Peter Weir
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"Peter Lindsay Weir", Order of Australia/AM is an Australian film director. He played a leading role in the Australian New Wave cinema (1970-1990) with his films such as the mystery drama Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the mystery drama-thriller The Last Wave (1977) and the historical drama Gallipoli (1981 film)/Gallipoli (1981). The climax of Weir's early career was the $6 million multi-national production The Year of Living Dangerously (film)/The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), starring Mel Gibson, playing opposite top Hollywood female lead Sigourney Weaver. Weir then directed a diverse group of Cinema of the United States/American and international films—many of them major box office hits—including the Academy Award nominated films such as the thriller Witness (1985 film)/Witness (1985), the drama Dead Poets Society (1989), the romantic comedy Green Card (film)/Green Card (1990), the social science fiction comedy-drama The Truman Show (1998) and the epic historical drama film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World/Master and Commander (2003), which starred fellow Australian Russell Crowe.

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