Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, adapted from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.
- Fantasy is an 'F' word that hopefully the five second delay won't do anything with
- After receiving the Best Picture Oscar for "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" at the 76th Academy Awards
- I don't take stuff seriously. I saw 'Hellraiser 3' the other day at Cannes; it's OK, 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.
- Trash City Interview (1992)
- And so I look back on not just the last ten years but everything that I've done as being sort of an ongoing growing continual film school. I mean I don't think I've got to a point where I've achieved anything that feels like, a particular milestone, but there's still a lot more to learn and hopefully a lot more films to make.
- Darkhorizons interview (27 March 2006)
- Kong bites his head off in a PG13 kinda way
- I'm a Derek and Dereks don't run
- Bad Taste (1987)
- Remember, pain is temporary; film is forever.
- Return of the King: Extended Edition Special Feature
- I regard myself as an entertainer much more than an artist.
- Hobbit interview, 2012.