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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 Way Back (2010) and The Truman Show (1998). 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 38 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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The Way Back Director
(2010)
The Truman Show Director
(1998)
Witness Director
(1985)

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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 Stirring the Pool (Short)
 1969 Man on a Green Bike (TV Movie)
 1968 Count Vim's Last Exercise (TV Short)
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3 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter Wier
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Whenever I've written a script for an American studio or financier, or rewritten a script which already has accredited writers, I'll drop dialogue. Executives in the U.S. often find this puzzling because the story isn't explicable without the dialogue, and that's how they read a script - they read the dialogue and scan the descriptions, which are usually pretty basic. I tend to expand the ... See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

His films often revolve around the individual standing up to conformity. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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