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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 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Truman Show (1998) 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 & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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[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. See more »

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

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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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BAFTA winner - Best Director for 'Master and Commander'! freshwater
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