Happy Birthday, Peter Jackson!

Today is the fiftieth birthday of director Peter Jackson, the most famous New Zealander since Edmund Hillary. I’ve interviewed Jackson twice, and while he’s not really into self-disclosure, he’s been unfailingly genial and at ease with his own high-powered geekiness. Much as I enjoy The Lord of the Rings trilogy, my favorite film of his remains 1994’s Heavenly Creatures, about a real-life 1954 murder–go watch it right now if you’ve never seen it. As a small birthday celebration, I’ve added my 2005 Rolling Stone interview with Jackson to the archives–we talk about King Kong a lot, but also his weight loss and the then-nascent Hobbit project.

posted 31 October 2011 in Archives, Articles and tagged . 1 comment

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  1. Tom Nawrocki Says:

    “Heavenly Creatures” is available on Netflix Instant. I haven’t seen it, but maybe I’ll watch it tonight.

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