Hugo Weaving

Hugo Weaving

Highest Rated: 100% Ship Of Theseus (2012)

Lowest Rated: 20% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1960

Birthplace: Austin, Nigeria

A graduate of Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, blond, idiosyncratic leading man Hugo Weaving made his feature film debut in the socially conscious low-budget drama The City's Edge (1983), purportedly one of the first Australian films to sympathetically portray the adverse conditions suffered by aborigines. In 1991, Weaving received Best Actor kudos from the Australian Film Institute for his portrayal of a blind photographer in Jocelyn Moorhouse's Proof. In 1994, the actor earned international acclaim playing Tick, a drag queen with a secret, in the cult favorite The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). The following year, Weaving was involved in another audience pleaser when he lent his voice to play the sheep dog Rex in Babe. Weaving occasionally appears in U.S. television productions, notably the CBS miniseries Dadah Is Death, in which he played opposite Julie Christie and Sarah Jessica Parker. He also continues to work steadily in Australia, in addition to appearing in big-budget Hollywood affairs such as The Matrix, in which he starred as an evil agent opposite Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne. Following his turn in The Matrix with a few low-key romantic comedies (Strange Planet [also 1999] and Russian Doll [2001]), Weaving made a return to big-budgeted special effects extravaganzas with his involvement in director Peter Jackson's enormous adaptation of author J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. For the sequels to The Matrix, Weaving would return with a vengeance; with hundreds of Agent Smith clones sent to stop Neo (Keanu Reeves) from leading the revolution against the machines. An affiliation with another hit sci-fi series emerged when Weaving provided the voice of Megatron in Michael Bay's Transformers (as well as its two sequels), though it was the actor's affecting performance in 2009's Last Ride that earned him a nomination for Best Lead Actor at that year's Australian Film Institute awards. Cast as a dangerous Australian fugitive who flees from the law with his young son in tow, Weaving gave viewers a glimpse of the talent that was often overshadowed in his many larger-than-life roles, though it was his scenery-chewing performance as Johann Schmidt/Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger that got him back on the big screen in the U.S. following the disappointment of The Wolfman. Meanwhile, the busy screen veteran prepared for roles in Cloud Atlas (a sprawling sci-fi epic from Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski), and Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Lone Wolf Police Minister 2020
No Score Yet Measure for Measure Duke 2019
76% Hearts and Bones Daniel Fisher 2019
26% Mortal Engines Thaddeus Valentine 2018
78% Black '47 Hannah 2018
83% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Actor 2017
85% Hacksaw Ridge Tom Doss $67.2M 2016
57% The Dressmaker Sergeant Farrat $2.1M 2016
77% Jasper Jones Actor 2016
41% Strangerland Detective David Rae $18K 2015
85% The Turning Bob Lang 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Elrond $187.8M 2014
No Score Yet The City's Edge Actor 2014
75% Healing Actor 2014
92% Mystery Road Johnno 2013
65% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Elrond $303.1M 2012
66% Cloud Atlas Haskell Moore/Tadeusz Kesselring/Bill Smoke/Nurse Noakes/Boa $22.2M 2012
93% Last Ride Kev $6K 2012
100% Ship Of Theseus Producer 2012
45% Happy Feet Two Noah the Elder $64M 2011
69% Oranges And Sunshine Jack $2.1M 2011
80% Captain America: The First Avenger Red Skull Johann Schmidt/Red Skull $176.7M 2011
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Megatron $352.4M 2011
51% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Noctus/Grimble $54.5M 2010
34% The Wolfman Aberline $62M 2010
20% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megatron $402.1M 2009
No Score Yet The Tender Hook Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Boxer And The Bombshell Actor 2008
58% Transformers Megatron $319.1M 2007
No Score Yet The Key Man Actor 2007
No Score Yet In the Company of Actors Actor 2007
76% Happy Feet Noah the Elder $197.9M 2006
73% V for Vendetta V $70.6M 2006
90% Little Fish Lionel Dawson 2006
No Score Yet Confessions of an Action Star Actor 2005
No Score Yet Sledge: The Story of Frank Sledge Actor 2004
No Score Yet Peaches Alan 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Elrond $364.1M 2003
35% The Matrix Revolutions Agent Smith $139.1M 2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded Agent Smith $281.6M 2003
No Score Yet After the Deluge Actor 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Elrond $339.8M 2002
No Score Yet Horseplay Narrator 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Elrond $314.1M 2001
48% Russian Doll Producer Harvey 2001
No Score Yet The Old Man Who Read Love Stories Ribicondo (Dentist) 2001
No Score Yet The Magic Pudding Bill Barnacle 2001
100% The Interview Eddie Rodney Fleming 2000
69% Bedrooms and Hallways Jeremy 1999
88% The Matrix Agent Smith 1999
No Score Yet Strange Planet Steven 1999
No Score Yet True Love and Chaos Morris 1997
97% Babe Rex 1995
95% The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Tick/Mitzi 1994
No Score Yet Exile Innes 1994
No Score Yet Frauds Jonathan Wheats 1993
No Score Yet Reckless Kelly John 1993
No Score Yet The Custodian Church 1993
94% Proof Martin 1991
No Score Yet Almost Jake 1990
No Score Yet The Right Hand Man Ned Devine 1987
No Score Yet For Love Alone Jonathan Crow 1986
No Score Yet City's Edge Andy White 1983

