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The Directors: Peter Weir
Peter Weir
Season 4  |  Episode 6  |  Smooth/Arts  |  May 13, 2020

Australian Director, Peter Weir, was born in August 1944. A leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970-1990), with films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), The Last Wave (1977) and the historical drama Gallipoli (1981). The climax of Weir's early career was the $6 million multi-national production The Year of Living Dangerously (1983). Weir then directed American and international films hits, including Academy Award-nominated Witness (1985) starring Harrison Ford, Dead Poets Society (1989), comedy-drama The Truman Show (1998).

Australian Director, Peter Weir, was born in August 1944. A leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970-1990), with films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), The Last Wave (1977) and the historical drama Gallipoli (1981). The climax of Weir's early career was the $6 million multi-national production The Year of Living Dangerously (1983). Weir then directed American and international films hits, including Academy Award-nominated Witness (1985) starring Harrison Ford, Dead Poets Society (1989), comedy-drama The Truman Show (1998).

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