I'm always embarrassed by those rugby player autobiographies which get written by journalists.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: New Zealander

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I want to put everything I think I've learned about filmmaking and storytelling and put it to the test in other areas.

I love collaborating with people.

To direct a genuinely animated film, you're really having meetings and discussing what you want with animators who then go off and produce one shot at a time that you look at and comment on.

The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.

I'm thinking about doing a First World War film.

As a filmmaker, I believe in trying to make movies that invite the audience to be part of the film; in other words, there are some films where I'm just a spectator and am simply observing from the front seat. What I try to do is draw the audience into the film and have them participate in what's happening onscreen.

Stem cell therapy has the potential to treat a multitude of diseases and illnesses, which up until now have been labelled 'incurable.'

I just got tired of being overweight and unfit, so I changed my diet from hamburgers to yogurt and muesli, and it seems to work.

No film has captivated my imagination more than 'King Kong.' I'm making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old.

I don't really want to make a stylized film or anything too surreal.

I always have had a slightly jaundiced view about people who promote books about themselves.

If you make a trilogy, the whole point is to get to that third chapter, and the third chapter is what justifies what's come before.

There is a lot of 'Halo' movie material no one has ever seen in New Zealand.

I first read 'The Lord of the Rings' as an adolescent. It's a dense novel, a sprawling, complex monster of a book populated with a prolific number of characters caught up in a narrative structure that, frankly, does not lend itself to conventional storytelling.