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Hugo Weaving

Australian actor Hugo Weaving has starred in two of the biggest trilogies in film history—playing elf leader Elrond in The Lord of the Rings films and Agent Smith in The Matrix films.

Weaving is the recipient of three AFI (Australian Film Institute) Best Actor Awards, having received the first in 1991 for his portrayal of a blind photographer in Jocelyn Moorhouse's breakthrough feature, Proof. He received a nomination in the same category in 1994 for his role as drag queen Mitzi Del Bra in Stephan Elliott's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Weaving won the award for the second time in 1998 for his role in The Interview, written and directed by Craig Monahan, for which he also received the 1998 Best Actor Award at the Montréal World Film Festival. In 2005, he starred in the critically acclaimed Little Fish, opposite Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, for which he won his third AFI Award for Best Actor and the Inside Film (IF) Award for Best Actor.

Weaving's other film credits include the The Tender Hook, Transformers, Last Ride, V for Vendetta, Happy Feet, Peaches, Russian Doll, The Magic Pudding, Strange Planet, Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, True Love and Chaos and Exile. His foreign credits include Rolf de Heer's The Old Man Who Read Love Stories and the British romp Bedrooms and Hallways.

Weaving also has a wealth of experience on stage. In 2006, he appeared on stage with Cate Blanchett in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Hedda Gabler at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2007, he appeared in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Riflemind, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and, in 2009, Weaving appeared in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of God of Carnage.

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Hugo Weaving Facts

Birth Name Hugo Wallace Weaving
BirthdayApril 4, 1960 (62)
BirthplaceAustin, Nigeria
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Hugo Weaving compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Dressmaker
Hacksaw Ridge
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Oranges and Sunshine
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
Captain America: The First Avenger
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Matrix
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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