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Peter Weir

Peter Weir (b. August 8, 1944) is an Australian film director.

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Weir studied art and law at Sydney University.

Weir achieved considerable success in Australia with Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), and "Gallipoli" (1981), both regarded as classic Australian cinema. The Last Wave[?] was a pensive, ambivalent film which explored the interaction between the native Aborigine culture and the European. His first two American films[?], Witness (1985) and The Mosquito Coast[?] (1986) provided Harrison Ford with opportunities to play new kind of roles. Dead Poets Society (1989) brought him significant commercial success and Green Card (1990) will remain a favourite with many comedy lovers.

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External Link

  • Peter Weir Cave (http://www.peterweircave.com/main) (unofficial Peter Weir site)



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