Peter Weir

1944 - Today

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Peter Lindsay Weir ( WEER; born 21 August 1944) is an Australian retired film director. He is known for directing films crossing various genres over forty years with films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Gallipoli (1981), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), Witness (1985), Dead Poets Society (1989), Fearless (1993), The Truman Show (1998), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), and The Way Back (2010). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Weir has received more than 2,547,613 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Peter Weir is the 128th most popular film director (up from 176th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Australia (up from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Film Director.

Peter Weir is most famous for directing films such as "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Witness," "Dead Poets Society," and "The Truman Show."

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Among film directors, Peter Weir ranks 128 out of 2,041Before him are Victor Fleming, Jiří Menzel, Wes Craven, Claude Lelouch, René Clément, and Michael Curtiz. After him are William Hanna, George A. Romero, Nikita Mikhalkov, Wong Kar-wai, Giuseppe Tornatore, and Lasse Hallström.

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Among people born in 1944, Peter Weir ranks 60Before him are Nebahat Çehre, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Cevert, Maria João Pires, Rudy Giuliani, and Jean-Pierre Sauvage. After him are John Holmes, Askar Akayev, Bora Milutinović, Leila Khaled, Makoto Kobayashi, and Udo Kier.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Peter Weir ranks 20 out of 1,143Before him are Margot Robbie (1990), Heath Ledger (1979), Paul Hogan (1939), Julian Assange (1971), Elizabeth Blackburn (1948), and Jack Brabham (1926). After him are Errol Flynn (1909), Colleen McCullough (1937), Hugh Jackman (1968), John Eccles (1903), V. Gordon Childe (1892), and Robin Warren (1937).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Australia

Among film directors born in Australia, Peter Weir ranks 1After him are George Miller (1945), Roger Donaldson (1945), Christopher Doyle (1952), John Pilger (1939), Baz Luhrmann (1962), Bruce Beresford (1940), John Farrow (1904), Russell Mulcahy (1953), Phillip Noyce (1950), John Seale (1942), and Fred Schepisi (1939).