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Peter Weir Net Worth

Peter Weir Net Worth is
$15 Million

Peter Weir Biography

Peter Weir net worthy of: Peter Weir can be an Australian film director and article writer who includes a net worthy of of $15 million. Peter Weir was created in Sydney, Australia in August 1944. Weir was influential in the Australian New Wave cinema picture from 1970 to 1990. He provides directed and/or created the movies Man on a Green Bicycle in 1969, Homesdale in 1971, The Vehicles That Ate Paris in 1974, Picnic at Hanging Rock in 1975, The Last Wave in 1977, The Plumber in 1979, Gallipoli in 1981, THE ENTIRE YEAR of Living Dangerously in 1982, Witness in 1985, The Mosquito Coastline in 1986, Dead Poets Culture in 1989, Green Cards in 1990, Fearless in 1993, The Truman Present in 1998, Expert and Commander: The Significantly Side of the Globe in 2003, and JUST HOW Back 2010. Weir provides been nominated for six Academy Awards and four Golden World Awards. He provides directed and/or created the movies Man on a Green Bicycle in 1969, Homesdale in 1971, The Vehicles That Ate Paris in 1974, Picnic at Hanging Rock in 1975, The Last Wave in 1977, The Plumber in 1979, Gallipoli in 1981, THE ENTIRE YEAR of Living Dangerously in 1982, Witness in 1985, The Mosquito Coastline in 1986, Dead Poets Culture in 1989, Green Cards in 1990, Fearless in 1993, The Truman Present in 1998, Expert and Commander: The Much Side of the Globe in 2003, and JUST HOW Back 2010. Peter Weir was created in Sydney, Australia in August 1944. Read even more: Peter Weir Net Well worth Peter Weir net well worth: Peter Weir can be an Australian film director and article writer who includes a net worth of $15 million. Weir was influential in the Australian New Wave cinema picture from 1970 to 1990. He received BAFTA Awards for Greatest Path for The Truman Display and Grasp and Commander: The Much Side of the Globe. Weir offers been nominated for six Academy Awards and four Golden World Awards. He received BAFTA Awards for Best Path for The Truman Display and Grasp and Commander: The Much Side of the Globe.


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Quick Facts

Full NamePeter Weir
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 21, 1944
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Television Director
EducationQueen's University Belfast, Bangor Grammar School
NationalityAustralian
SpouseWendy Stites
ChildrenIngrid Weir
ParentsPeggy Weir, Lindsay Weir
AwardsBAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, AACTA Award for Best Film, César Award for Best Foreign Film, AACTA Longford Lyell Award, AACTA Award for Best Direction, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, European Film Award for Best Non-European Film, London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year, London Film Critics Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year, Australian Film Institute Jury Prize, London Film Critics' Circle Award for Film of the Year, Robert Award for Best American Film, Australian Film Institute Grand Prix Award, Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film - General, BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Passion in Film
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director, AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, Empire Award for Best Director, Saturn Award for Best Director
MoviesThe Truman Show, Dead Poets Society, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Way Back, Gallipoli, Witness, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Last Wave, The Year of Living Dangerously, Fearless, The Mosquito Coast, The Cars That Ate Paris, Green Card, The Plumber, Homesdale, Three to Go, Love Bite, Whatever Happened to Green Valley?, Incredible Floridas, Man on a Green Bike, Boat Building, Shantaram


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Holds a Law degree from the University of Sydney, one of the best-performing law schools in the world.
2 Palm Beach, New South Wales, California [January 2009]
3 The White Ribbon (2009) is one of his favourite films.
4 He is an avid reader and three of his favorite books are Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandel'shtam, My Century by Aleksander Wat and Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.
5 He was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the Film Industry.
6 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.
7 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).
8 Father of Ingrid Weir.
9 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.
10 Famous for making well-known comedy and genre actors into credible dramatic actors such as Harrison Ford, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey.
11 His films often feature a key scene involving a main character fiddling with their radio.
12 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, in Witness (1985), or a progressive teacher on a strictly conservative school, in Dead Poets Society (1989)).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 His characters often interact with technology, especially television, in ways that harm them or surprise the viewer, e.g. the church big screen TV in The Mosquito Coast (1986); the living room TV and TV control center in The Truman Show (1998); radio playing in the barn in Witness (1985), and so on.


