Peter Jackson quotes

Born
31 October 1961, Wellington, New Zealand.

Occupation
Director, screenwriter.

Peter Jackson is a New Zealand director and screenwriter.

We’ve all forgotten how to be original.
– Peter Jackson
Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it.
– Peter Jackson
I was bullied and regarded as little bit of an oddball myself.
– Peter Jackson
New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.
– Peter Jackson
It’s not a happy time when a film drops dead on your doorstep.
– Peter Jackson
Continuing advances in stem cell medicine will change all of our lives for the better.
– Peter Jackson
I haven’t got a real job.
– Peter Jackson
As a filmmaker, you want nothing more than to have people say, ‘I love your movie.’
– Peter Jackson
I think ‘Jaws‘ is a remarkable film.
– Peter Jackson
What I don’t like are pompous, pretentious movies.
– Peter Jackson
Prosthetic makeup is always frustrating.
– Peter Jackson
One of the best things about growing up in New Zealand is that if you are prepared to work hard and have faith in yourself, truly anything is possible.
– Peter Jackson
I watch ‘Goodfellas,’ and suddenly it frees me up entirely; it reminds me of what great film directing is all about.
– Peter Jackson
The Return Of The King‘ has a conclusion.
– Peter Jackson
If you’re an only child, you spend a lot of time by yourself, and you develop a strong ability to entertain yourself, to conjure up fantasy.
– Peter Jackson
Once you go down a road, you take it through to the end.
– Peter Jackson
What I think is remarkable about my mum and dad is they had no interest in films, really. None.
– Peter Jackson
Strategically, horror films are a good way to start your career. You can get a lot of impact with very little.
– Peter Jackson
Don’t worry. Gollum isn’t going to be another Jar Jar Binks.
– Peter Jackson
People regard CGI as a gimmick; they almost blame CGI for a bad story or a bad script. They talk about CGI as if it’s responsible for a drop in standards.
– Peter Jackson
I’m not a regret guy.
– Peter Jackson
Learning how to edit movies was a real breakthrough.
– Peter Jackson
We are living in an age where teenagers are not going to the movies.
– Peter Jackson
Rivalry doesn’t help anybody.
– Peter Jackson
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.
– Peter Jackson
Too often, you see film makers from other countries who have made interesting, original films, and then they come here and get homogenized into being hack Hollywood directors. I don’t want to fall into that.
– Peter Jackson
100 years ago, movies were black-and-white, silent, and 16 frames a second. So 100 years from now, what are they going to be?
– Peter Jackson
I want to put everything I think I’ve learned about filmmaking and storytelling and put it to the test in other areas.
– Peter Jackson
For a lot of my childhood, I didn’t want to direct movies because I didn’t really know what directing was.
– Peter Jackson