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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 & 49 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Great Gatsby
Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Writer
Australia Writer
Romeo + Juliet


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  The Get Down (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode #1.12 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.11 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.10 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.9 (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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Other Works:

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

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

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

So, what is creative freedom? We can make what we want, how we want. The only constraint is: not for any budget. See more »


In late 2004, he directed the world's most expensive advertisement for Chanel No 5, a 4-minute short film titled "No 5: The Film" starring Nicole Kidman (who he worked with for Moulin Rouge! (2001)) and Rodrigo Santoro. The film ad, about a fairy-tale romance in which Chanel is part of the story but is not what the story is about, cost £18 million and made Kidman a Guinness World Record holder ... See more »


Uses contemporary music in films set in the pre-20th/21st century. See more »



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