Peter Jackson

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  • Birth Name: Sir Peter Robert Jackson
  • Birth Place: Pukerua Bay, New Zealand
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/31/1961, Scorpio
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; producer
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Box Office: The Hobbit Continues to Dominate; 47 Ronin Bombs

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continued its domination of the box office this weekend, landing at No. 1 for the third straight week despite a slew of new releases that came out on Christmas Day. The Peter Jackson-helmed sequel took in $29.9 million, bringing its three-week total to $190 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The only other movie that was able to stay in first place for three straight weeks in 2013 is Gravity.

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Box Office: How Well Did The Hobbit Sequel Do?

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug had an impressive opening at the box office this weekend, but still fell short of the original film's debut.

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VIDEO: Near Death Experience

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Near Death Experience
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Length: 01:34:00
Aired: 11/5/2006

Sergeant George Toolan is seriously injured as he and Jack try to prevent a young man's suicide attempt. A ritualistic murder echoes a previous case and when another woman is murdered, it seems as if it's a direct challenge to Frost. The serial killer covers his tracks, but Frost finds a mistake that leads to vital information about the murderer's next move...and his next victim. watch

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Peter Jackson's Favorite Doctor Who Episode
Peter Jackson Talks Making The Hobbit
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Who Did You Tell About Your Quest
The Adventures Of Tintin

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The Colbert Report 12/6/2012
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Gary's Desk
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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 The Hobbit Movie, Writer
2013 The Hobbit Movie, Director
2013 The Hobbit Movie, Producer
2012 The Hobbit Movie, Producer
2012 The Hobbit Movie, Director

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Check Out the Trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The trailer for the second movie in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy features Benedict Cumberbatch as you've never seen him before: in dragon form.

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The Last Samurai's Billy Connolly Undergoes Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Scottish actor and comedian Billy Connolly has undergone surgery for prostate cancer and is being treated for the "initial symptoms" of Parkinson's Disease, his spokeswoman said Monday.

Returning fall shows: Where we left off

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Wow! Check out Evangeline Lilly's New Hobbit Makeover

A nearly unrecognizable Evangeline Lilly showed off a new hairstyle at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in New Zealand Wednesday. The former Lost star, known for her flowing brunette locks, now dons a super short, wavy look tinged with blond highlights.

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Oscar Surprises and Snubs: Gary Oldman Gets His Due, But Leo Sits This One Out

Just after the Oscar nominations were read on Tuesday morning, Albert Brooks tweeted:  "And to the Academy: "You don't like me. You really don't like me." The Drive star seemed to be a near-lock for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, but his name wound up on the wrong side of the shortlist. "I got ROBBED. I don't mean the Oscars, I mean literally. My pants and shoes have been stolen," he continued to quip on Twitter. But Brooks' omission wasn't the only big shocker. Here are our top surprises and snubs:
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The Hobbit Trailer: Bilbo Baggins Heads Out on An Unexpected Journey

Welcome back to Middle Earth!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey won't hit theaters for another year, but you can feast your eyes on the long-awaited teaser trailer now.

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