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Marius Weyers is a Actor Sud africain born on 3 february 1945 at Johannesburg (South africa)

Marius Weyers

Marius Weyers
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Nationality South africa
Birth 3 february 1945 (74 years) at Johannesburg (South africa)
Awards Paljas

Marius Weyers (né le 3 février 1945 à Johannesburg) est un comédien sud-africain plus particulièrement connu pour son rôle d'Andrew Steyn dans les dieux sont tombés sur la tête.

Biography

Originaire d'une famille afrikaner, Weyers a grandi dans un milieu modeste de la région de Pretoria.

Il suit des cours de théâtre à l'âge de 19 ans, fréquente des milieux intellectuels anglophones et signe une pétition en faveur d'Athol Fugard. Devenu critique de la politique d'apartheid, il ne fait pas de militantisme politique et poursuit une carrière théâtrale et cinématographique, commencé durant son service militaire.

Suite au succès du film les dieux sont tombés sur la tête de Jamie Uys (1980), il entame une carrière internationale, tournant à Hollywood dans des films généralement centrés sur l'Afrique du Sud.

En 2011, il retrouve la comédienne Sandra Prinsloo dans la série Hartland dans laquelle il joue le rôle de Jan Cilliers.

Best films

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
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Filmography of Marius Weyers (17 films)

