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Hugo Weaving

Hugo Weaving

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Hugo Wallace Weaving

Birth Date :

April 04, 1960

Birth Place :

Austin, Nigeria

Claim to fame :

As Agent Smith in "The Matrix" trilogy

Biography


Hugely successful but keeping it low was what the good-natured Hugo Weaving applying in his career philosophy. The Australian actor didn't simply come up that way but the lesson that he learnt since childhood had made him genuinely refined and poised. Being born to the couple Wallace Weaving and Anne Weaving on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, West Africa had made him appreciate the virtue of thrift and solidarity while his stay with his family in Great Britain and Australia had provided him good education. The sign of his ingenuity was first visible in his teen when he attended Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School in Bristol which was in fact one of the best academic schools in Britain. When most of the pupils there graduated with flying colors, Weaving did so by scoring distinctive As in his theater and history 'O-level'. The admiring effort didn't stop there as he felt the need of more knowledge and decidedly entered Sydney's Knox Grammar School. As his interest in theatrical production was bubbling, he beat hundreds of applicants to enroll in the famous National Institute of Dramatic Art, Kensington, Australia. Graduated in 1981 with excellent grades he confidently taking a step at a time to walk through the path to Hollywood.

Staying true to his country first, the blue-eyed actor appeared in an Australian production that portrayed the life of Australia's natives, the Aborigines. Although having low quality of picture due to the minimum budget, the movie "The City's Edge" (1983) was considered brave because it was indeed the first movie that clearly pictured the plight of the Aborigines under the Western force. Portraying a young white boy named Andy White, Weaving had imprinted a good starter kick enough to deliver him to the next enrollment in "For Love Alone" (1986), an urban romance taking set in the 1930s Australia. Then working under several other Australian productions like "Melba" (1987) and "The Right Hand Man" (1987), he tried his luck joining ABC for TV movie "Dadah Is Death" (1988) where he played opposite Sarah Jessica Parker. After that he was involved in an Australian mini series titled "Bangkok Hilton" (1989) which was claimed to be the best Australian production ever. In the series, he would be the lawyer of the main character, Katrina Stanton which was played by fellow rising Australian actress, Nicole Kidman. No matter how pleasant it felt to add such a good movie record to his list, he was most happy about the birth of his first child with partner Katrina Greenwood whom he has been together with since 1984. The baby boy who was born in 1989 was named Harry and later on the couple would have a daughter named Holly in 1993.

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Michael Fassbender, Adam Driver and Hugo Weaving Join 'Star Wars Episode 7' Casting

January 13, 2014 02:50:25 GMT

After "" actor was reported having a meeting with J.J. Abrams about a role in "Star Wars Episode 7", now three more actors are added to the casting mix. , and are among the new candidates.
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'Project Runway' Crowns Season 10 Winner

October 19, 2012 05:12:48 GMT

It was down to four designers in the "" season 10 finale which saw the remaining contestants took part in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Fabio Costa, Melissa Fleis, Christopher Palu and Dmitry Sholokov were the ones vying for the winning title and the grand prize, but only one of them would be declared the victor.
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Michael Bay 'Sick' Over Hugo Weaving's Cynical Comment on 'Transformers'

October 19, 2012 05:00:41 GMT

It didn't take too long for Michael Bay to fire back at 's recent cynical comment on his work in the "" film series. Calling his stint as the voicer of Megatron "meaningless", Weaving also claimed that he's never even met Bay when working for the autobot war movie franchise. Responding to the comment, Bay stated that he actually got "sick" by the actor.
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Rupert Sanders Secures 'The Juliet' as Next Project Post-'Snow White'

October 16, 2012 04:39:25 GMT

Hot on heels of his rumored negotiations with Universal Pictures to direct in "", Rupert Sanders comes out with another news that he has landed a new directing job at Sony Pictures and New Regency. Deadline reports that the "" helmer will next shepherd a sci-fier called "".
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Scarlett Johansson Splits From Boyfriend Nate Naylor

October 16, 2012 04:21:26 GMT

and her boyfriend, Nate Naylor, reportedly call it quits after dating for about a year. "She broke up with him last week," a source tells PEOPLE. "He's pretty upset but the writing was on the wall. A lot of people were surprised it lasted this long."
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Hugo Weaving Doesn't Want to Return as Red Skull in 'Captain America 2'

October 16, 2012 04:04:44 GMT

Speculations that Red Skull may appear in "" will not come true after all. , the actor who played the HYDRA leader in "", claims that his character will likely not be involved in the sequel and that he is not keen on reprising the supervillain role.
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'Tron Legacy' Seven-Minute Clip Emerges in Bootleg Version

