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Born: August 21, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, AU Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Way Back, The (2010)
A small band of multicultural convicts stage a daring escape from a World War II-era Siberian gulag, and embark on a treacherous journey across five countries in a desperate race for freedom and survival.
2.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) as Director
During the Napoleonic Wars, Lucky Jack Aubrey captains the crew of his H.M.S. Surprise. When the ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, it is badly damaged and much of his crew is injured. In a bold and dangerous move, Aubrey decides to set sail in a high stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation--or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew.
3.
Truman Show, The (1998) as Director
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was born. When the seams in this make-believe world begin to split and he realizes his whole life is a lie, it leads to a breakdown - and a famous breakout. The 1998 film - Oscar-nominated for Best Screenplay, Director and Supporting Actor -co-stars Laura Linney and Ed Harris. .
4.
Fearless (1993) as Director
Story about survivors of a plane crash who must deal with the loss of relatives and friends, and the fact that they survived.
5.
Green Card (1990) as Director
A French artist marries a lonely woman to win U.S. citizenship then falls in love with her.
6.
Dead Poets Society (1989) as Director
An English teacher inspires his students to seize the day with sometimes disastrous results.
7.
Mosquito Coast, The (1986) as Director
Allie Fox and his wife take their family to Central America to build a paradise that doesn't take.
8.
Witness (1985) as Director
A young Amish boy, visiting Philadelphia with his widowed mother, witnesses a murder. When the detective on the case discovers a police cover up, he realizes his, the boy's and the mother's lives are in jeopardy. He hides out in Amish country, living amongst the community and having to abide by their peaceful customs. Things get more complicated when he falls in love with the young widow. But, soon the idyllic life is shattered when the villains discover his whereabouts.
9.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) as Director
Two American journalists get more than they'd bargained for during an Indonesian revolution.
10.
Gallipoli (1981) as Director
In 1915, two friends trek from Perth across the desert to enlist in the army, and one dies in the Dardanelles.
11.
The Plumber (1979) as Director
The arrival of a mysterious plumber upsets a doctor''s wife.
12.
Last Wave, The (1977) as Director
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized murder and in the process learns disquieting things about himself.
13.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) as Director
When a group of schoolgirls mysteriously disappear, the survivors find their lives changed forever.
14.
Cars That Eat People (1974)
A small town in rural Australia (Paris) makes its living by causing car accidents and salvaging any valuables from the wrecks. Into this town come brothers Arthur and George. George is killed when the Parisians cause their car to crash, but Arthur survives and is brought into the community as an orderly at the hospital. But Paris is not problem free. Not only do the Parisians have to be careful of outsiders (such as insurance investigators), but they also have to cope with the young people of the town who are dissatisfied with the status quo.
15.
Cars That Ate Paris, The (1974) as Director
A small town in rural Australia makes its living by causing car accidents and salvaging any valuables from the wrecks.
16.
17.
Homesdale (1971)
Guests arrive at an expensive private guest house on a remote island near Sydney. The guest house and weird activities, like theatre sports and orienteering, are run by a leery eccentric. One of the guests is a loner and the only way to fit in with the crowd is to participate in the questionable events. Some of the games border between comedy and horror - like the murder mystery.

Writer (feature film)

18.
Way Back, The (2010)
A small band of multicultural convicts stage a daring escape from a World War II-era Siberian gulag, and embark on a treacherous journey across five countries in a desperate race for freedom and survival.
19.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) as Screenwriter
During the Napoleonic Wars, Lucky Jack Aubrey captains the crew of his H.M.S. Surprise. When the ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, it is badly damaged and much of his crew is injured. In a bold and dangerous move, Aubrey decides to set sail in a high stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation--or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew.
20.
Green Card (1990) as Screenwriter
A French artist marries a lonely woman to win U.S. citizenship then falls in love with her.
21.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) as Screenwriter
Two American journalists get more than they'd bargained for during an Indonesian revolution.
22.
The Plumber (1979) as Screenwriter
The arrival of a mysterious plumber upsets a doctor''s wife.
23.
Last Wave, The (1977) as Screenwriter
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized murder and in the process learns disquieting things about himself.
24.
Cars That Ate Paris, The (1974) as From Story
A small town in rural Australia makes its living by causing car accidents and salvaging any valuables from the wrecks.
25.
Cars That Ate Paris, The (1974) as Screenwriter
A small town in rural Australia makes its living by causing car accidents and salvaging any valuables from the wrecks.

Producer (feature film)

26.
Way Back, The (2010)
A small band of multicultural convicts stage a daring escape from a World War II-era Siberian gulag, and embark on a treacherous journey across five countries in a desperate race for freedom and survival.
27.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) as Producer
During the Napoleonic Wars, Lucky Jack Aubrey captains the crew of his H.M.S. Surprise. When the ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, it is badly damaged and much of his crew is injured. In a bold and dangerous move, Aubrey decides to set sail in a high stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation--or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew.
28.
Green Card (1990) as Producer
A French artist marries a lonely woman to win U.S. citizenship then falls in love with her.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

29.
Gallipoli (1981)
In 1915, two friends trek from Perth across the desert to enlist in the army, and one dies in the Dardanelles.
30.
Gallipoli (1981)
In 1915, two friends trek from Perth across the desert to enlist in the army, and one dies in the Dardanelles.
31.
Last Wave, The (1977)
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized murder and in the process learns disquieting things about himself.
32.
Last Wave, The (1977)
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized murder and in the process learns disquieting things about himself.

Cast (special)

33.
9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, The (2004) as Honoree (Passion In Film Award)
Ninth annual Broadcast Film Critics Assocation award show.

Cinematography (special)

34.
World's Best Beaches 2, The (2001) as Camera
Documentary that seeks out the best ten beaches in the world, from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean to the South Pacific.

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