TV

Credit
90% Patrick Melrose
2018
David Melrose 2018
100% Rake (AU)
2010-2018
Prof. Graham Murray 2011

QUOTES FROM Hugo Weaving CHARACTERS

V says: The past can't hurt you anymore, unless you let it

V says: The past can't hurt you anymore, unless you let it.

V says: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.

V says: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.

V says: A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having.

Beth Wheats says: Whether it's playing with toy soldiers or ripping off insurance companies, it's all just a game.

Jonathan Wheats says: Yes, but it's his game, and we're losing.

Evey says: Are you like a crazy person?

V says: I am quite sure they will say so.

Red Skull says: You could have the power of the gods! Yet you wear a flag on your chest and think you fight a battle of nations! I have seen the future, Captain! There are no flags!

Captain America/Steve Rogers says: Not my future!

Haskell Moore says: No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.

Adam Ewing says: What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?

Dylan says: Autobots! They're alive! They're here, they're alive!

Megatron says: Decepticons, defend the pillar! Raise the bridges! Find them!

Starscream says: I live to serve you, Lord Megatron.

Megatron says: Where is the Cube?

Starscream says: The humans have taken it.

Megatron says: You fail me yet again, Starscream. Get them!

Starscream says: Master, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the soldiers brought the body of Prime!

Megatron says: The boy must have the Matrix. He can not let him reach Optimus! (Starscream flies away.) Decepticons, begin our assault!

Megatron says: The boy must have the Matrix. He can not let him reach Optimus! Decepticons, begin our assault!

Carly Miller says: Your Decepticons finally conquering this planet, and yet their leader won't be you!

Carly Miller says: Your Decepticons finally conquering this planet and yet their leader won't be you!

Megatron says: It will be me! It will always be me!

Carly Miller says: Any minute now, you'll be nothing, but Sentinel's bitch.

Agent Smith says: That went as expected.

Agent Smith says: Yes.

Agent Smith says: It's happening exactly as before.

Agent Smith says: Well, not exactly.

Agent Smith says: We're not here because we're free, we're here because we are not free.

Agent Smith says: And now here I stand because of you Mr. Anderson, because of you. I'm no longer an agent of this system, because of you. I've changed. I'm unplugged. A new man, sort to speak, like you, apparently free.

Neo says: Congratulations.

Agent Smith says: Thank you.

Agent Smith says: We are here because of you, Mr. Anderson. We are to take from you what you tried to take from us.....Purpose!

Agent Smith says: We are here because of you, Mr. Anderson. We are to take from you what you tried to take from us. Purpose!

Agent Smith says: I'm sorry. This is a dead end.

Neo says: What do you want, Smith?

Agent Smith says: Oh, you haven't you figured that out? still using all the muscles except the one that matters. I want exactly what you want, I want everything.

Morpheus says: would that include a bullet from this gun?

Agent Smith says: Go ahead, Shoot. The best thing about being me, is there so many mes!

Agent Thompson says: You.

Agent Smith says: Me. Me, me, me.

Agent Smith says: Me, too.

The Oracle says: What did you with Sati?

Agent Smith says: Cookies needs love like everything does.

The Oracle says: You are a bastard.

Agent Smith says: You would know, Mom.

Sati says: The Oracle told me about you.

Agent Smith says: Really? What did she said about me?

Sati says: That you are a bad man.

Agent Smith says: Oh, I'm not so bad, once you get to know me.

Agent Smith says: Well, well, it's been a long time. I remember chasing you is like chasing a ghost.

Seraph says: I have beaten you before.

The Merovingian says: Yes, true, but as you can see, things are a little different now.

Haskell Moore says: There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well.

V says: A man after my own heart.

V says: There are no coincidences, only the illusion of coincidences

V says: There are no coincidences, only the illusion of coincidences.

Old Georgie says: The weak are meat and the strong do eat!

Doctor says: You've been blind since birth. So what were you doing driving a car?

Martin says: I forgot

Agent Smith says: I'm going to be honest with you [takes off glasses and ear-piece]. I hate this place, this zoo, this prison, this reality, whatever you want to call it. I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink, and every time I do I fear that I have somehow been infected by it. It's repulsive! Isn't it? [violently grabs Morpheus's head] I must get out of here. I must get free, and in this mind is the key, my key!

Agent Smith says: In one life you're Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number; you pay your taxes; and you (dramatic pause) help your landlady carry out her garbage.

Agent Smith says: In one life you're Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, you pay your taxes, and you (dramatic pause) help your landlady carry out her garbage.

Jack says: There's an emptiness in me. There always has been and I think that the only thing that could fill it its her--is my mother.

Elrond says: There are some who would not deem it wise.

V says: People should not be afraid of their goverment,goverment should be afraid of their people

V says: People should not be afraid of their government, government should be afraid of their people.

Elrond says: So this is your purpose; to enter the mountain.

Thorin Oakenshield says: What of it?

Elrond says: There are some who would not deem it wise.

Elrond says: "So that is your purpose? To enter the Mountain?

Elrond says: So that is your purpose? To enter the Mountain?

Thorin Oakenshield says: "What of it?"

Thorin Oakenshield says: What of it?

Elrond says: "There are some who would not deem it wise.."

Elrond says: There are some who would not deem it wise..

V says: The only verdict is vengeance a vendetta

V says: The only verdict is vengeance a vendetta.

V says: People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

Agent Smith says: Mr. Anderson! Surprised to me?

Agent Smith says: Can you feel it, Mr. Anderson? Closing in on you? Oh I can, I really should thank you after all. It was, after all, it was your life that taught me the purpose of all life. The purpose of life is to end.

Delia Surridge says: Is it meaningless to apologize?

V says: Never.

Delia Surridge says: I'm so sorry.

Megatron says: Humans don't deserve to live.

Optimus Prime says: They deserve to choose for themselves!

Megatron says: Then you will die WITH THEM!

V says: There is no certainty, only opportunity.

V says: People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

Elrond says: I give hope to men.

Aragorn says: I keep none for myself.

V says: V: Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.

Megatron says: My master, I failed you on Earth. The Allspark is destroyed and without it, our race will perish.

The Fallen says: Oh, you much have much to learn, my disciple. The Cube was merely a vessel. Its power, its knowledge, can never be destroyed. It can only transform.

V says: "There is no certainty, only opportunity."

V says: There is no certainty, only opportunity.

V says: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh Mr Creedy. Beneath this mask there is an idea. And ideas are bulletproof.

Starscream says: Not to call you a coward, master, but sometimes, cowards do survive...

Megatron says: This isn't over.

Johann Schmidt/Red Skull says: Arrogance may not be a uniquely American trait, but I must say, you do it better than anyone. But there are limits to what even you can do, Captain, or did Erskine tell you otherwise?

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: He told me you were insane.

Johann Schmidt/Red Skull says: Ah. He resented my genius and tried to deny me what was rightfully mine, but he gave you everything. So, what made you so special?

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.

Grimble says: You'll have to fly a long way to get to the guardians.

Agent Smith says: You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That's the sound of inevitability, that's the sound of your death, goodbye, Mr. Anderson.

Neo says: My name.........Is Neo!

Neo says: My name... Is Neo!

Agent Smith says: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

V says: A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. Alone, a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world.

V says: It is to Madame Justice that I dedicate this concerto, in honor of the holiday that she seems to have taken from these parts, and in recognition of the impostor that stands in her stead.

V says: I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke.

Agent Smith says: Get away from me!

Neo says: What are you afraid of?

Agent Smith says: It's a trick!

Neo says: You were right, Smith. You're always right. It was inevitable.

Agent Smith says: Mr. Anderson, welcome back, we've missed you. You like what I've done with the place?

Neo says: It ends tonight.

Agent Smith says: I know it does, I've seen it. That's why the rest of me is just going to enjoy the show, because they only know that I'm the one that beats you.

Johann Schmidt/Red Skull says: What makes you so special?

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: *smirks* Nothing. I'm just a kid from brooklyn.

Megatron says: Here we are, fight us now.

V says: People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

V says: A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. Alone, a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world.

V says: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. [carves "V" into poster on wall] The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

V says: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. [carves 'V' into poster on wall] The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

V says: People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

Agent Smith says: We're willing to wipe the slate clean and give you a fresh start. All that we're asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice.

Neo says: Yeah. Wow, that sounds like a really good deal. But I think I've got a better one. How about I give you the finger (raises his middle finger) and you give me my phone call?

Neo says: Yeah. Wow, that sounds like a really good deal. But I think I've got a better one. How about I give you the finger [raises his middle finger] and you give me my phone call?

Agent Smith says: Human beings are a disease, cancer of this planet.

Optimus Prime says: Megatron!

Megatron says: Priiiiime!

