Sir Peter Robert Jackson, ONZ KNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter who is best known for directing the films in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, Forgotten Silver, The Frighteners, King Kong, and The Lovely Bones.

For Disney, he directed the 1994 Miramax film Heavenly Creatures and cameoed in said film as a bum outside the theater.