Peter Weir (*1944)


Australian writer-director Peter Weir made his directorial debut in 1974 with the unusual horror satire THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS. In the 1980s he established himself as a top director in Hollywood. His films have cultural and/or social themes, only at the beginning of his career has he delved into the supernatural (notably with PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and THE LAST WAVE). Weir's best films are PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, GALLIPOLLI and THE MOSQUITO COAST. His latest film THE TRUMAN SHOW was phenomenally successful at the box offices.

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Filmography:

Three to Go (1971; coscr)
Homesdale (1971; dir, scr, act; short)
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974; dir, scr, costy)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975; dir)
The Last Wave (1978; dir, coscr, sty)
The Plumber (1979; dir, scr; made for TV)
Gallipolli (1981; dir, sty)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1983; dir, coscr)
Witness (1985; dir)
The Mosquito Coast (1986; dir)
Dead Poets Society (1989; dir)
Green Card (1990; dir, scr, prod)
Fearless (1993; dir)
The Truman Show (1998; dir, scr)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003; dir, coscr, coprod)

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Ron Altman (last update on 07/18/2004)