HOLLYWOOD — Sir Peter Jackson received his star Monday on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, joining 2,500 others so honored from film, music, television and radio. The honor is another in the long list for the director who made it big by launching his career from Wellington, New Zealand.
Here is some media coverage of the day, starting with The New Zealand Herald who said:
“Peter Jackson has received his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame – and he’s scored some prime real estate.
Stars from Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies watched on as Jackson received his star on Hollywood Boulevard, just days before the final film in his Hobbit trilogy premieres in New Zealand.”
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“The year was 1974 and a wide-eyed 12-year-old New Zealander on holiday in the US with his parents was wandering along Hollywood Boulevard marvelling at the iconic actors and filmmakers’ stars embedded in the sidewalk.
The kid was Peter Jackson.
Forty years later, Jackson realised a dream when he was back on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
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We also had photographer Ron Hall hand off a batch of great photos, a few of which we will share. Much more to come from our own staffers in L.A. and UPDATE: Long-time TORn staffer and contributor David Baxter also pitched in some. Excellent!