A major movie geek since childhood, this New Zealand native made his first indie feature, the aptly titled Bad Taste, over a four-year period in the '80s. Equal parts gore, sci-fi and comedy, the supe...
Pukerua Bay, New Zealand
|Owns two miniatures, a Kong and a dinosuar, used in the original 1933 production of King Kong.|
|Collects models of WWI fighter planes.|
|Frequently collaborates with his wife, writer Fran Walsh.|
|Started professional filmmaking career with gory, splatter-filled horror comedies, including cult favorite Braindead (1992).|
|In 2001 was named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.|
|Was paid $20 million to produce, write and direct his remake of King Kong (2005).|
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