THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
PETER JACKSON (Director/Producer/Screenwriter) is one of the
successful filmmakers. His monumental achievement was "The Lord of the Rings"
he directed, as well as co-wrote and produced together with fellow Academy Award
frequent collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Collectively, the films
earned a total of 30
Academy Award nominations, winning 17 Academy Awards, including Best Picture for
film. Jackson and Walsh had received their first Oscar nomination for Best
Original Screenplay for
their acclaimed film "Heavenly Creatures."
Jackson once again plunged into the world of Middle-earth to direct, co-write
and produce a
trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by
J.R.R. Tolkien. The first
film in "The Hobbit" Trilogy, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," was released
in 2012 and
earned over $1 billion worldwide and three Academy Award nominations.
Jackson, through his New Zealand-based WingNut Films banner, also was
the globally successful 2005 remake of "King Kong," which earned over $500
and three Academy Awards. Jackson more recently directed the Academy
"The Lovely Bones," an adaptation of the acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice
produced the global sensation "District 9," which received an Academy Award
Jackson also produced, with Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, "The
Tintin," which was directed by Spielberg. The film won, amongst many other
nominations, the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and the Producers Guild
Award for Animated Motion Picture Producers of the Year. The movie is the first
of three, based
on the world-renowned comic book series by Herge, and Jackson will direct the
second film in the
In 2010, he received a knighthood for his services to film.
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