Peter Weir Overview

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Born: August 21, 1944

An average but uninterested student, Australian Peter Weir dropped out of university and traveled to Europe. When he returned to Australia he landed a job as a stagehand and managed to work his way into writing, acting and directing. In 1971 he made his feature film directorial/writing debut with Three to Go (writing and directing the “Michael” segment) and Homesdale. He then went to London for six months on a study grant, where he wrote The Cat That Ate Paris, which would go on to become his... See All

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