(August 21, 1944- )
Wrote and directed 'The Cars That Ate Paris (1974),' 'The Last Wave (1977),' 'Gallipoli (1981),' 'The Year of Living Dangerously (1982),' 'Green Card (1990)' and 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)'
Also directed 'Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975),' 'Witness (1985),' 'The Mosquito Coast (1986),' 'Dead Poets Society (1989),' 'Truman Show' and 'Fearless (1993)'
Why he might be annoying
His middle name is Lindsay.
Due to the nature of his films, his nickname is Peter Weir(d).
He was part of the 'Australian New Wave' (Aussie stars making it in Hollywood around the mid 70s) that never really came to fruition for most.
He is not very well known is his home country.
He usually directs 'fish out-of-water'/clashing of cultures type films.
Why he might not be annoying
He started out in lousy jobs with a TV station and gradually worked his way up to where he is today.
He studied law and art at Sydney University.
He was into Hammer horror films as a child.
He made several comedic and genre actors into credible dramatic actors (Harrison Ford, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey).
He has worked with Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson on multiple occasions.
He is without doubt the greatest director to ever come out of Australia.
Credit: The Gent
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For 2013, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 88 Votes: 47.73% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 20 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 46 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 59 Votes: 47.46% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 178 Votes: 48.88% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 97 Votes: 45.36% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 247 Votes: 46.96% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 480 Votes: 44.79% Annoying
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