TV Movie executive producer
Heavenly Creatures1994co-producer
Valley of the Stereos1992Short executive producer
Meet the Feebles1989producer
Bad Taste1987producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sunannounced
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012
King Kong 360 3-D2010Short
The Lovely Bones2009
Crossing the Line2008/IShort
King Kong2005
The Lost Spider Pit Sequence2005Video short
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001
The Making of 'The Frighteners'1998Video documentary
The Frighteners1996
Forgotten Silver1995TV Movie
Heavenly Creatures1994
Braindead1992
Meet the Feebles1989
Bad Taste1987
The Valley1976Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mortal Enginesscreenplay pre-production
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014screenplay
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013screenplay
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012screenplay
The Lovely Bones2009screenplay
Crossing the Line2008/IShort written by
King Kong2005screenplay
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003screenplay
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002screenplay
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001screenplay
The Making of 'The Frighteners'1998Video documentary
Jack Brown Genius1996
The Frighteners1996written by
Forgotten Silver1995TV Movie written by
Heavenly Creatures1994screenplay
Braindead1992screenplay
Meet the Feebles1989
Bad Taste1987written by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014Bilbo's Father on Picture (uncredited)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013Albert Dreary (uncredited)
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot2013TV MoviePeter Jackson
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012Running Dwarf in Erebor (uncredited)
The Lovely Bones2009Man at Pharmacy (uncredited)
Entourage2007TV SeriesPeter Jackson
Hot Fuzz2007Thief Dressed as Santa (uncredited)
King Kong2005Gunner
Lord of the Brush2005TV Movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Corsair Bosun (uncredited)
The Long and Short of It2003ShortBus Driver
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Spear-throwing Rohan Soldier (uncredited)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001Albert Dreary (uncredited)
The Frighteners1996Man with Piercings (uncredited)
Heavenly Creatures1994Bum Outside Theater (uncredited)
Braindead1992Undertaker's Assistant
Bad Taste1987Derek Robert
The Valley1976Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
District 92009presents
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'2005Video documentary source: images
Great Performances2005TV Series concert producer - 1 episode
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom1994TV Movie project manager: Weta Ltd.
Meet the Feebles1989puppet maker

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lounge Bar1989Short special effects
Bad Taste1987special effects
Worzel Gummidge Down Under1986TV Series special effects
The Valley1976Short special effects

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Contact1997additional visual effects
Braindead1992miniatures

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Tintin2011second unit director
Jack Brown Genius1996second unit director

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Taste1987
The Valley1976Short

Make Up Department

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Taste1987makeup effects
The Valley1976Short makeup designer

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Taste1987

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Braindead1992stop motion animator

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meet the Feebles1989camera operator

