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Sir Peter Robert Jackson, ONZ, KNZM, (born 31 October 1961), is a New Zealand film director, producer and screenwriter who is best known for his The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and its prequel The Hobbit film trilogy, adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. His other notable films include King Kong, The Frighteners, Heavenly Creatures and The Lovely Bones, as well as producing District 9 and The Adventures of Tintin. He began his career with "splatstick" horror comedies including Meet the Feebles, Braindead and Bad Taste for which he shared an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination with his partner Fran Walsh before coming to mainstream prominence. Jackson has been awarded three Academy Awards in his career, including the award for Best Director in 2003. He has also received a Golden Globe, a Saturn Award and three BAFTA's amongst others. His most regular collaborators are co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Jackson was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002. He was later knighted (as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit) by Sir Anand Satyanand, the then Governor-General of New Zealand, at a ceremony in Wellington in April 2010.
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