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Peter Weir
Birthday: August 21, 1944

Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 0' 0"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Peter Weir. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Known for making moody, complex dramas that often focus on the emotional struggles of men caught up in social change and/or upheaval, Australian director Peter Weir is regarded as one of the most solid directors in both his native country and in Hollywood. His many accomplishments include making vehicles that promoted such stars as Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Robin Williams, and Jim Carrey into the realm of "serious" acting, something that further established Weir as one of the foremost interpreters of the inner lives of men.The son of a real estate agent, Weir was born in Sydney on August 21, 1944. After giving his father's business a try, he spent time traveling around Europe. Upon his return to Australia, Weir secured a job with the Commonwealth Film Unit, where he learned his craft on the sets of documentaries and educational films. He made his directorial debut in 1971 with Three to Go, an effort that went largely unnoticed by audiences and critics alike. His next feature, The Cars That Ate Paris (1974), was a horror comedy with decidedly black overtones and fared considerably better than his previous effort. Even more successful was Weir's adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock the following year. A haunting, surreal tale of schoolgirls gone missing in the outback, it received critical acclaim and became something of a cult classic. The same could be said of The Last Wave (1977), a similarly dreamlike murder mystery set in Sydney.Weir first achieved international recognition (as well as an Australian Film Institute Best Director award) with Gallipoli in 1981. Starring a then relatively obscure Mel Gibson as one of two friends who go off to fight in World War I, it was hailed by international critics and established Weir's reputation outside of Australia. His reputation was further enhanced the next year with The Year of Living Dangerously, which also starred Gibson, as well as Sigourney Weaver. A romance set against the backdrop of the toppling of Indonesia's Sukarno regime in 1965, it was screened in competition at the Cannes Festival and proved to be Weir's first big commercial success. With Witness (1985), Weir made his first excursion onto American soil, documenting a culture clash viewed from the eyes of a wounded Philadelphia cop (Harrison Ford) recovering from his injuries on the farm of an Amish family. Aside from establishing Ford as an actor capable of more than big-budget action flicks, Witness earned Weir his first Best Director Academy Award nomination. Less successful was his next film and second collaboration with Ford, an adaptation of Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast (1986). Despite strong material and an excellent cast that included Ford, Helen Mirren, and River Phoenix, the film failed to find success with either critics or audiences.Weir rebounded in 1989 with Dead Poets Society. Doing for star Robin Williams what Witness had done for Ford, the film earned Weir his second Oscar nomination, won a French C

Movie Credits
Pattern Recognition (2007)
War Magician (2007)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
[ Russell Crowe ][ Paul Bettany ][ Billy Boyd ][ James D'Arcy ][ Max Pirkis ]
The Truman Show (1998)
[ Jim Carrey ][ Ed Harris ][ Paul Giamatti ][ Harry Shearer ][ Peter Krause ]
Fearless (1993)
[ Benicio Del Toro ][ Jeff Bridges ][ John Turturro ][ Tom Hulce ][ Bono ]
Green Card (1990)
[ Hans Zimmer ][ John Spencer ][ Ethan Phillips ]
Dead Poets Society (1989)
[ Robin Williams ][ Ethan Hawke ][ Jamie Kennedy ][ Robert Sean Leonard ][ Kurtwood Smith ]
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
[ Harrison Ford ][ River Phoenix ][ Jason Alexander ][ Andre Gregory ]
Witness (1985)
[ Harrison Ford ][ Viggo Mortensen ][ Lukas Haas ][ Danny Glover ]
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
[ Mel Gibson ][ Michael Murphy ][ Little Richard ]
Gallipoli (1981)
[ Mel Gibson ]
The Plumber (1979)
The Last Wave (1977)
[ Richard Chamberlain ]
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
[ Bruce Spence ]
Homesdale (1971)
Three to Go (1971)


  • 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 strictly conservative school).
  • His films often feature a key scene involving a main character fiddling with their radio.
  • Famous for making well-known comedy and genre actors into credible dramatic actors such as Harrison Ford, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey.
  • 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.
  • Father of Ingrid Weir.
  • Directed 5 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Linda Hunt, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, Rosie Perez and Ed Harris. Hunt won an Oscar for The Year of Living Dangerously (1982).
  • Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006.

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