Peter Weir
Weir at the 76th Academy Awards
6 Nominations
Role Director, Screenwriter
Born August 21, 1944
Sydney, Australia

Peter Weir, is an Australian film director and screenwriter. After writing, directing and producing in the Australian New Wave cinema with his films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Wave and Gallipoli, Weir directed a diverse group of American and international films—many of them major box office hits—including the Academy Award nominees Witness, Dead Poets Society, Green Card, The Truman Show and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.


58th Academy Awards, 1985
Best DirectorWitness
62nd Academy Awards, 1989
Best DirectorDead Poets Society
63rd Academy Awards, 1990
Best Original ScreenplayGreen Card
71st Academy Awards, 1998
Best DirectorThe Truman Show
76th Academy Awards, 2003
Best DirectorMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Best PictureMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (shared with Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. and Duncan Henderson)