Peter Jackson: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Peter Jackson is one of the most famous directors in the world. Most people know he made Lord of the Rings and King Kong, but there are other things that aren’t common knowledge. Here are some facts about the man. Stay tuned for part 2, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: He Likes Going Barefoot

This director particularly enjoys being quite informal when he is working. Specifically, he goes barefoot and wears a t-shirt and shorts. Talk about getting in the element!

Number Fourteen: Peter Jackson Is Child-Like

Many have attributed Peter Jackson’s success to his child-like outlook on life. This is at least what Elijah Wood said about the director in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Number Thirteen: He’s Dedicated to His Films

While most directors feel this way about the films they create, Peter Jackson especially does. He took 264 days to film the Lord of the Rings trilogy on the belief that each day one spends on a film makes it better. That’s certainly one way to look at it!

Number Twelve: He Bought Out The Kiwi Production Company

When Peter Jackson was 17 years old, he applied to a studio known as the Kiwi Production Company. What is ironic is the fact that he bought out this company years later right before making Tolkien’s famous trilogy.

Number Eleven: His Father Was a Veteran

Peter Jackson’s father Bill was a veteran of World War II. The man contributed to the Siege of Malta. That must have been one hell of an experience!

Number Ten: He’s a Knight

The New Zealand Order of Merit knighted Peter Jackson in 2010. It totally makes sense since the man has strong ties to the kiwis. If you see him, it’s probably best to address him as ‘Sir’. However, this being said, since he’s such a nice guy, he doesn’t seem the type to demand it out of people.

Number Nine: He Was a Director From The Beginning

Peter Jackson’s love for films is deep in his past. He began making films very young. One of the films he made was known as The Dwarf Patrol, a WWII story of epic proportions. There’s plenty more to know about this whimsical director. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!