Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson received a star Monday on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The director, who is behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises, was joined by key cast members from his blockbuster J.R.R Tolkien films.
Actors Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Richard Armitage, (Thorin Oakenshield), Lee Pace (Thranduil) and Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel) were on hand to help honour the man who was responsible for launching some of their careers.
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“You really are one of the greatest filmmakers on the planet,” Serkis told the 53-year-old New Zealand-born director in a short speech before he received his star.
He was honoured nine days before the
The director, who also helmed the 2005 remake of the classic King Kong, had also been nominated for best original screenplay in 1995 for Heavenly Creatures.