Peter Jackson Overview

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Born: October 31, 1961

Born in a small coast-side town in New Zealand, Jackson started making films with his friends, using his parents' Super 8 camera. Although short, the films already had the spectacular trademark that would make Jackson famous: impressive special effects, made at a very low cost. Leaving school at seventeen, he tried his hand at the New Zealand film industry. Although rejected, he turned to an apprenticeship as a photo-engraver. His dreams of becoming a film director didn't die, and after... See All

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