Quotes

#Quote
1 I don't think I have any sort of master plan. I work intuitively.
2 [interview] I'm still amazed how you can put your pen down and think not a line can be changed... You've finally got it right. You pick it up ten days later, and it's all so bad.
3 [on Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)] You often do what you like yourself, and I like not knowing and not making sense. You can mix in certain sensitivities as a filmmaker. Hitchcock said whodunnits were the most difficult things because the ending is usually so disappointing. The butler did it? We had to create a style in which the audience didn't want that ending. What interested me was the fact that people disappear every day, seemingly into thin air sometimes, and they're never heard from again. It's a particular kind of suspense for those left behind. And it's very important in many cultures to bury the body and have a sense of closure when someone dies. We like closure. We want to go to the funeral. With disappearance, you never have that. Movies tie things up in an arbitrary length of time, but I have always liked things that aren't fully realised. I loved Sherlock Holmes as a kid, but I remember being disappointed when he'd come up with these simple explanations for these complex mysteries. I was always fascinated by the mystery itself, as opposed to the answer behind it.
4 What I can't do is what I consider children's films, infantile subject matter. The caped-crusader-type stuff is not for me...When I began making films, they were just movies.'What's the new movie? What are you doing?' Now they're called 'adult dramas'. Sounds like a porno film because the majority of the marketplace is devoted to children.
5 [on Mel Gibson] Mel is the new Australian. He is going to be a very good star. He is quite different from the Australian everyone knows -- the kind Rod Taylor represents.
6 [on Harrison Ford] Harrison possesses magnetic qualities. He is capable of filling a room with his personality. If he'd been a plumber and came to fix your tap, he's a person you'd notice. We provoke each other. It's no cozy fireside chat.
7 (Referring to the restroom murder scene in Witness (1985): It was the most violent scene I've ever filmed. I still wonder if it was too violent, but I did want to have an outrage over the violence that occured in front of those innocent eyes [of the Amish boy character].


Pictures

All Peter Weir pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award The Way Back (2010)
2010 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
2004 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 Passion in Film Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2004 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) John Collee
2003 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards Artistic Excellence
2003 Cinematographer-Director Duo Award Camerimage Russell Boyd
2001 Outstanding Achievement Award Australian Directors Guild
2001 Outstanding Achievement Award Australian Screen Directors' Association
2000 Taormina Arte Award Taormina International Film Festival
1999 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards The Truman Show (1998)
1999 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Truman Show (1998)
1999 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) The Truman Show (1998)
1999 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Truman Show (1998) Andrew Niccol (written by)
1999 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year The Truman Show (1998)
1999 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) The Truman Show (1998)
1998 Screen International Award European Film Awards The Truman Show (1998)
1998 Douglas Sirk Award Hamburg Film Festival
1991 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Dead Poets Society (1989)
1991 Guild Film Award - Gold Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film) Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Dead Poets Society (1989) Steven Haft

Paul Junger Witt

Tony Thomas
1990 Raymond Longford Award Australian Film Institute
1990 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990 Audience Award Warsaw International Film Festival Dead Poets Society (1989)
1986 Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Language Film Witness (1985)
1986 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Witness (1985)
1985 Hochi Film Award Hochi Film Awards Best Foreign Language Film Witness (1985)
1981 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Director Gallipoli (1981)
1978 Special Jury Award Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival The Last Wave (1977)
1976 Golden Charybdis Taormina International Film Festival Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Other)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Other)
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Duncan Henderson
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Duncan Henderson
2004 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) John Collee
2004 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Duncan Henderson
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) John Collee
2004 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) John Collee (screenwriter)

Patrick O'Brian (author)
2003 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2003 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) John Collee
1999 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director The Truman Show (1998)
1999 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Truman Show (1998)
1999 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Truman Show (1998)
1999 Best Foreign Film Award Australian Film Institute The Truman Show (1998) Scott Rudin (producer)
1999 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Truman Show (1998)
1999 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Truman Show (1998)
1999 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) The Truman Show (1998)
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director The Truman Show (1998)
1999 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Truman Show (1998)
1998 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director The Truman Show (1998)
1998 Golden Spike Valladolid International Film Festival The Truman Show (1998)
1994 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Fearless (1993)
1992 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Green Card (1990)
1991 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Green Card (1990)
1991 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Dead Poets Society (1989)
1991 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Green Card (1990)
1990 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) Dead Poets Society (1989)
1990 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Dead Poets Society (1989)
1986 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Witness (1985)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Witness (1985)
1986 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Witness (1985) Edward S. Feldman
1986 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Witness (1985)
1984 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) David Williamson

