Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Alexander Godunov. Godunov showed a lot of promise in the several films he was in, among them 'The Money Pit' and 'Die Hard.' Unfortunately, he was an alcoholic. He died in May 1995.
Rosie Perez. Rosie Perez was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1994 for her role as Carla. McGillis was in Witness.
'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. An evocative, languid film that works on many different levels. It is NOT based on a true story.
|In which Weir film did Mel Gibson play Guy Hamilton, a foreign correspondent in Indonesia with much needed aid from photographer, Billy Kwan?||The Films of Director Peter Weir
'The Year of Living Dangerously'. This was based on the true happenings in Indonesia circa 1965 when Suharto took over. Linda Hunt won a much deserved Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1984 as Billy Kwan.
'Dead Poets' Society'. Robin Williams starred. It was shot in an actual private school in chronological order. It had Oscar nominations in 1990 for Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture. It won for Best Screenplay.
Strawberries. This is great film and Jeff Bridges gives an outstanding performance.
Dennis Hopper. Hopper and Weir had creative differences about how the role should be played. Ed Harris was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Peter Weir was nominated for Best Director.
'Witness' and 'Mosquito Coast'. Ford and Weir were nominated for Oscars in 1986 for 'Witness.' 'Mosquito Coast' wasn't too great a film although Ford did receive a 1987 nomination for it. The film also featured Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, and Martha Plimpton.
Australia. Weir was born in Sydney, New South Wales.
|How many Academy Awards for best director has he WON?||Peter Weir
|'The Truman Show' was his ________ best director nomination?||Peter Weir
3rd. His nomination for Best Director was 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' (2003) was his 4th - Weir was nominated for 'The Truman Show' (21999), 'Dead Poets Society' (1989), and 'Witness' (1985). He was also nominated for best screenplay for the movie 'Greencard' (1990).
|What was the name of Weir's directorial debut?||Peter Weir
'Homesdale'. 'Homesdale' was released in 1971.
|As of June 2001 which actor has NEVER been in a movie directed by Weir?||Peter Weir
Joaquin Phoenix. River Phoenix was in 'The Mosquito Coast'. Mel Gibson was in 'Gallipoli'. Jim Carrey was in 'The Truman Show'.
|What two Harrison Ford movies were directed by Weir?||Peter Weir
'Witness' and 'Mosquito Coast'. 'Six Days Seven Nights' was directed by Ivan Reitman. 'American Gaffitti' and 'Star Wars' was directed by George Lucas. 'Regarding Henry' was directed by Mike Nichols. 'What Lies Beneath' was directed by Robert Zemenkes, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' was directed by Steven Spielberg.
|Who played the two airplane crash survivors in 'Fearless'?||Peter Weir
Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez. Rossilini played Bridges' wife and Del Toro played Perez's husband.
|Which Weir movie focuses on the emotional healing of two airplane crash survivors?||Peter Weir
'Fearless'. 'Fearless' is one of the most moving films that I have ever seen.