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Peter Lindsay Weir, AM (/w??r/; born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director. After playing a leading role in the Australian New Wave cinema with his films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Wave and Gallipoli, Weir directed a diverse group of American and international films—many of them major box office hits—including the Academy Award nominees Witness, Dead Poets Society, Green Card, The Truman Show and Master and Commander. [Wikipedia]


Peter Lindsay Weir information

Peter Lindsay Weir information

Full namePeter Lindsay Weir
Know asPeter Weir, Weir, Peter
Birth placeSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth dateAugust 21, 1944
Age72 years, 11 month, 28 days
Star signLeo
WorkBAFTA Award for Best Direction
OccupationFilm director
SpouseWendy Stites
ChildrenIngrid Weir

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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Way Back2010/I
Peter Weir: Short Film Collection2005Video
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World2003
The Truman Show1998
Fearless1993
Green Card1990
Dead Poets Society1989
The Mosquito Coast1986
Witness1985
The Year of Living Dangerously1982
Gallipoli1981
The Plumber1979TV Movie
The Last Wave1977
Luke's Kingdom1976TV Series 2 episodes
Picnic at Hanging Rock1975
Three Workshop Films1975Short
The Cars That Eat People1974
Whatever Happened to Green Valley?1973Documentary
3 Directions in Australian Pop Music: Australian Colour Diary 431972Documentary short
Boat Building1972Short
Incredible Floridas1972Documentary short
The Billiard Room1972Short
The Computer Centre1972Short
The Field Day1972Short
Homesdale1971
Three to Go1971segment "Michael"
Man on a Green Bike1969TV Movie
Stirring the Pool1969Short
Count Vim's Last Exercise1968TV Short
The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte1968TV Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Way Back2010/Iscreenplay
Peter Weir: Short Film Collection2005Video
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World2003screenplay
Green Card1990written by
The Year of Living Dangerously1982screenplay
Gallipoli1981story
The Plumber1979TV Movie written by
The Last Wave1977screenplay
The Cars That Eat People1974screenplay / story
The Aunty Jack Show1972-1973TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Very Best of 'The Aunty Jack Show'1973TV Movie
Homesdale1971
Three to Go1971segment "Michael"
The Comedy Game1971TV Series written by - 1 episode
Man on a Green Bike1969TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Way Back2010/Iproducer
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World2003producer
Green Card1990producer
Whatever Happened to Green Valley?1973Documentary producer
Tempo: Australia in the Seventies1971Short producer
Count Vim's Last Exercise1968TV Short producer
The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte1968TV Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Homesdale1971Robert 2
Man on a Green Bike1969TV MovieTechnology / Mayor of Cadmium
Count Vim's Last Exercise1968TV Short
The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte1968TV Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Can't See Round Corners1967TV Series production assistant - 1967
The Mavis Bramston Show1964TV Series production assistant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
All Is Lost2013the producers wish to thank: for the "Monkey Bar"
Slaves and Ensigns: The Far Side of the Border2004Short special thanks
Much Ado About Something2001Documentary thanks
Blackfellas1993thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Peter Weir: Sinema Dersi - Master Class2013Video documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
Rencontres de cinéma2011TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cinema 32011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bandes originales: Maurice Jarre2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entrenched: The Making of 'Gallipoli'2005Video documentaryHimself
How's It Going to End? The Making of 'The Truman Show'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Between Two Worlds: The Making of 'Witness'2005Video documentaryHimself
The Hundred Days2004Video documentaryHimself
Il cinema ritrovato: istruzioni per l'uso2004DocumentaryHimself
A Dream Within a Dream: The making of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'2004Video documentaryHimself
Master and Commander: Cinematic Phasmids2004Video documentary shortHimself
Master and Commander: In the Wake of O'Brian2004Video documentary shortHimself
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2003 Annual BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: The John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Director
La mémoire retrouvée1996TV Movie documentaryDirector
The Celluloid Heroes1995TV MovieHimself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1991TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director
John Seale and Peter Weir on 'Dead Poet's Society'1989VideoHimself - Interviewee
Peter Weir Industry Seminar 19891989VideoHimself
Australian Movies to the World1983TV MovieHimself
Filmmaker Interview: Peter Weir1983VideoHimself - Interviewee
Whatever Happened to Green Valley?1973DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Peter Weir: Short Film Collection2005VideoRobert 2
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Picture, Best Director

