Peter Jackson gets his star

The three-time Oscar-winning New Zealand filmmaker was presented with his own star in a prime position on the famed sidewalk.

“It was 1974 and 40 years ago, I walked along the street and looked at these stars and never, ever in my wildest dreams thought I would ever find myself here today to receive a star,” Jackson told a crowd of fans, film executives and stars of his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.

Underlining his importance to the Hollywood film industry, Jackson received prime real estate on Hollywood Boulevard.

His star is located outside the home of the Academy Awards ceremony, the Dolby Theatre, and sits near those of A-listers Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg.

Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, based on JRR Tolkien’s fantasy books, have taken almost $US5 billion at the global box office, with the final chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, opening this week.

Other stars and key players from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies attending the star ceremony were Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood, Jackson’s producer wife, Fran.

Souce: Stuff.co.nz

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