Peter Jackson: New Zealand's “film master” – Culture –

School dropouts with "Bad button" And big dreams.


School dropouts with “bad taste” and big dreams.
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Screenwriter, producer and director Peter Jackson (52 years old) and some of his films.

– Born on October 31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand

He left school at 17 and worked in a camera shop and at the local Wellington newspaper, the Evening Post

He married Fran Walsh in 1987, and they had two children a few years later

– 1987 Jackson's first film in cinema, the horror comedy “Bad Taste.”

– 1995 success in New Zealand with the TV movie “Forgotten Silver,” about the pioneer of fantasy cinema, Mackenzie

– 1999 He was commissioned to film Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

– In the cinema 2001 “The Fellowship of the Ring” (The Fellowship of the Ring), won four Oscars the following year; 2002 “The Two Towers”, two Academy Awards; 2003 “The Return of the King” Eleven Oscars

In 2005, Jackson fulfilled his childhood dream by remaking “King Kong.”

– The movie “The Lovely Bones” (In My Heaven) was released in 2009, and Jackson acted as screenwriter and director.

In 2010, Queen Elizabeth II knighted him: Sir Peter Jackson

– In cinemas 2012 “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, the first part of the new trilogy, which now continues with “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”.

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