Peter Weir

1944 - Today

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Peter Lindsay Weir, AM ( WEER; born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director. He was a leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970–1990), with films such as the mystery drama Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the supernatural thriller The Last Wave (1977) and the historical drama Gallipoli (1981). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Weir has received more than 1,590,509 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Peter Weir is the 177th most popular film director (down from 173rd in 2019), the 25th 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 177 out of 1,580Before him are Blake Edwards, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Francesco Rosi, Jesús Franco, Joris Ivens, and Bille August. After him are Sergei Bondarchuk, Danny Boyle, Masaki Kobayashi, Shohei Imamura, Guillermo del Toro, and Jean Negulesco.

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Among people born in 1944, Peter Weir ranks 64Before him are Udo Kier, Bernard Cornwell, Larry Ellison, Günter Netzer, R. Lee Ermey, and Bernhard Schlink. After him are Robert Powell, Jeroen Krabbé, Klaus Nomi, Bernard Hill, Kim Yong-il, and Peter Tosh.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Peter Weir ranks 25 out of 790Before him are Ned Kelly (1855), Peter Singer (1946), V. Gordon Childe (1892), Margot Robbie (1990), P. L. Travers (1899), and John Eccles (1903). After him are Robin Warren (1937), Tamam Shud case (1903), Joan Sutherland (1926), Elizabeth Blackburn (1948), Howard Florey (1898), and Kylie Minogue (1968).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Australia

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