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** When fundraising began to install a statue of Film/RoboCop in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, Weller immediately [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWdA9kIOQCU took to the internet]] to make his objection to this idea clear.
* DyeingForYourArt: He worked out and trained extensively in mime in preparation for ''Film/RoboCop'' in order to know how to best portray a cyborg's movements only for all his work to be thrown out the window when it turned out that the suit was so stiff it was agony to simply walk let alone act. He was also losing three to five pounds a day due to the heat inside the suit and had to consume gallons of water and lemonade (eating was out of the question) to function.

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** When fundraising began to install a statue of Film/RoboCop Franchise/RoboCop in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, Weller immediately [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWdA9kIOQCU took to the internet]] to make his objection to this idea clear.
* DyeingForYourArt: He worked out and trained extensively in mime in preparation for ''Film/RoboCop'' ''Film/RoboCop1987'' in order to know how to best portray a cyborg's movements only for all his work to be thrown out the window when it turned out that the suit was so stiff it was agony to simply walk let alone act. He was also losing three to five pounds a day due to the heat inside the suit and had to consume gallons of water and lemonade (eating was out of the question) to function.


* OneOfUs: He's a big 'ol history nerd.


* TheCastShowoff: [[invoked]] That really is him singing, blowing a mean cornet and playing piano.

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* TheCastShowoff: [[invoked]] That really is him singing, blowing a mean cornet and playing piano.



* DyeingForYourArt: [[invoked]] He worked out and trained extensively in mime in preparation for ''Film/RoboCop'' in order to know how to best portray a cyborg's movements only for all his work to be thrown out the window when it turned out that the suit was so stiff it was agony to simply walk let alone act. He was also losing three to five pounds a day due to the heat inside the suit and had to consume gallons of water and lemonade (eating was out of the question) to function.
* OneOfUs: [[invoked]] He's a big 'ol history nerd.
* ProductionPosse: [[invoked]] He has a two-man one of these going with producer Manny Coto, appearing in ''Series/OdysseyFive'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', ''Series/TwentyFour'', and ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', all Coto-produced shows.
* SugarWiki/RuleOfSeanConnery: If he's in something, it automatically has bonus points.

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* DyeingForYourArt: [[invoked]] He worked out and trained extensively in mime in preparation for ''Film/RoboCop'' in order to know how to best portray a cyborg's movements only for all his work to be thrown out the window when it turned out that the suit was so stiff it was agony to simply walk let alone act. He was also losing three to five pounds a day due to the heat inside the suit and had to consume gallons of water and lemonade (eating was out of the question) to function.
* OneOfUs: [[invoked]] He's a big 'ol history nerd.
* ProductionPosse: [[invoked]] He has a two-man one of these going with producer Manny Coto, appearing in ''Series/OdysseyFive'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', ''Series/TwentyFour'', and ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', all Coto-produced shows.
* SugarWiki/RuleOfSeanConnery: If he's in something, it automatically has bonus points.
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[invoked]] Often cast in villainous (or at least menacing) roles, contrasting his genial nature.


* RuleOfSeanConnery: If he's in something, it automatically has bonus points.

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* RuleOfSeanConnery: SugarWiki/RuleOfSeanConnery: If he's in something, it automatically has bonus points.


''' Dr. Peter Frederick Weller''' (born June 24, 1947) is an American actor, director, lecturer and acting heavyweight. If you see him in a film or television show, just know that the quality of whatever you're watching has just gone up. He's undoubtedly known best for his role as Alex J. Murphy, better known as ''Franchise/RoboCop'' (who he played in the first - and best - two films of the series) and loved best for his role as Buckaroo Banzai in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''.

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''' Dr. Peter Frederick Weller''' Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an American actor, director, lecturer and acting heavyweight. If you see him in a film or television show, just know that the quality of whatever you're watching has just gone up. He's undoubtedly known best for his role as Alex J. Murphy, better known as ''Franchise/RoboCop'' (who he played in the first - and best - two films of the series) and loved best for his role as Buckaroo Banzai in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''.

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** He was not happy with ''Film/Robocop2''. He criticized the script, saying it lacked the spine and the soul of the original. Weller tried to convince Frank Miller, Irvin Kershner and the film's producers that the third act needed a morality angle instead of being just a shoot 'em up, but the producers felt the battle between Robocop and Cain was sufficient. This, along with the [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy overly dark tone]] and how uncomfortable of the Robocop suit was prompted him to not return for [[Film/Robocop3 the third movie.]] Despite this, he did enjoy the experience of making the film and liked working with Irvin Kershner.
** When fundraising began to install a statue of Film/RoboCop in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, Weller immediately [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWdA9kIOQCU took to the internet]] to make his objection to this idea clear.