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Valley1976Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003executive soundtrack producer - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Krampus2015/Ispecial thanks
Dwarf on a Pig2014Short dedicatee
The Boxtrolls2014thanks
What We Do in the Shadows2014the producers and directors would like to thank
Who the 'Ell Is Tauriel?2013Short special thanks - as Sir Peter Jackson
Rise of the Fellowship2013special thanks
The World's End2013special thanks
Bilbo Le Hobbit: Director's Cut2013Short thanks
Broken Glass2012Short special thanks
Lovely Memories2012Short dedicatee
The Oohs2012Short acknowledgment
Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou2011Documentary special thanks
War Horse2011thanks
The Puppet Monster Massacre2010Video special thanks
Blank Spaces2010Short very special thanks
Little Red Riding Hood2009/IVideo short special thanks
5 Demis2009Short extra special thanks
Reclaiming the Blade2009Documentary special thanks
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion2009special thanks
The Ending Bridges2009Short very special thanks
Artists of the Roundtable2008Video documentary special thanks
Taste of Flesh2008Video very special thanks
Weird Science Whatever2008Short special thanks for inspiration
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed2007TV Movie documentary special thanks
Hot Fuzz2007with thanks to
Black Sheep2006thanks
In the Headlights2006Video short special thanks
The Sci-Fi Boys2006Documentary special thanks
Hostel2005very special thanks
The World's Fastest Indian2005thanks
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper2005Documentary grateful thanks
The Characters of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary short special thanks
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary short special thanks
The Saw Is Family: Making 'Leatherface'2003Video documentary short special thanks
The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled2003TV Special documentary short special thanks
I'll See You in My Dreams2003Short thanks
Heaven1998special thanks
Phantoms1998special thanks
The Ugly1997special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DNZ: The Real Middle Earth2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
1st Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards2004VideoHimself - Winner: Best International Film 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'
Charlie Rose2002-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Motion Picture Drama & Best Director
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Bogans2003Video shortHimself
The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled2003TV Special documentary shortHimself
4Pop2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
Frids film2003TV SeriesHimself
Filmland2003TV Series documentaryHimself
National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big-atures2003Documentary shortHimself
Designing Middle-Earth2003Video documentaryHimself
Editorial: Refining the Story2003Video documentary shortHimself
From Book to Script: Finding the Story2003Video documentary shortHimself
J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-Earth2003Video documentary shortHimself
Music for Middle-Earth2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Battle for Helm's Deep Is Over...2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Taming of Sméagol2003Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Digital2003Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Workshop2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'The Long and Short of It'2003Video documentary shortHimself
1st Annual Spaceys2003TV MovieHimself
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
No Fate But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects2003Video documentary shortHimself
Making the Movie2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Return to Middle Earth2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings'2002Video documentaryHimself
The Buzz2002TV SeriesHimself
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit2002Video documentary shortHimself
Big-atures2002Video documentaryHimself - Director
Cameras in Middle-Earth2002Video documentaryHimself
Designing Middle-Earth2002Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Digital Grading2002Video documentary shortHimself
Editorial: Assembling an Epic2002Video documentary shortHimself
From Book to Script2002Video documentary shortHimself
J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth2002Video documentary shortHimsellf
Music for Middle-Earth2002Video documentary shortHimself
Scale2002Video documentaryHimself
Storyboards and Pre-viz: Making Words Into Images2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Fellowship of the Cast2002Video documentary shortHimself - Director
The Road Goes Ever On...2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth2002Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Digital2002Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Workshop2002Video documentary shortHimself - Director
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Director / Co-Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture
+ de cinéma2002TV Series documentary shortHimself
Houghton Mifflin Welcomes You to Middle-Earth2001Video documentary shortHimself
National Geographic Explorer2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Director
Gomorron2001TV SeriesHimself - regissör
A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Quest for the Ring2001TV Short documentaryHimself
Behind the Bull: Forgotten Silver2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'The Frighteners'1998Video documentaryHimself
Forgotten Silver1995TV MovieHimself
Good Taste Made Bad Taste1988Video short documentaryHimself
Kong: Long Live the King2016DocumentaryHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth - Part 32015Video shortHimself
The Colbert Report2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Troldspejlet2001-2014TV SeriesHimself - Director / Himself
Middle-earth: There and Back Again2014TV MovieHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Director, The Hobbitt
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Director / Himself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Realms of the Third Age: From Beorn's House to Lake-town2014Video documentaryHimself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Summoning Smaug: Last of the Fire-Drakes2014Video documentaryHimself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - The Music of the Hobbit2014Video documentaryHimself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - The Peoples and Denizens of Middle-earth2014Video documentaryHimself
Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit2014Video documentary shortHimself
River Deep, Mountain High: James Nesbitt in New Zealand2013DocumentaryHimself
An Unexpected Party: Bag End2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Durin's Folk: Creating the Dwarves2013Video documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Fast Lane2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Vivir de cine2012TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
Close Up2012DocumentaryHimself
The Journey to Tintin2012Video documentary shortHimself
The World of Tintin2012Video documentary shortHimself
