Oscar-winning Kiwi filmmaker Peter Jackson is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The filmmaker behind the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit franchises was announced today as one of an eclectic group of 30 stars of movies, television, music, radio and stage to be honoured with a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

The others include actors Daniel Radcliffe, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner, Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy, Julianna Margulies, Jim Parsons, Sofia Vergara and cartoon character Snoopy.

From the music world, Pharrell Williams, Kool & The Gang and Pitbull will get stars.


Dates have not been scheduled for the star ceremonies although recipients have five years before their invitations expire.