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Peter Weir
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Birth Name: Peter Lindsay Weir

Age: 69, born 21 August 1944

Country of origin: Australia

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Wendy Stites


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115 votes
Directors:The Filmography of... (207 items)
list by propelas
Published 3 years, 5 months ago 20 comments
31 votes
A Movie for every Director (part. 2) (94 items)
list by xolmis
Published 1 year, 3 months ago
31 votes
Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2009 Edition) (50 items)
list by Stehako
Published 5 years, 2 months ago 1 comment
30 votes
A Movie for every Director (part. 3) (89 items)
list by xolmis
Published 1 year, 3 months ago
17 votes
Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2010 Edition) (50 items)
list by Stehako
Published 4 years, 1 month ago 3 comments

About: 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. His films very often deal with people, who find themselves in surroundings, where they do not fit in (e.g. a Philadelphia Cop among the Amish or a progressive teacher on a stri ... (more)
Director (2), Australian (2), 05 (1), Born 1944 (1), Production Assistant (1), Actor (1), Producer (1), Writer (1)

Movies directed by

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1. The Truman Show (1998)
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7.5
5039 Watched
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7.6
2813 Watched
Rating:
6.9
1352 Watched
4. Witness (1985)
Rating:
6.9
649 Watched
Rating:
7.7
323 Watched



Movies written by

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Rating:
6.9
1352 Watched
2. The Way Back (2010)
Rating:
7.2
292 Watched
3. Green Card (1990)
Rating:
5.4
254 Watched
4. Gallipoli (1981)
Rating:
7.2
183 Watched
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6.8
105 Watched



TV

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Rating:
5.9
45 Watched
2. Larry King Live (1985)
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5.3
41 Watched
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6.9
27 Watched
4. Breakfast (2000)
Rating:
6.7
25 Watched
5. HBO First Look (1992)
Rating:
7.9
11 Watched



TV written by


1. The Plumber (1979)
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6.5
6 Watched
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8
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TV directed by


1. The Plumber (1979)
Rating:
6.5
6 Watched



Movies


Rating:
6
1 want to see
2. Homesdale (1971)
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Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2014 Edition) (50 person items)

"2013 Rank: #41 2012 Rank: #39 2011 Rank: #37 2010 Rank: #39 2009 Rank: #42 a. Gallipoli (1981) b. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) c. Witness (1985) d. The Mosquito Coast (1986) e. Dead Poets Society (1989) f. Fearless (1993) g. The Truman Show (1998) h. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) i. The Way Back (2011) j. The Keep (2016) "


Bobbayyyyy added this to a list 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Put me in one of your movies! (44 person items)

"Dead Poets Society (1989) The Truman Show (1998) "


Stehako added this to a list 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2013 Edition) (50 person items)

"2012 Rank: #39 2011 Rank: #37 2010 Rank: #39 2009 Rank: #42 a. Gallipoli (1981) b. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) c. Witness (1985) d. The Mosquito Coast (1986) e. Dead Poets Society (1989) f. Fearless (1993) g. The Truman Show (1998) h. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) i. The Way Back (2011) I liked The Way Back and I'm not entirely sure why that did so poorly at the box office and was absent from any award recognition, considering how much attention Wier has"


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Oscar Best Director Nominees (131 person items)

"Witness Dead Poets Society The Truman Show Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"


xolmis added this to a list 1 year, 3 months ago
A Movie for every Director (part. 3) (89 person items)

"Dead Poets Society (1989) "


xolmis added this to a list 1 year, 3 months ago
A Movie for every Director (part. 2) (94 movies items)

"The Truman Show (1998) "


Stehako added this to a list 1 year, 6 months ago
Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2012 Edition) (50 person items)

"2011 Rank: #37 2010 Rank: #39 2009 Rank: #42 a. Gallipoli (1981) b. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) c. Witness (1985) d. The Mosquito Coast (1986) e. Dead Poets Society (1989) f. Fearless (1993) g. The Truman Show (1998) h. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) i. The Way Back (2011) "


ToonHead2102 added this to a list 2 years, 5 months ago
GREATEST DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME by vote+!!!... (76 person items)

"PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (1975) THE LAST WAVE (1977) GALLIPOLI (1981) WITNESS (1985) FEARLESS (1993) THE TRUMAN SHOW (1998) MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (2003)"


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Directors (405 person items)
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Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2011 Edition) (50 person items)

"2010 Rank: #39 2009 Rank: #42 a. Gallipoli (1981) b. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) c. Witness (1985) d. The Mosquito Coast (1986) e. Dead Poets Society (1989) f. Fearless (1993) g. The Truman Show (1998) h. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) i. The Way Back (2011) "


propelas added this to a list 3 years, 5 months ago
Directors:The Filmography of... (207 person items)

"Peter Weir:The Filmography by propelas"


Rachel added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
Favourite Directors (25 person items)
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my favourite directors (37 person items)
Stehako added this to a list 4 years, 1 month ago
Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2010 Edition) (50 person items)

"2009 Rank: #42 a. Gallipoli (1981) b. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) c. Witness (1985) d. The Mosquito Coast (1986) e. Dead Poets Society (1989) f. Fearless (1993) g. The Truman Show (1998) h. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) i. The Way Back (2010) It's been a while but it looks like he'll pick up where he left off, with a strong story and impressive cast in 'The Way Back'."


Stehako added this to a list 4 years, 3 months ago
Best Film Direction - 1990s (91 person items)

"#54 "The Truman Show" (1998)"


Stehako added this to a list 4 years, 4 months ago
Best Film Direction - 1980s (51 person items)

"#50"Witness" (1985) #62"Dead Poets Society" (1989) #68"The Year of Living Dangerously" (1983) "


Stehako added this to a list 5 years, 2 months ago
Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2009 Edition) (50 person items)

"a. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) b. Witness (1985) c. The Mosquito Coast (1986) d. Dead Poets Society (1989) e. Fearless (1993) f. The Truman Show (1998) g. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) h. The Way Back (2010) He’s a director who makes good actors great; but needs to make more films, because he hasn't made a bad film yet. "