Talk:Hugo Weaving

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Dora the Explorer?[edit]

I'm pretty sure that Hugo Weaving does NOT provide any voices in Dora the Explorer. A quick search on Google offers no clues, so I can't find a citation. Basically, I think this warrants deletion. --Swotboy2000 00:55, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

My Nigerian Brother, Hugo Weaving :)[edit]

As the creator of the "People of Nigerian heritage" page, I didn't exactly have someone like Hugo Weaving in mind when I did! However, Nigerians in general are a very friendly and accommodating people...and after all, Hugo was born in Nigeria, so...welcome, my Nigerian brother! :) :) :) -- Jalabi99 09:16, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

I still don't class him as being of Nigerian heritage, that very specifically refers to a native Nigerian blood line. Then again, somebody added Eddie Murphy to alist of Irish-Americans.... --MartinUK 17:53, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

you could actually argue he is english or british. since his parents were both english and he was born in nigeria (which had, at the time of his birth, not gained its independence from britain)86.135.164.200 19:26, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

The Bali Project[edit]

i don't see any movie information about the bali project starring hugo weaving in imdb. is this a correct information? HoneyBee 04:47, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Bali Bali Bali[edit]

We need to figure out a new way to put: "As of October 2005 he is currently in Bali filming The Bali Project which is a movie about the 2002 Bali Bombing." It has Bali in it way too many times.--Roosmacfan 02:08, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Clearer Smith Picture?[edit]

I'm as big a fan of the rain scene as the next person, but should there perhaps be a clearer picture of Agent Smith, without blurry raindrops? 67.142.130.32 06:22, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I really think that this page should have a picture of Hugo Weaving himself on it! --P-Chan 22:10, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
I agree with you that this article needs a picture of Hugo himself. While the current image is great, I believe that it would be more fitting on the "Agent Smith" page. (That's my 2 cents worth anyway.) | ProfPano 15:23, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Could someone change the picture of Hugo Weaving to a new one? The one being used right now is cropped poorly and doesn't exactly flatter Mr. Weaving very well. Djseifer 23:46, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I wish someone would change that picture, I have a better one in mind, and it's from the same premiere, I just don't know how to contact someone to change it, so if you can change it feel free to email me at vendetta_in_the_matrix@yahoo.com and I'll show you the picture I have in mind. Phvan4ever 21:57 2, April 2007 (UTC)


OK, an interview with Weaving from the Sydney Morning Herald, published April 3rd 2006, states the TV mini-series (not actually a film) about the Bali bombing was delayed when the Indonesian Government permits were revoked in October 2005, just before shooting was due to start. The project may yet go ahead, but I have removed the reference because its incorrect.

V for Vendetta[edit]

Should it be noted that although Weaving was the main character in V for Vendetta, that his face is never actually seen throughout the entire film? Surely that has to be extremely rare for a recognizable actor to be in a film and never be seen. Look at Darth Vader for instance - he was in all three of the original Star Wars films, but nobody even knew the actor who portrayed him. People know James Earl Jones was the voice, but the actual actor is unrecognizable to anyone other than a huge fan of the films.

Not at all. Most people in the UK over the age of 35 are familiar with Dave Prowse through his Green Cross Code Man character. We may not see his face or hear his voice in the Star Wars films but we certainly know who he is what he looks like and what he sounds like even if we aren't particularly fond of Star Wars. -- Derek Ross | Talk 00:21, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
No way, the first anonymous person was right. He's best known as Agent Smith and Elrond, not the others 91.104.84.100 (talk) 21:19, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Non-encyclopedic Opinion-piece[edit]

[quote] "The international press likes to state that they are married to keep up an image of propriety" [unquote]

This is a speculative opinion which feels like a very partial view. It's certainly not encyclopedic. Therefore, I have deleted it.

On the one hand, we don't know what the international press "likes" or does not "like" to do (not least of which, because the "International Press" is not a single being). On the other hand, unless we can provide references to support the claim that journalists "state that they are married to keep up an image of propriety", this too warrants deletion.

(I won't mention the obvious fact that the Press in general has no issues with "propriety" and doesn't usually lie to make facts more acceptable to conservative members of society. By this line of reasoning dictated by propriety, Prince William doesn't live with his girlfriend, Tom-and-Cate didn't have Suri out of wedlock, and Brad and Anjelina were married by the Pope...)

