Peter Weir

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  • Birth Name: Peter Lindsay Weir
  • Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Made his directorial debut in 1969 with a 30-minute film (that he also wrote) called Michael, which was part of the trilogy Three to Go; won the 1970 Australian Film Institute Best Film award.
  • In 1971, earned his first Best Director award from the Australian Film Institute for the movie Homesdale, which he also cowrote.
  • Took home second Best Director award from the Australian Film Institute in 1981 for Gallipoli.    
  • Originally planned to cast a man in the role of Billy Kwan for 1982's The Year of Living Dangerously, but after he saw a photo of Linda Hunt dressed like a man, he decided to give her the part. 
  • Received his first Writers Guild of America nomination for The Year of Living Dangerously; seven years later got another nod for Green Card.

Awards

  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1985, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1989, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1983, Australian Film Institute Awards — Jury Prize: Winner
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Winner
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Winner
  • 1998, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1986, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1990, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 1990, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
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  • 1985, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2003, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1978, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1976, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Direction: Nominee
  • 1983, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 1983, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Feature Screenplay Adapted from Another Source: Nominee
  • 1978, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1994, Berlin Film Festival — Special Mention: Winner
  • 1984, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Drama: Nominee
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Passion in Film Award: Winner
  • 1998, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1991, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1990, Australian Film Institute Awards — Raymond Longford Award: Winner
  • 1981, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
  • 1989, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee

Relationships

  • Peggy Weir — Mother
  • Julien Weir — Son
  • Lindsay Weir — Father
  • Ingrid Weir — Daughter
  • Wendy Stites — Wife

College

  • Attended the University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Details

  • Birth Name: Peter Lindsay Weir
  • Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter