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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)

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 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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Personal Quote:

[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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He 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. 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. See more »

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