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Birth information

21 August 1944 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Given Name

Peter Lindsay Weir

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Wendy Stites

Significant features of Peter Weir

His characters often interact with technology, especially television, in ways that harm them or surprise the viewer, e.g. the church big screen TV in The Mosquito Coast (1986); the living room TV and TV control center in The Truman Show (1998); radio playing in the barn in Witness...

Publications and Magazines about Peter Weir

Jonathan Rayner The Films of Peter Weir. 1999
Massimo Benvegnù Filmare l'anima - Il cinema di Peter Weir. 1997

What movies did Peter Weir play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The Way Back (2010) , Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) , Green Card (1990) , Whatever Happened to Green Valley? (1973) , Tempo: Australia in the Seventies (1971) , Count Vim's Last Exercise (1968) , The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte (1968) ,
Directors Filmography
The Way Back (2010) , Peter Weir: Short Film Collection (2005) , Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) , The Truman Show (1998) , Fearless (1993) , Green Card (1990) ,...

Birth information

21 August 1944 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Given Name

Peter Lindsay Weir

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Wendy Stites

Significant features of Peter Weir

His characters often interact with technology, especially television, in ways that harm them or surprise the viewer, e.g. the church big screen TV in The Mosquito Coast (1986); the living room TV and TV control center in The Truman Show (1998); radio playing in the barn in Witness...

Publications and Magazines about Peter Weir

Jonathan Rayner The Films of Peter Weir. 1999
Massimo Benvegnù Filmare l'anima - Il cinema di Peter Weir. 1997

What movies did Peter Weir play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The Way Back (2010) , Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) , Green Card (1990) , Whatever Happened to Green Valley? (1973) , Tempo: Australia in the Seventies (1971) , Count Vim's Last Exercise (1968) , The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte (1968) ,
Directors Filmography
The Way Back (2010) , Peter Weir: Short Film Collection (2005) , Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) , The Truman Show (1998) , Fearless (1993) , Green Card (1990) ,...

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Ed Harris, Peter Weir, and Jim Sturgess in The Way Back (2010)

His films very often deal with people, who find themselves in surroundings, where they do not fit in (e.g. a Philadelphia Cop among the Amish, in Witness (1985), or a progressive teacher on a strictly conservative school, in Dead Poets Society (1989)).

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Russell Crowe and Peter Weir in Master & Commander - Bis ans Ende der Welt (2003)

His films often feature a key scene involving a main character fiddling with their radio.

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Peter Weir and Russell Boyd in Master & Commander - Bis ans Ende der Welt (2003)

He was a part of the movement dubbed the "Australian New Wave" by the press. They were a group of filmmakers and performers who emerged from Down Under at about the same time in the early 1980's and found work in other parts of the world. Other members included actors Mel Gibson and Judy Davis and directors George Miller and Gillian Armstrong.

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Mel Gibson and Peter Weir in Ein Jahr in der Hölle (1982)

Father of Ingrid Weir.

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Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, etc.

Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006.

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Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, etc.

He was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the Film Industry.

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Peter Weir and Allen Daviau in Fearless - Jenseits der Angst (1993)

He is an avid reader and three of his favorite books are Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandel'shtam, My Century by Aleksander Wat and Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.

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Mel Gibson and Peter Weir in Gallipoli (1981)

The White Ribbon (2009) is one of his favourite films.

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Peter Weir in Der einzige Zeuge (1985)

Palm Beach, New South Wales, California [January 2009]

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Harrison Ford and Peter Weir in Mosquito Coast (1986)

Holds a Law degree from the University of Sydney, one of the best-performing law schools in the world.

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Jim Carrey and Peter Weir in Die Truman Show (1998)

President of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 50th Venice International Film Festival in 1993.

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Peter Weir in Die Truman Show (1998)

As of 2018, he has directed three Oscar Best Picture nominees: Witness (1985), Dead Poets Society (1989) and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). He was also nominated for Best Director for each film.

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