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsTop Ten of the Year - Audience AwardThe Way Back (2010)
2010Silver Medallion AwardTelluride Film Festival, US
2004David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004Passion in Film AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)· John Collee
2003Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsArtistic Excellence
2003Cinematographer-Director Duo AwardCamerimage· Russell Boyd
2001Outstanding Achievement AwardAustralian Directors Guild
2001Outstanding Achievement AwardAustralian Screen Directors' Association
2000Taormina Arte AwardTaormina International Film Festival
1999David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsThe Truman Show (1998)
1999FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Truman Show (1998)
1999Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)The Truman Show (1998)
1999HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationThe Truman Show (1998)· Andrew Niccol (written by)
1999ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearThe Truman Show (1998)
1999RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)The Truman Show (1998)
1998Screen International AwardEuropean Film AwardsThe Truman Show (1998)
1998Douglas Sirk AwardHamburg Film Festival
1991CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Dead Poets Society (1989)
1991Guild Film Award - GoldGuild of German Art House CinemasForeign Film (Ausländischer Film)Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmDead Poets Society (1989)· Steven Haft
· Paul Junger Witt
· Tony Thomas
1990Raymond Longford AwardAustralian Film Institute
1990DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmDead Poets Society (1989)
1990Audience AwardWarsaw International Film FestivalDead Poets Society (1989)
1986Blue Ribbon AwardBlue Ribbon AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmWitness (1985)
1986Readers' Choice AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmWitness (1985)
1985Hochi Film AwardHochi Film AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmWitness (1985)
1981AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest DirectorGallipoli (1981)
1978Special Jury AwardAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalThe Last Wave (1977)
1976Golden CharybdisTaormina International Film FestivalPicnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Other)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Other)
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)· Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
· Duncan Henderson
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)· Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
· Duncan Henderson
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)· John Collee
2004PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)· Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
· Duncan Henderson
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)· John Collee
2004USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)· John Collee (screenwriter)
· Patrick O'Brian (author)
2003WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2003WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)· John Collee
1999OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Truman Show (1998)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe Truman Show (1998)
1999Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Truman Show (1998)
1999Best Foreign Film AwardAustralian Film InstituteThe Truman Show (1998)· Scott Rudin (producer)
1999CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Truman Show (1998)
1999DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Truman Show (1998)
1999Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)The Truman Show (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorThe Truman Show (1998)
1999OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Truman Show (1998)
1998ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorThe Truman Show (1998)
1998Golden SpikeValladolid International Film FestivalThe Truman Show (1998)
1994Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalFearless (1993)
1992BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalGreen Card (1990)
1991OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenGreen Card (1990)
1991Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Dead Poets Society (1989)
1991WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenGreen Card (1990)
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorDead Poets Society (1989)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureDead Poets Society (1989)
1990BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionDead Poets Society (1989)
1990DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesDead Poets Society (1989)
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorWitness (1985)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureWitness (1985)
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmWitness (1985)· Edward S. Feldman
1986DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesWitness (1985)
1984WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Drama Adapted from Another MediumThe Year of Living Dangerously (1982)· David Williamson
· C.J. Koch
1983AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest DirectorThe Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
1983AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Year of Living Dangerously (1982)· C.J. Koch
· David Williamson
1983AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteJury AwardThe Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
1983Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalThe Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
1981Golden LionVenice Film FestivalGallipoli (1981)
1980Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Last Wave (1977)
1978AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest DirectorThe Last Wave (1977)
1978AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Screenplay, OriginalThe Last Wave (1977)· Tony Morphett
· Petru Popescu
1976AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest DirectionPicnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
1974Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureThe Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Truman Show (1998)


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#Fact
1Holds a Law degree from the University of Sydney, one of the best-performing law schools in the world.
2Palm Beach, New South Wales, California [January 2009]
3The White Ribbon (2009) is one of his favourite films.
4He 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.
5He 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.
6Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006.
7Directed 5 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Linda Hunt, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, Rosie Perez and Ed Harris. Hunt won an Oscar for The Year of Living Dangerously (1982).
8Father of Ingrid Weir.
9He 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.
10Famous for making well-known comedy and genre actors into credible dramatic actors such as Harrison Ford, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey.
11His films often feature a key scene involving a main character fiddling with their radio.
12His 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)).

#Quote
1I don't think I have any sort of master plan. I work intuitively.
2[interview] I'm still amazed how you can put your pen down and think not a line can be changed... You've finally got it right. You pick it up ten days later, and it's all so bad.
3[on Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)] You often do what you like yourself, and I like not knowing and not making sense. You can mix in certain sensitivities as a filmmaker. Hitchcock said whodunnits were the most difficult things because the ending is usually so disappointing. The butler did it? We had to create a style in which the audience didn't want that ending. What interested me was the fact that people disappear every day, seemingly into thin air sometimes, and they're never heard from again. It's a particular kind of suspense for those left behind. And it's very important in many cultures to bury the body and have a sense of closure when someone dies. We like closure. We want to go to the funeral. With disappearance, you never have that. Movies tie things up in an arbitrary length of time, but I have always liked things that aren't fully realised. I loved Sherlock Holmes as a kid, but I remember being disappointed when he'd come up with these simple explanations for these complex mysteries. I was always fascinated by the mystery itself, as opposed to the answer behind it.
4What I can't do is what I consider children's films, infantile subject matter. The caped-crusader-type stuff is not for me...When I began making films, they were just movies.'What's the new movie? What are you doing?' Now they're called 'adult dramas'. Sounds like a porno film because the majority of the marketplace is devoted to children.
5[on Mel Gibson] Mel is the new Australian. He is going to be a very good star. He is quite different from the Australian everyone knows -- the kind Rod Taylor represents.
6[on Harrison Ford] Harrison possesses magnetic qualities. He is capable of filling a room with his personality. If he'd been a plumber and came to fix your tap, he's a person you'd notice. We provoke each other. It's no cozy fireside chat.
7(Referring to the restroom murder scene in Witness (1985): It was the most violent scene I've ever filmed. I still wonder if it was too violent, but I did want to have an outrage over the violence that occured in front of those innocent eyes [of the Amish boy character].

#Trademark
1His 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 (1985), and so on.

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