Weir 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"
the success of "The Year of Living
Dangerously", Weir directed a
diverse group of American and
international films covering most genres,
Many of them major box office
hitsincluding Academy Award
nominated films such as the thriller
"Witness" (1985), the drama
"Dead Poets Society" (1989),
the romantic comedy Green Card (1990),
"The Truman Show" (1998) and
the epic historical drama "Master
and Commander" (2003). For his work
on these five films, Weir personally
accrued six Academy Award nominations as
either a director, writer or producer.
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