Tintin: In the Volume2012Video documentary shortHimself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan2011DocumentaryHimself - Director of The Hobbit
Cinema 32011TV SeriesHimself
Fry's Planet Word2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Campbell Live2010TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of King Kong 360 3D2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
'District 9': Comic-Con Extravaganza2009Video shortHimself
The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log2009Video shortHimself
HBO First Look2005-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Stockholms 20th International Film Festival2009TV MovieHimself
Last Chance to See2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies2007TV SeriesHimself
Bryan's Journals2006Video documentaryHimself
King Kong: The Present2006Video shortHimself
King Kong: Weta Collectibles2006Video shortHimself
Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong'2006Video documentaryHimself
Shootout2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
06 Spaceys2006TV SpecialHimself
The Sci-Fi Boys2006DocumentaryHimself
Skull Island: A Natural History2006Video documentary shortHimself
Kong's New York, 19332006Video documentary shortHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Director
It's All Gone King Kong2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
King Kong: Production Diaries - An Introduction by Peter Jackson2005Video shortHimself
The Making of a Shot: The T-Rex Fight in King Kong2005Video shortHimself
Film '722005TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries2005Video documentaryHimself
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHimself
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz2005Video documentaryHimself
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'2005Video documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas2005TV SpecialHimself
Du kommst nicht vorbei - Fans im Bann des Ringes2005Video shortHimself
Ringers: Lord of the Fans2005DocumentaryHimself
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection2005Video documentary
2nd Annual Spaceys2004TV SpecialHimself
A Filmmaker's Journey: Making 'The Return of the King'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Big-atures2004Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Cameras in Middle-Earth2004Video documentaryHimself
Designing Middle-Earth2004Video documentary shortHimself
Editorial: Completing the Trilogy2004Video documentary shortHimself
From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter2004Video documentary shortHimself
Home of the Horse Lords2004Video documentary shortHimself - Director
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth2004Video documentary shortHimself
Music for Middle-Earth2004Video documentary shortHimself
The End of All Things2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Passing of an Age2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth2004Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Digital2004Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Workshop2004Video documentaryHimself - Director
The Official Making of 'Tongan Ninja'2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Characters of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary shortHimself - Director, 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary shortHimself - Director, 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2004TV SeriesHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director / Co-Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special2015VideoHimself (uncredited)
Troldspejlet2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Director / Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesHimself
The Big Picture2011TV SeriesHimself - Producer
Il était une fois...2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryUndertaker's Assistant
Maquillando entre monstruos2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Before Stardom2002TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn December 8, 2014. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
2014Truly Moving Picture AwardHeartland FilmThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2014Vanguard AwardPGA Awards· Joe Letteri
2013Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign FilmThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Animated PictureThe Adventures of Tintin (2011)· Steven Spielberg
· Kathleen Kennedy
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Adventures of Tintin (2011)· Kathleen Kennedy
· Steven Spielberg
2011INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Animated FeatureThe Adventures of Tintin (2011)· Kathleen Kennedy
· Steven Spielberg
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirector of the DecadeThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsCreative Person of the Decade
2010IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Director of the DecadeThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2007Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International DirectorKing Kong (2005)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorKing Kong (2005)
2005DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Frances Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2005IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best New Release/Re-Release/Re-Recording of an Existing ScoreThe 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)
2005NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorKing Kong (2005)
2005Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest FilmKing Kong (2005)
2005Nebula AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaBest ScriptThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Lifetime Achievement AwardAmsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
2004AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Foreign FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe 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)
2004DGGB AwardDirectors Guild of Great BritainOutstanding Directorial Achievement in International FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAdapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh (screenplay)
· Philippa Boyens (screenplay)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (based on the book)
2004HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Short Form2003 MTV Movie Awards (2003)· Fran Walsh (written by/director)
· Philippa Boyens (written by/director)
2004ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2004IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2004PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004Modern Master AwardSanta Barbara International Film Festival
2004Nebula AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaBest ScriptThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2004SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest Film DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003Special CitationToronto Film Critics Association AwardsFor his work on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy as a whole.
2003UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003Best Foreign Film AwardAustralian Film InstituteThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003Audience AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest New, Enhanced or Reconstructed Movie ScenesThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary, New ReleaseThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003Director AwardDVD Exclusive Awards
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest New Movie Scenes (Finished-Edited Into Movie or Stand-Alone)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Screenplay of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh (screenplay)
· Philippa Boyens (screenplay)
· Stephen Sinclair (screenplay)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (book)
2003Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Frances Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest Genre FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003Nebula AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaBest ScriptThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest SF or Fantasy Film DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2002BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Tim Sanders
2002David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
· Tim Sanders
2002Best Foreign Film AwardAustralian Film InstituteThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
· Tim Sanders
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationThe 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)
2002Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Barrie M. Osborne
· Tim Sanders
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptationThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest Genre FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2001SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2001KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2001Special Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USAThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2001SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1997Audience Jury AwardFantasportoForgotten Silver (1995)
1996ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearHeavenly Creatures (1994)
1996TV AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best Director - Drama/ComedyForgotten Silver (1995)· Costa Botes
1995Grand PrizeGérardmer Film FestivalHeavenly Creatures (1994)
1995Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best DirectorHeavenly Creatures (1994)
1994Metro Media AwardToronto International Film FestivalHeavenly Creatures (1994)
1994Silver LionVenice Film FestivalHeavenly Creatures (1994)
1994Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)Awards Circuit Community AwardsHonorable MentionsHeavenly Creatures (1994)
1993Silver Scream AwardAmsterdam Fantastic Film FestivalBraindead (1992)
1993Grand PrizeAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalBraindead (1992)
1993International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmBraindead (1992)
1993Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best DirectorBraindead (1992)
1993Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best ScreenplayBraindead (1992)· Stephen Sinclair
· Fran Walsh
1991Best DirectionFantafestivalMeet the Feebles (1989)
1989Audience AwardFantafestivalBad Taste (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Guillermo del Toro
2015Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Guillermo del Toro
2014Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2013Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2013Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2013HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)· Fran Walsh (writer)
· Philippa Boyens (writer)
· Guillermo del Toro (writer)
2010OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearDistrict 9 (2009)· Carolynne Cunningham
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAdapted Screenplay of the DecadeThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureDistrict 9 (2009)· Carolynne Cunningham
2010PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesDistrict 9 (2009)· Carolynne Cunningham
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureDistrict 9 (2009)· Carolynne Cunningham (producer)
2007IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best New Release/Re-Release/Re-Recording of an Existing ScoreThe 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)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureKing Kong (2005)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingKing Kong (2005)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorKing Kong (2005)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorKing Kong (2005)
2006Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorKing Kong (2005)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorKing Kong (2005)
2006ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearKing Kong (2005)
2006OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorKing Kong (2005)
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorKing Kong (2005)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureKing Kong (2005)· Jan Blenkin
· Carolynne Cunningham
· Fran Walsh
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorKing Kong (2005)
2005DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Deleted Scenes, Outtakes and BloopersThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2005DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest New Movie Scenes (Finished, Edited Into Movie or Stand-Alone)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2005Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearKing Kong (2005)
2004USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh (screenwriter)
· Philippa Boyens (screenwriter)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (author)
2004WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2004BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Director (Miglior regia)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004IOMAItalian 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
2004Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh (screenwriter)
· Philippa Boyens (screenwriter)
· Stephen Sinclair (screenwriter)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (author)
2003WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Frances Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2003DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAdapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Director (Miglior regia)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2003PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2002USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh (screenwriter)
· Philippa Boyens (screenwriter)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (author)
2002WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2002OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
· Tim Sanders
2002BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Barrie M. Osborne
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2002Bram Stoker AwardBram Stoker AwardsScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2002CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2002PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Fran Walsh
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2001TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Frighteners (1996)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WriterThe Frighteners (1996)· Fran Walsh
1996Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest DocumentaryForgotten Silver (1995)