C.J. Koch
1983 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Director The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
1983 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Screenplay, Adapted The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) C.J. Koch

David Williamson
1983 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Jury Award The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
1983 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
1981 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Gallipoli (1981)
1980 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Last Wave (1977)
1978 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Director The Last Wave (1977)
1978 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Screenplay, Original The Last Wave (1977) Tony Morphett

Petru Popescu
1976 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Direction Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
1974 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Feature The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Truman Show (1998)


Filmography

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Way Back 2010/I
Peter Weir: Short Film Collection 2005 Video
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003
The Truman Show 1998
Fearless 1993
Green Card 1990
Dead Poets Society 1989
The Mosquito Coast 1986
Witness 1985
The Year of Living Dangerously 1982
Gallipoli 1981
The Plumber 1979 TV Movie
The Last Wave 1977
Luke's Kingdom 1976 TV Series 2 episodes
Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975
Three Workshop Films 1975 Short
The Cars That Eat People 1974
Whatever Happened to Green Valley? 1973 Documentary
3 Directions in Australian Pop Music: Australian Colour Diary 43 1972 Documentary short
Boat Building 1972 Short
Incredible Floridas 1972 Documentary short
The Billiard Room 1972 Short
The Computer Centre 1972 Short
The Field Day 1972 Short
Homesdale 1971
Three to Go 1971 segment "Michael"
Man on a Green Bike 1969 TV Movie
Stirring the Pool 1969 Short
Count Vim's Last Exercise 1968 TV Short
The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte 1968 TV Short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Way Back 2010/I screenplay
Peter Weir: Short Film Collection 2005 Video
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 screenplay
Green Card 1990 written by
The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 screenplay
Gallipoli 1981 story
The Plumber 1979 TV Movie written by
The Last Wave 1977 screenplay
The Cars That Eat People 1974 screenplay / story
The Aunty Jack Show 1972-1973 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Very Best of 'The Aunty Jack Show' 1973 TV Movie
Homesdale 1971
Three to Go 1971 segment "Michael"
The Comedy Game 1971 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Man on a Green Bike 1969 TV Movie

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Way Back 2010/I producer
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 producer
Green Card 1990 producer
Whatever Happened to Green Valley? 1973 Documentary producer
Tempo: Australia in the Seventies 1971 Short producer
Count Vim's Last Exercise 1968 TV Short producer
The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte 1968 TV Short producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Homesdale 1971 Robert 2
Man on a Green Bike 1969 TV Movie Technology / Mayor of Cadmium
Count Vim's Last Exercise 1968 TV Short
The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte 1968 TV Short

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Can't See Round Corners 1967 TV Series production assistant - 1967
The Mavis Bramston Show 1964 TV Series production assistant

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk 2014 special thanks
All Is Lost 2013 the producers wish to thank: for the "Monkey Bar"
Slaves and Ensigns: The Far Side of the Border 2004 Short special thanks
Much Ado About Something 2001 Documentary thanks
Blackfellas 1993 thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Peter Weir: Sinema Dersi - Master Class 2013 Video documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2011 TV Series Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2011 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 2011 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bandes originales: Maurice Jarre 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entrenched: The Making of 'Gallipoli' 2005 Video documentary Himself
How's It Going to End? The Making of 'The Truman Show' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Between Two Worlds: The Making of 'Witness' 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Hundred Days 2004 Video documentary Himself
Il cinema ritrovato: istruzioni per l'uso 2004 Documentary Himself
A Dream Within a Dream: The making of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' 2004 Video documentary Himself
Master and Commander: Cinematic Phasmids 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Master and Commander: In the Wake of O'Brian 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Larry King Live 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
2003 Annual BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Winner: The John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing
HBO First Look 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Director
La mémoire retrouvée 1996 TV Movie documentary Director
The Celluloid Heroes 1995 TV Movie Himself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard 1991 TV Series Himself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director
John Seale and Peter Weir on 'Dead Poet's Society' 1989 Video Himself - Interviewee
Peter Weir Industry Seminar 1989 1989 Video Himself
Australian Movies to the World 1983 TV Movie Himself
Filmmaker Interview: Peter Weir 1983 Video Himself - Interviewee
Whatever Happened to Green Valley? 1973 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Peter Weir: Short Film Collection 2005 Video Robert 2
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture, Best Director
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