In late 2004 he directed the world's most expensive advertisement for Chanel No 5, a four-minute short film titled "No 5: The Film" starring Nicole Kidman
(who he worked with for Moulin Rouge!
(2001)) and Rodrigo Santoro
. The ad, about a fairy-tale romance in which Chanel is part of the story but is not what the story is about,...
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[on his version of 'The Great Gatsby'] The novel wasn't set in in a period called 'The Minimal Twenties'. It was called 'The Roaring Twenties'. So it had to roar.
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.
Uses contemporary music in films set in the pre-20th/21st century.