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Get the right actor, and the job's halfway done. I've only miscast major people twice in my life - out of respect to them, I won't tell you who. After a couple of days' shooting, I had to tell them I was letting them go. It was hideous.
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
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.