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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 33 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Writer
(2001)
The Great Gatsby
(2013)
Australia
Australia Writer
(2008)
Strictly Ballroom
(1992)

Filmography

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  The Get Down (TV Series) (created by - 11 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Only from Exile Can We Come Home (2017) ... (creator)
- Gamble Everything (2017) ... (creator)
- The Beat Says, This Is the Way (2017) ... (creator)
- One by One, Into the Dark (2017) ... (creator)
- Unfold Your Own Myth (2017) ... (creator)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in the music video, "Come What May", by Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. 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:

There are successes and failures in what we're doing, but that's the road we're walking down - stealing from culture all over the place to write a code so that very quickly the audience can swing from the lowest possible comedy moment to the highest possible tragedy with a bit of music in the middle. See more »

Trivia:

Wanted to make a movie about Alexander The Great with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role around the same time as Oliver Stone made his movie Alexander (2004), but this project was dropped. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Baz

Star Sign:

Virgo

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