* TheCastShowoff: That really is him singing, blowing a mean cornet and playing piano.

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* TheCastShowoff: [[invoked]] That really is him singing, blowing a mean cornet and playing piano.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Often cast in villainous (or at least menacing) roles, contrasting his genial nature.
* OneOfUs: He's a big 'ol history nerd.
* ProductionPosse: He has a two-man one of these going with producer Manny Coto, appearing in ''Series/OdysseyFive'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', ''Series/TwentyFour'', and ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', all Coto-produced shows.

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* DyeingForYourArt: [[invoked]] He worked out and trained extensively in mime in preparation for ''Film/RoboCop'' in order to know how to best portray a cyborg's movements only for all his work to be thrown out the window when it turned out that the suit was so stiff it was agony to simply walk let alone act. He was also losing three to five pounds a day due to the heat inside the suit and had to consume gallons of water and lemonade (eating was out of the question) to function.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[invoked]] Often cast in villainous (or at least menacing) roles, contrasting his genial nature.
* OneOfUs: [[invoked]] He's a big 'ol history nerd.
* ProductionPosse: [[invoked]] He has a two-man one of these going with producer Manny Coto, appearing in ''Series/OdysseyFive'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', ''Series/TwentyFour'', and ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', all Coto-produced shows.


Peter Frederick Weller (June 24, 1947-) is an American actor, director, lecturer and acting heavyweight. If you see him in a film or television show, just know that the quality of whatever you're watching has just gone up. He's undoubtedly known best for his role as Alex J. Murphy, better known as ''Franchise/RoboCop'' (who he played in the first - and best - two films of the series) and loved best for his role as Buckaroo Banzai in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''.

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''' Dr. Peter Frederick Weller (June Weller''' (born June 24, 1947-) 1947) is an American actor, director, lecturer and acting heavyweight. If you see him in a film or television show, just know that the quality of whatever you're watching has just gone up. He's undoubtedly known best for his role as Alex J. Murphy, better known as ''Franchise/RoboCop'' (who he played in the first - and best - two films of the series) and loved best for his role as Buckaroo Banzai in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''.


** He has a healthy musical background, having played in one of the famous Lab Bands during his time at the University of North Texas. He even had a jazz band with his ''Buckaroo Banzai'' co-star JeffGoldblum for a while (Jeff is also a big fan of jazz music).

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** He has a healthy musical background, having played in one of the famous Lab Bands during his time at the University of North Texas. He even had a jazz band with his ''Buckaroo Banzai'' co-star JeffGoldblum Creator/JeffGoldblum for a while (Jeff is also a big fan of jazz music).



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->"''My career was always full of risks one way or another, and that's the way I like it."''


* HeyItsThatGuy: His BreakoutRole had an almost completely covered head and he often plays supporting (or antagonistic) roles.

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He's also a major history buff, and has contributed to Creator/TheHistoryChannel on several occasions. He also teaches courses in ancient history at Syracuse University in New York. And he has a Master's Degree in Renaissance and Ancient Greek artwork. Yes, that means he can call himself Peter Weller, M.A. Just in case you didn't think he was awesome enough.[[labelnote: *]]He's also a PHD candidate, so he may soon be able to call himself Doctor Peter Weller for even more awesome.[[/labelnote]]

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He's also a major history buff, and has contributed to Creator/TheHistoryChannel on several occasions. He also teaches courses in ancient history at Syracuse University in New York. And he has a Master's Degree in Renaissance and Ancient Greek artwork. Yes, that means he artwork and was recently conferred his Ph.D. in Italian History from UCLA. So yes, you can call himself him Dr. Peter Weller, M.A. Just in case you didn't think he was awesome enough.[[labelnote: *]]He's also a PHD candidate, so he may soon be able to call himself Doctor Peter Weller for even more awesome.[[/labelnote]]
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[[caption-width-right:193: [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Peter Weller Is About To Shoot You]][[note]]So you'd better surrender, [[Film/{{RoboCop}} or there will be...trouble]].[[/note]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:193: [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Peter Weller Is About To Shoot You]][[note]]So you'd better surrender, [[Film/{{RoboCop}} [[Film/RoboCop1987 or there will be...trouble]].[[/note]].]]

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