Peter Jackson turns 50
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 5:01p.m.
Sir Peter Jackson is Lord for a day on the set of his current movie The Hobbit today (31 October, 2011) as he turns the big 5-0.
Coming to prominence in the 1980s with his cult comedy horror movies, Sir Peter proved his worth behind the camera for Kate Winslet's breakout film Heavenly Creatures in 1994.
But it wasn't until several years later that the Kiwi had Hollywood at his feet when he transformed JRR Tolkien's classic fantasy tales into one of cinema's highest-grossing franchises.
He is currently shooting the prequel films in New Zealand, but the director is sure to put the camera down for a glass of champagne when he hits the milestone on the last day of October.
And in recognition of his stellar career and his milestone birthday, WENN has dug deep in Middle-Earth to find 10 fascinating facts about the moviemaker.
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