July 26, 2010 09:18:25 GMT

The attendees of "" panel at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 22 were treated with a long clip in addition to a new trailer. A fan apparently taped the clip while it was screened during the presentation and has shared the bootleg version via internet.
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Official Cover Art and Tracklisting for Usher's 'Versus'

July 26, 2010 08:42:07 GMT

A month before "" is released, unleashes official cover art and tracklisting. The artwork features a side-look at him wearing sunglasses, and the tracklisting reveals nine songs, including a remixed version of 's "Somebody to Love".
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Man Stabbed in the Eye With Pen at Comic-Con

July 26, 2010 08:30:49 GMT

Beside all the great news, trailers and panel discussions at Comic-Con, the big event also brought a disturbing incident. On Saturday night, July 24 at around 4:00 P.M., a man in his 20s was rushed to hospital after around his eye socket was stabbed with a pen by another man, who is also in his mid 20.
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Comic Con 2010: Marvel Presents 'Avengers' Cast, 'Captain America' and 'Thor' Footage

July 26, 2010 08:13:30 GMT

Marvel Studios brought more than it was expected at San Diego Comic Con 2010. Scheduled to present "" and "" on their Saturday, July 24 panel, the studio also unveiled and brought the major cast for "".
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Video Premiere: Wynter Gordon's 'Dirty Talk'

July 20, 2010 03:51:51 GMT

is going to an imaginary world in a music video supporting her debut single "Dirty Talk". From a high school nerd, she is transformed into a beautiful girl. "A little magic, a little fairytale and nature that's the dirty talk video .. What an amazing experience (and long)," she wrote on Twitter.
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Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans to Attend Marvel Movie Signings at Comic Con

July 20, 2010 03:19:35 GMT

Marvel Studios has announced that they are going to hold signings for two of their upcoming big movies, "" and "", at San Diego Comic Con 2010. The signing will take place at the Marvel Booth (#2329) on Saturday, July 24 starting at 11:15 A.M.
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Aaron Kelly Axed, 'American Idol' Reveals Top 4

May 06, 2010 02:22:04 GMT

The first announced to be safe on "" result night was Lee Dwyze who was later joined in respective order by Crystal Bowersox and Casey James. This left Michael Lynche and Aaron Kelly in the bottom two. The former was hailed for his rendition of 's "The Way You Look Tonight", and many agreed with the judges. Aaron was sent home.
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A Look at Ferris Aircraft in 'Green Lantern' Found

May 05, 2010 09:52:39 GMT

Another picture from the set of "" has emerged. The latest photo from the movie which is still in production reveals Ferris Aircraft. The headquarters building is set at New Orleans' Lakefront Airport and "designed directly over the airport's working terminal."
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Confirmed: Patrick Dempsey to 'Transformers 3', Hugo Weaving to 'Captain America'

May 05, 2010 09:36:39 GMT

hinted earlier this week that he's taking a role in "Transformers 3" while months before 's name has been attached to "". No more guessing as the two big casting news have just been confirmed by their respective studios.
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'Grey's Anatomy' 6.18 Preview: Suicide Is Painless

March 12, 2010 07:50:55 GMT

Dr. Owen Hunt's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is back in the next episode of "". The PTSD has ended up with him unconsciously choking Cristina last season, and this time it looks like he's taking it on ex-lover Teddy.
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Hugo Weaving Could Be 'Captain America' Villain

March 12, 2010 07:39:02 GMT

For weeks, there were wide rumors about who will land the coveted role of Captain America in "The First Avenger: Captain America". Now, finally there are talks about who will portray his nemesis in the upcoming film and comes out as the possible depicter.
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Preview of 'Lost' 6.04: The Substitute

February 10, 2010 07:42:19 GMT

"" gave a brief preview of next week's episode "The Substitute", emphasizing on the return of Locke. There is hardly any new footage which have not been included in the season's promo other than Locke appearing before Sawyer and promising to tell him everything he knows. The episode airs on Tuesday, February 16.
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'American Idol' Hollywood Round Part 1

February 10, 2010 06:53:51 GMT

A total of 95 people successfully went through in the first Hollywood Round on "". On Tuesday, February 9 night made her debut selecting those whom Simon Cowell, , and celebrity guest judges gave a second chance at the audition tour.
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'The Wolfman' Attacks Los Angeles for Premiere

February 10, 2010 06:50:33 GMT

On Tuesday, February 9, ArcLight Cinemas in California was packed with the cast and crew of "". The film, which is scheduled to open wide in U.S. theaters on February 12, rolled out red carpet in front of the building where the movie held its Los Angeles premiere.
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