Director Peter Jackson knighted in New Zealand
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Published: 12/31/2009 6:17 PM
Print this article Filmmaker Peter Jackson is cinema royalty literally. The Academy-Award winning director was recently knighted in his native New Zealand, according to SyFy.com.
In 2004, "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King," the third installment of his epic trilogy, garnered a whopping 11 Oscars, including Best Film and Best Director.
Jackson's love of his homeland was evident in "The Lord of the Rings." All three parts of the trilogy were filmed in the wilderness of New Zealand. The breathtaking cinematography in the films deftly showcases the pristine natural beauty of the country.
Jackson's latest film, "The Lovely Bones" is currently in theaters. The visually-spectacular movie is based on a best-selling book of the same name by Alice Sebold. It is rumored that Jackson will also be working on "The Hobbit," a prequel to the popular "The Lord of the Rings" saga.
Commenting on being knighted, Sir Peter told the UK's Entertainment Times, "I didn't think anything would surpass the 2004 Academy Awards, but I was wrong."
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