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Actor

Blood Diamond, 2h22
Directed by Edward Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Arnold Vosloo, David Harewood, Michael Sheen
Roles Van De Kaap
Rating79% 3.997933.997933.997933.997933.99793
It is 1999 and Sierra Leone is ravaged by major political unrest. Rebel factions such as the Revolutionary United Front frequently terrorize the countryside, intimidating Mende locals and enslaving many to harvest diamonds, which fund their increasingly successful war effort. One such unfortunate is fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) from Shenge, who has been assigned to a workforce overseen by Captain Poison (David Harewood), a ruthless warlord.
Catch a Fire, 1h41
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Henna, Marius Weyers, Terry Pheto, Brandon Auret
Roles the Field Commander
Rating66% 3.349353.349353.349353.349353.34935
The film begins in "Northern Coalfields, South Africa, 1980". It revolves around Patrick Chamusso, a young, apolitical man (played by Derek Luke) who is accused of carrying out an attack against the government, and an Afrikaner police officer, Nic Vos, played by Tim Robbins. Vos is in charge of locating the perpetrators of a recent bomb attack against the Secunda CTL synthetic fuel refinery, which is the largest coal liquefaction plant in the world.
The Triangle
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Davison, Sam Neill, Lisa Brenner
Roles Karl Sheedy
Rating65% 3.297083.297083.297083.297083.29708
Une équipe d'experts venus d'horizons différents est chargée par un richissime homme d'affaires de découvrir la vérité sur le triangle des Bermudes où ont disparu plusieurs de ses navires. Leur enquête les mènera à rencontrer des réalités alternatives perturbantes pour chacun d'entre eux.
Red Dust
Red Dust (2004)
, 1h50
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ian Roberts, Jamie Bartlett, Marius Weyers
Roles Ben Hoffman
Rating68% 3.4466853.4466853.4466853.4466853.446685
Sarah Barcant (Hilary Swank), a lawyer in New York City who grew up in South Africa, returns to her childhood dwelling place to intercede for Alex Mpondo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a Black South African politician who was tortured during apartheid. Under the Truth and Reconciliation terms, the whole truth must come out. As it is, under duress Mpodo had identified one of his underground comrades, Steve Sizela. But he also confirms that he kept a much more important secret – a buried list that names some new recruits. This is still where he left it, years ago.
Stander
Stander (2003)
, 1h56
Directed by Bronwen Hughes
Origin South africa
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Thomas Jane, Deborah Kara Unger, David O'Hara, Dexter Fletcher, Marius Weyers, Ron Smerczak
Roles General Stander
Rating71% 3.5973653.5973653.5973653.5973653.597365
Andre Stander is an officer with the South African Police, newly married with a reputation as the youngest captain on the force, he and his partner are assigned along with other officers to riot duty in the wake of the Soweto uprising. In the chaos of one of the riots in Tembisa, Stander shoots a young, unarmed protester, which deeply affects him and causes him to become disillusioned towards the Apartheid system. One day on his lunch break Stander decides to spontaneously walk in and rob a bank, he thoroughly enjoys the rush and decides to embark on a spree of robberies, even responding to one in official capacity as an officer. In the wake of these robberies, Cor Van Deventer, Stander's partner, leads a team assigned to take down the new bank robber. Eventually being able to see through Stander's disguises, Deventer's team finally makes the arrest, Andre Stander is stripped of his position and sentenced to 32 years in prison.
Paljas
Paljas (1998)
, 1h59
Actors Marius Weyers
Roles Hendrik MacDonald
Rating71% 3.577633.577633.577633.577633.57763
The film revolves around the lives of the rural McDonald family. The household of Hendrik McDonald, stationmaster of the Karoo town Toorwater, experience a number of unexpected situations when a traveling circus troupe leave behind a clown named Manuel. The intrigues of the story include the estranged relationship between Hendrik and his wife Katrien, due to her being admired by Frans Lombard. Meanwhile their daughter Emma is discontent with her suitor, Nollie Kemp, and Willem, the household's youngest, remains withdrawn and refuses to talk. The eccentric clown, Manuel, is kept secret by the youngest son, Willem. He is later discovered and attacked and shot by the townsmen despite that he had succeeded in convincing Willem to communicate and healed much of the family's pain through his caring and fun nature.
Bopha!
Bopha! (1993)
, 2h
Directed by Morgan Freeman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard, Marius Weyers, Maynard Eziashi, Malick Bowens
Roles Van Tonder
Rating64% 3.2480453.2480453.2480453.2480453.248045
The film opens with a black crowd burning alive a black police officer, from a nearby ghetto that they regard as a traitor. It then switches to the peaceful home of Micah Mangena, a black sergeant in the South African Police.
Friends
Friends (1993)
, 1h45
Directed by Elaine Proctor
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Kerry Fox, Marius Weyers
Roles Johan
Rating61% 3.0996453.0996453.0996453.0996453.099645
The Power of One, 2h7
Directed by John G. Avildsen
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Political films
Actors Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, John Gielgud, Morgan Freeman, Daniel Craig, Simon Fenton
Roles Prof. Daniel Marais
Rating72% 3.6008853.6008853.6008853.6008853.600885
Born in 1930 to a recently widowed Englishwoman on a homestead in rural Natal, little Peter Philip is schooled in the ways of England by his mother and the ways of Africa by a Zulu nanny (Nomadlozi Kubheka), whose son Tonderai is also his best friend. Their easy life is forever shattered, however, when the farm's cattle are claimed by rinderpest. PK's mother succumbs to a nervous breakdown, and he is sent away to a conservative Afrikaans boarding school while she recovers.
DeepStar Six, 1h39
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Natural horror films
Actors Greg Evigan, Taurean Blacque, Nancy Everhard, Cindy Pickett, Miguel Ferrer, Matt McCoy
Roles John Van Gelder
Rating52% 2.6010952.6010952.6010952.6010952.601095
DeepStar Six is a prototype deep-sea colony funded by the United States Navy with a collection of 11 military and civilian crew members in the last week of their six month tour. The brainchild of Dr. Van Gelder, the base is allowed to conduct its experiment on underwater colonization provided that he also oversee the installation of a nuclear missile storage platform nearby. Nearing the last days of his deadline, Van Gelder's plans are threatened when geologist Burciaga (Elya Baskin) discovers a massive cavern system at the installation site. Van Gelder orders the submarine crew to use depth charges to collapse the cavern, to the dismay of Dr. Scarpelli (Nia Peeples), who wants to preserve the cavern to study the potentially primordial ecosystem she suspects lies inside.
Farewell to the King, 1h52
Directed by John Milius
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae, Aki Aleong, James Fox, Marius Weyers
Roles Sgt. Conklin
Rating62% 3.147623.147623.147623.147623.14762
During World War II, American deserter Learoyd escapes a Japanese firing squad. Hiding himself in the wilds of Borneo, Learoyd is adopted by a head-hunting tribe of Dayaks, who consider him "divine" because of his blue eyes. Before long, Learoyd is the reigning king of the Dayaks. When British soldiers approach him to rejoin the war against the Japanese, Learoyd resists. When his own tribe is threatened by the invaders, the "king" deigns to fight for their rights.
Happy Together, 1h42
Directed by Mel Damski
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Patrick Dempsey, Helen Slater, Dan Schneider, Marius Weyers, Barbara Babcock, Steve Buscemi
Roles Denny Dollenbacher
Rating60% 3.0484153.0484153.0484153.0484153.048415
Christopher (Dempsey) is a very serious minded young man. Enrolling into college as a freshman he finds his roommate is someone named Alex. Alex (Slater), however, is not male but female and the two have been placed together by a computer error. Christopher finds the pairing intolerable and tries his best to find another place to live. The dorms are full and he is resigned, at least for the time being, to make the best of his current situation. Alex, a seemingly extroverted party girl, shows little interest in academics and treats Christopher as if he is simply an annoyance to be brushed aside whenever need be. As fate intervenes, the two slowly begin to realize that they do like one another after all which manifests itself into a sexual relationship wherein each finds a need filled by the other.
Le Léopard, 1h36
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Claude Brasseur, Dominique Lavanant, Marius Weyers, Max Mégy
Roles Nicolas / Nick Denver
Rating46% 2.320782.320782.320782.320782.32078
Lartigue, baroudeur-écrivain part élucider une affaire de meurtre et d’espionnage en Afrique aux côtés de Pauline Fitzgerald, auteur d’aventures policières.
Gandhi
Gandhi (1982)
, 3h11
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Martin Sheen, Edward Fox, Roshan Seth, John Gielgud
Roles Conductor
Rating80% 4.0482654.0482654.0482654.0482654.048265
The screenplay of Gandhi is available as a published book. The film opens with a statement from the filmmakers explaining their approach to the problem of filming Gandhi's complex life story: