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Hugo Weaving

Highest Rated:   100% Ship Of Theseus (2012)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
  • Actor
2017
86% Hacksaw Ridge
  • Tom Doss
$67.2M 2016
55% The Dressmaker
  • Sergeant Farrat
$2.1M 2016
74% Jasper Jones
  • Actor
2016
40% 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
73% Healing
  • Actor
2014
91% Mystery Road
  • Johnno
2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Elrond
$303.1M 2012
66% Cloud Atlas
  • Haskell Moore/Tadeusz Kesselring/Bill Smoke/Nurse Noakes/Boa
$22.1M 2012
93% Last Ride
  • Kev
$6k 2012
100% Ship Of Theseus
  • Producer
2012
46% Happy Feet Two
  • Noah the Elder
$64M 2011
71% Oranges And Sunshine
  • Jack
$2.1M 2011
80% Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Johann Schmidt/Red Skull
$176.7M 2011
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Megatron
$352.4M 2011
50% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
  • Noctus/Grimble
$54.5M 2010
34% The Wolfman
  • Aberline
$62M 2010
19% 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
57% Transformers
  • Megatron
$319.1M 2007
No Score Yet The Key Man
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet In the Company of Actors
  • Actor
2007
75% Happy Feet
  • Noah the Elder
$197.8M 2006
73% V for Vendetta
  • V
$70.5M 2006
89% 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
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Elrond
$364.1M 2003
36% 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
96% 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
87% 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
93% 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

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