Creedy says: Die! Die! Why won't you die?

V says: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh Mr Creedy.

V says: Beneath this mask there is an idea. And ideas are bulletproof.

Agent Smith says: Wait. I've seen this. I stand here, right here, and I'm supposed to say something. I say, "Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo."

Agent Smith says: Wait. I've seen this. I stand here, right here, and I'm supposed to say something. I say, Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.

Agent Smith says: This is my world! My world!

Agent Smith says: Mr. Anderson. Welcome back, we missed you.

Agent Smith says: If you can't beat us...

Agent Smith says: If you can't beat us... join us.

Agent Smith says: ...join us.

Agent Smith says: [to Neo] Still using all the muscles except the one that matters?

Bane says: Oh God.

Agent Smith says: Smith will suffice.

Agent Smith says: You're empty.

Neo says: So are you.

Megatron says: We need a truce. All I wanted was to be the man in charge. Besides, who would you be without me, Prime?

Optimus Prime says: Time to find out!

Megatron says: (shoots Sentinel) This is my planet!

Megatron says: [shoots Sentinel] This is my planet!

Megatron says: Begone, incept operative. You're work is done.

Dylan says: (bows) Your excellency. (to Carly) He's such a dick.

Dylan says: [bows] Your excellency. [to Carly] He's such a dick.

Starscream says: Ah, my master! Such a brilliant scheme! So, when Sentinel left Cybertron, it was to defect?

Megatron says: He was meant to rendezvous with me here on earth before fate waylaid us both. The only way to revive him, we needed Prime and his Matrix.

Starscream says: Excellent strategy.

Megatron says: (destroys statue of Abraham Lincoln)

Megatron says: [destroys statue of Abraham Lincoln]

Soundwave says: Soundwave reporting, Lord Megatron.

Megatron says: And what news from your little assasin?

Laserbeak says: Autobots have taken the bait. They've discovered the Ark and returned with it's cargo.

Megatron says: You did me great honor tracking that ship to the moon. Your human collaborators have served their purpose, Soundwave. It's time to eliminate loose ends.

Soundwave says: Laserbeak, kill them all.

Laserbeak says: With pleasure.

Megatron says: All hail Megatron!

Starscream says: Oh, my poor master, how it pains me to see you so wounded, so weak.

Megatron says: Spare me, you gaseous sycophant! You know what you were told, which is nothing.

Captain America/Steve Rogers says: I can do this all day.

Red Skull says: So can I, but unfortunately I have a tight schedule.

Red Skull says: What makes you so special?

Captain America/Steve Rogers says: Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.

HYDRA Lieutenant says: I am sorry Herr Skull, we fought to the last man.

Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull says: Evidently NOT! *shoots*

Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull says: I have seen the future Captain! There are no flags!

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: Not in my future!

V says: Remember remember the fifth of November/The Gunpowder Treason and plot....I see of no reason that the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.

V says: Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.

Megatron says: Give me the cube, and I will let you to live as my pet!

Sam Witwicky says: I'm never giving you this cube!

Megatron says: Oh, so unwise!

Starscream says: (to Megatron) Not to call you a coward, but sometimes cowards do survive.

Starscream says: [to Megatron] Not to call you a coward, but sometimes cowards do survive.

Megatron says: This isn't over!

Agent Smith says: No lieutenant, your men are already dead.

V says: "The building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. Alone a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world."

V says: The building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. Alone a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world.

Agent Smith says: You hear that Mr. Anderson?... That is the sound of inevitability... It is the sound of your death... Goodbye, Mr. Anderson...

Neo says: My name... is Neo.

Optimus Prime says: It's you and me Megatron.

Megatron says: No it's just me, Prime!

Optimus Prime says: At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall.

Agent Smith says: Without purpose, we would not exist. It is purpose that created us. Purpose that connects us. Purpose that pulls us. That guides us. That drives us. It is purpose that defines us. Purpose that binds us. We are here because of you, Mr Anderson. We're here to take from you what you tried to take from us. Purpose.

V says: What was done to me created me. It's a basic principle of the universe that every action causes an equal and opposing reaction.

Evey says: Is that really how you look at it? Like an equation...?

V says: What was done to me was monstrous!

Evey says: And it created a monster...

V says: Would you... dance with me?

Evey says: Now? On the eve of your revolution?

V says: A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having!

Elrond says: Nine companions. So be it. You shall be the fellowship of the ring.

Pippin says: Great! Where are we going?

V says: People shouldn't be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

Agent Smith says: Good bye, Mr. Anderson.

Agent Smith says: I like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I try to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively creates a natural equilibrium with it's surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and we are the cure.

Agent Smith says: I'm gonna enjoy killing you.

V says: ... But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona. Voila! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified!!!! and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition! The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V. HA!!!!