Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson will receive the 2,538th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, nine days before the U.S. release of the final film in “The Hobbit” trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”
Actor Andy Serkis, who performed in the Jackson-directed “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the 2005 version of “King Kong” will join Jackson in speaking in the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Dolby Theatre.
Born Oct. 31, 1961, in Wellington, New Zealand, Jackson began his feature film career by directing the low-budget science fiction horror comedy, “Bad Taste,” which was released in 1987. His first big-budget American movie, the horror comedy “The Frighteners,” was released in 1996.
Jackson received the best director and shared the best adapted screenplay Oscars in 2004 for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” In 2002 he received a best directing Oscar nomination for “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” and a best adapted screenplay nomination for its script.
Jackson received a best original screenplay nomination in 1995 for “Heavenly Creatures.”