Happy Birthday! Peter Jackson Turns 54 Today

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Happy birthday, Peter Jackson! The director is celebrating his 54th birthday today.

Jackson is the man responsible for bringing both the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit trilogy to the silver screen. His final Lord of the Rings installment, Return of the King, earned him three Academy Awards: Best Directed, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture. He also directed and produced 2005's King Kong remake!

Jackson's directorial debut came in 1987 with the slapstick horror comedy, Bad Taste.

Happy birthday, Peter Jackson! Thank you for the journeys to Middle Earth!