Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: New Zealander

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I've always been happy to take a gamble on myself.

Obviously, with a CGI character, you're building a character in much the same way as a real creature is built. You build the bones, the skeletons, the muscles. You put layers of fat on. You put a layer of skin on which has to have a translucency, depending on what the character is.

The producers of 'The Hobbit' take the welfare of all animals very seriously and have always pursued the highest standard of care for animals in their charge.

I make cameos in all my movies for no particular reason other than a joke. It's just a Hitchcock thing.

There are perennial stories like 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Sherlock Holmes' and those sorts of things, which have been around since almost as long as film, and 'Frankenstein' is another one. They're perennial favorites, which get remade every 20 years, and that's OK.

People sort of accuse Tolkien of not being good with female characters, and I think that Eowyn actually proves that to be wrong to some degree. Eowyn is actually a strong female character, and she's a surprisingly modern character, considering who Tolkien actually was sort of a stuffy English professor in the 1930s and '40s.

I didn't want my kids having to pass through an airport named after their father.

Actors will never be replaced. The thought that somehow a computer version of a character is going to be something people prefer to look at is a ludicrous idea.

Everybody's life has these moments, where one thing leads to another. Some are big and obvious and some are small and seemingly insignificant.

Buster Keaton's 'The General,' from 1927, I think is still one of the great films of all time.

'The Return Of The King' has a conclusion.

Prosthetic makeup is always frustrating.

There was a great magazine in the '80s called 'Cinemagic' for home moviemakers who liked to do monster and special effects movies. It was like a magazine written just for me.

We've all forgotten how to be original.