Jackson, Peter

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Peter Jackson
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Name
Jackson, Peter Gender: M
Peter Robert Jackson
born on 31 October 1961 at 18:45 (= 6:45 PM )
Place Wellington, New Zealand, 41s18, 174e47
Timezone NZT h12e (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°36' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°36 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 05°36'



Biography

New Zealander film maker and Oscar-winning director for his movie trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings" based on the J.R. R. Tolkien books. Each movie of the trilogy was released in time for the Christmas season for three consecutive years and each was a blockbuster hit.

An only child, Jackson has been making movies since he was eight years old when he received his first movie camera as a birthday gift. In 1987 he produced "Bad Taste," a film which became a cult classic and, after being shown at the Cannes Film Festival, brought his name forward as a master of movies with special effects, bizarre humor and blood baths. In 1992, he produced "Braindead" and horror movies became his genre for several years. The three films comprising the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, first released in 2001, although relying on magnificent special effects, are the most mainstream of his movies and garnered several Academy Awards including "Best Movie" in 2004, after the release of part three.

Jackson rather looks the part of a cult-classic maker and maverick--his dark curly hair is long-ish and disheveled, and his appearance is rather sloppy, even in a tuxedo at formal events! He and his business and life-partner, Frances Walsh, with whom he writes many of his scripts, have two children.

He was named a knight at the end of December 2009.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 (movie "Bad Taste," a cult classic)
  • Financial : Gain significant money 2001 (from "Lord of the Rings", beginning in 2001)
  • Work : Great Achievement 2001 (released first of the trilogy of "Lord of the Rings")
  • Work : Prize 2004 (Oscar for "Lord of The Rings")

Source Notes

Scholfield quotes biography by Ian Pryor, "Peter Jackson: From Prince of Splatter to Lord of the Rings" (Auckland, NZ: Random House, 2003) p. 25 which states the date, year, and hospital of birth and a birth time of "shortly before sunset." Sy writes that the Royal Astronomical Society of NZ states that late October sunsets occur at about 8 PM MZDT (equal to 7 PM NZST) in Wellington.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance unattractive (slovenly look)
  • Traits : Body : Weight
  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind
  • Traits : Personality : Creative
  • Family : Childhood : Only child
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (two children)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Loves job
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (director and producer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar

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