Peter Jackson was born on 31 October 1961 in Pukerua Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. He was the only child of Bill and Joan Jackson. When he was nine he was watching King Kong on the telly and that was when he knew what he "was to become". His rise in the movie world has been signifiacnt to Hollywood. He has directed and/or produced such movies as The Frigheners, Heavenly Creatures and, by no doubt his most successfull project: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. His mockumentary "Forgotten Silver" caused quite a stir when it was released and no one knew that it was all made up. I would reccommend it to every PJ fan. For his full (and i must say impressive) filmography visit his imdb profile. Also, check out the Official PJ Fan Club: The Bastards Have Landed.
The friendship between Frodo and Sam is a very very powerful friendship. I see it really as being an example of pure friendship, of friendship without strings attached. That I am here for you, I am here to help you, and I don't expect anything in return.
They're very grounded children. They're very down-to-earth kids. They're great. We showed them The Two Towers before anybody else saw it. Really, they were, like, the first people that ever saw it. The second it was finished, we ran it for our kids. I said to Billy at the end, "What'd you think?" And he said, "Yeah, Dad, that's pretty good. It was better than Spider-Man." And Spider-Man is his favorite film! He's got Spider-Man stuff all over his bedroom and everything, so really, the biggest compliment he could think of to give me was to say that it was better than Spider-Man. It was incredibly touching. Our kids were on the set. They cuddled the Orcs with their rubber masks and they know the n ames of the stunt guys that are wearing those masks, so they can see through all that. They know exactly what they're seeing.
Peter's much more of a hobbit than he is any other character or creature, I love how much fun he gets out of it. He's not making this movie to look back on it and say he did it. He's enjoying the making of it. And it makes everything fresh. - Dominic Monaghan (Merry)
Pete wears the shorts! And he only owns two shirts. They're both pink. You can never be certain which one he's got on. But there's a lot of energy under there and willpower and ambition. - Ian McKellen (Gandalf)
He's Unflappable. Determined. Dogged. Unemotional. Always telling jokes and things. I'm the kind of person who, if I'm really concentrating and someone says to me, "Where did you put that thing?" I would be, "WHAT?!?" He never raised his voice or snapped at anybody. It was quite incredible. - Miranda Otto (Eowyn)
When you meet Peter Jackson all you see is a beard and a mass of black hair and some large spectacles. Eventually you see the eyes and that's about it. - Christopher Lee (Saruman)