Nigeria? or Australia?[edit]

Why does the article state at the top that he was born in Nigeria but states under "Biography" that he was "born in Australia?" Get the right info and change it...

Change the picture[edit]

Can we get a real photo of him, preferably a picture not taken from a movie? Even him off camera on set, like behind the scenes would be better JayKeaton 16:15, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

First choice for Vendetta? Who was the actual first choice of actor to play V? Your link to Purejoy has contradicting information than what you say here. I agree with others -- better picture needed. ___ Has anyone noticed that he first recieves international attention twice?

Infobox[edit]

Just added actor infobox, help with stuff there please. -- Walter Humala - Emperor of West WikipediaCrystal Clear app korganizer.png|wanna Talk? 05:17, 18 December 2006 (UTC

You should remove Frodo, Kevin and Mumble as notables roles. - Jane-2118 December 2006
I removed Frodo Baggins, Kevin and Mumble from Infobox. - Jane-2118 December 2006

Hugo Weaving's Birth year is listed as 1981, his first appearance is listed as 1980 and i don't think he could have played the role of Jardine at age 3 (1984). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sachin27 (talkcontribs). 15:29, 18 December 2006

Yes, that does seem unlikely. :) I fixed it. Garion96 (talk) 21:19, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Elrond11.jpg[edit]

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Music video appearance?[edit]

I seem to remember seeing Weaving in a music video a few years back. He was much, much younger (I think the video was from the early 80s). It sounds weird to say it, but in the video he was like a were-tranny, slowly being transformed from a man into a woman. I cannot for the life of me remember what song the video was for. Has anyone else seen this? Or was it actually Weaving? It could have been someone who just looks like him (although...what are the odds of that?). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.67.93.133 (talk) 15:16, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Filmography[edit]

Why does the filmography show up in the external links section? the code appears to be inputted correctly, but for some reason the filmography section is blank, while the data shows up in the external links section (where the source data is not)? i can't be the only one having this problem, can i? Thanks. Srwm4 (talk) 04:29, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Because a vandal removed a section of the code. I have restored it. --DFS454 (talk) 10:28, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Wacky claim needs citation[edit]

If this recent add to the "Personal Life" section wasn't just plain site vandalism, then it really needs a citation, because it's wackadoo:

"Since reading the script for The Matrix, he has believed the story to be true and has advocated that the government disclose all pertaining information to the public."

I have reverted the article since it appears all the other Wiki "contributions" by the editor who added this line were acts of site vandalism.

67.160.167.74 (talk) 00:34, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Transformers 3[edit]

Does anybody know where the information is, that Hugo Weaving is actually voicing Megatron in Transformers 3?. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.86.42.16 (talk) 15:55, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


Nigerian categories[edit]

I noticed that Hugo is included in a bunch of "Australian" and "British" categories. What about Nigerian categories? being the fact he was born in Nigeria, shouldn't he also be included in categories such a Famous Nigerians, and People born in Nigeria, or List of Nigerians? Thanks --Camilo Sanchez (talk) 23:22, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

There are no "People born in X" categories at all and since Weaving was born a few months prior to Nigeria's official independency he's also not very likely to hold Nigerian citizenship. Not to mention that he's only lived there for the first six months of his life. And so it would also be relevant to know if he himself identifies as Nigerian. We've had a similar discussion about Viggo Mortensen, namely whether he holds dual American/Danish citizenship and eventually proof was found for that. But in Hugo's case I think Nigeria doesn't matter. De728631 (talk) 17:34, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
My 2 cents: listing him as an emigrant to the UK is analagous to listing John McCain as an emigrant to America. Nonsense. There's also a problem simultaneously listing him as an English emigrant (to Australia) and as a Nigerian emigrant (to the UK). — Brianhe (talk) 06:19, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

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Add Black 47 to 2018 in film Wikipedia Article[edit]

I would be grateful if someone can add Black 47 which stars Hugo Weaving to the 2018 in Film Wikipedia article. I had made a semi edit request on the talk page but there still has been no response to it. You can find the request and the details here — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.0.113.197 (talk) 15:58, 17 August 2018 (UTC)