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Baz Luhrmann


Baz's parents did Ballroom competitions, thus growing up around the very subject matter of his first three films. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2016 The Get Down (TV Series) (13 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.12 (2016)
- Episode #1.13 (2016)
- Episode #1.11 (2016)
- Episode #1.10 (2016)
- Episode #1.8 (2016)
 2013 The Great Gatsby (screenplay)
 2012 Hard Chic (Short)
 2012 Naïf Chic (Short)
 2012 The Classical Body (Short)
 2012 The Exotic Body (Short)
 2012 The Surreal Body (Short)
 2012 Ugly Chic (Short)
 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (sketches written by)
 2008 Australia (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (written by)
 1996 Romeo + Juliet (screenplay)
 1992 Strictly Ballroom (earlier screenplay) / (original idea) / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "La Boheme" opera by Giacomo Puccini on Broadway. He was nominated for a Tony award as Best Director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

BLAM

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

But above everything else, [William Shakespeare] had to deal with a city of 400,000 people and a theatre that held 4,000 and everyone from the street sweeper upwards. Not unlike your local cineplex, and he used everything possible to arrest and stop that audience - really bawdy comedy and then, wham! Something really beautiful and poetic. Everything we did in Romeo + Juliet (1996) was based on ... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Australian society in film direction and production. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses bright distinct colors and fast-paced editing See more »

Nickname:

Baz

Star Sign:

Virgo

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