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HUGO WEAVING (Haskell Moore, Tadeusz Kesselring, Bill Smoke, Nurse Noakes, Boardman Mephi, Old Georgie) is widely known for his role as Agent Smith in the Wachowskis' highly acclaimed Matrix trilogy, for his starring role in "V for Vendetta," and as Elrond in the award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. He recently reprised the role of Elrond in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," in theatres in December. The film is the first of three movies Jackson will direct based on the book The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

He previously starred as Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull in Joe Johnston's "Captain America" and in Johnston's "The Wolfman," and "The Keyman." Weaving's numerous credits in voice work include the characters of Megatron in Michael Bay's blockbuster "Transformers" and its sequels, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"; as well as Noctus/Grimble in Zack Snyder's "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole"; Noah the Elder in George Miller's award winning "Happy Feet," and "Happy Feet Two"; and Rex the Sheepdog in "Babe" and its sequel, "Babe: Pig in the City."

Weaving is the recipient of four Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, receiving the first in 1991 for Best Actor 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 the role of Mitzi Del Bra in Stephan Elliott's "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."

Weaving won his second AFI Award for Best Actor 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 World Film Festival in Montreal. In 2005, his role in the critically acclaimed "Little Fish," opposite Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, earned Weaving his third AFI Award for Best Actor. In 2012, he was honored with his fourth AFI Award, for Best Supporting actor, for his role in "Oranges and Sunshine," opposite Emma Watson and David Wenham, which also received the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Weaving's extensive stage credits include roles in the Sydney Theatre Company's "Uncle Vanya," opposite Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh; "Hedda Gabler," opposite Cate Blanchett; "Riflemind," directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman; and numerous productions with Sydney's acclaimed Belvoir St Theatre, including "The Alchemist" and "The Popular Mechanicals," with Geoffrey Rush.


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