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Peter Weir was born on August 21, 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Lindsay Weir. He is a director and writer, known for The Truman Show (1998), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and Dead Poets Society (1989). He has been married to Wendy Stites since 1966. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Truman Show
The Truman Show Director
(1998)
Dead Poets Society
(1989)
The Way Back
The Way Back Director
(2010)

Filmography

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 2010/I The Way Back
 1993 Fearless
 1990 Green Card
 1985 Witness
 1981 Gallipoli
 1979 The Plumber (TV Movie)
 1977 The Last Wave
 1976 Luke's Kingdom (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1975 Three Workshop Films (Short)
 1973 Whatever Happened to Green Valley? (Documentary)
 1972 Boat Building (Short)
 1972 Incredible Floridas (Documentary short)
 1972 The Billiard Room (Short)
 1972 The Computer Centre (Short)
 1972 The Field Day (Short)
 1971 Homesdale
 1971 Three to Go (segment "Michael")
 1969 Man on a Green Bike (TV Movie)
 1969 Stirring the Pool (Short)
 1968 Count Vim's Last Exercise (TV Short)
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3 Print Biographies | 7 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

(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]. See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

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 (1985), and so on.

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