1996Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalThe Frighteners (1996)
1995WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenHeavenly Creatures (1994)· Fran Walsh
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenHeavenly Creatures (1994)· Fran Walsh
1995Best Foreign Film AwardAustralian Film InstituteHeavenly Creatures (1994)
1994Golden LionVenice Film FestivalHeavenly Creatures (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayHeavenly Creatures (1994)· Fran Walsh
1994Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureHeavenly Creatures (1994)
1992Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBraindead (1992)
1991International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmMeet the Feebles (1989)
1990International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmBad Taste (1987)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest DirectorThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2004COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2004NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
2003VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2003SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)· Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2002Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Stephen Sinclair
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Barrie M. Osborne
· Tim Sanders
· Fran Walsh
2001BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorThe 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
1Owns 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.
2He 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.
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 8, 2014.
4Peter 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).
5In 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.
6Has 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.
8His five favorite films, according to Rotten Tomatoes, are The General (1926) King Kong (1933), Jaws (1975), Goodfellas (1990) and Dawn of the Dead (2004).
9He 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.
10To 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.
11Ranked #16 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood (2007).
12One 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).
13Is a huge fan of Doctor Who (1963), and has used the screen name Xoanon, taken from the Doctor Who story "The Face of Evil".
14Ranked #11 on Premiere magazine's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #1 in 2005.
15Described the production of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as "laying the tracks down in front of the train" as it was moving forward.
16No longer needs glasses after undergoing eye surgery during the making of King Kong (2005).
17Lost 70 lbs. during the production of King Kong (2005).
18Ranked #7 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Greatest directors ever!" (2005).
19Crowned 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.
20Is 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.
21Three 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.
22Along 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.
23Estimated earnings from the Lord of the Rings trilogy come close to $125 million.
24Has 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").
25The 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.
26Ranked #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.
27Has 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)).
28The 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.
29Nominated 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).
30Son of Bill Jackson and Joan Jackson.
31Met Fran Walsh in 1987, during post-production for the gross-out cult classic Bad Taste (1987).
32Both of his parents died during production of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
33Voted "Man of the Year 2002" in the Australian Empire Magazine. [March 2003]
34Ranked #20 in Premiere magazine's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #41 in 2002.
35Started 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.
36He allegedly offered $150,000 to Aint-it-cool webmaster Harry Jay Knowles for his King Kong (1933) original poster.
37For his first movie, Bad Taste (1987), he did all the special effects, the make-up effects and built exact replicas of the weapons.
38He left school at age 17 and started working on a Wellington newspaper.
39He 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.
41The 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.
42Credits 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.
43In 1998, he bought the New Zealand based film company National Film Unit.
44The stuff in the bowl, in his first movie Bad Taste (1987), was yoghurt, muesli and green food colouring.
45After his parents, Bill and Joan, died, Jackson inherited the modest Pukerua Bay house where he grew up.
46He likes 1960s music his favorites are The Beatles (he paid homage to them in Bad Taste (1987)).
47During 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.
48Collects models of airplanes from World War One.
49Father of Billy Jackson and Katie Jackson.
50Owner of production companies WingNut Films, Weta Limited and Three Foot Six.
51Made 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.
52Owns 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.
2The 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.
3The 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.
4I'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.
5When 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.
9There'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.
10I 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.
12Regarding 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.
13No 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.
14I 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.
16Don't worry. Gollum isn't going to be another Jar Jar Binks.
17The 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.
18We 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.
19I 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.
20To 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.
21I 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.
22On 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.
23Return 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.
25On 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.
26On Meet the Feebles (1989): I have a moronic sense of humour.
27What I don't like are pompous, pretentious movies.
28New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.

#Trademark
1Enormous visual scope with emphasis on landscape
2Darkly humorous scenes of violence
3More often than not sports a beard
4Often films close-ups using wide angles
5Well 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.
6Frequently casts Andy Serkis and Jed Brophy
7Frequently wears shorts, even in freezing cold weather
8Has 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).
9In 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).
10In 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).
11Always writes his scripts with his real-life partner Fran Walsh
12Likes 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).
13Frequently set his movies in Wellington, New Zealand
14His 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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