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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 & 48 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Writer
(2001)
The Great Gatsby
(2013)
Australia
Australia Writer
(2008)
Romeo + Juliet
(1996)

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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Show Show Actor (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1984;1986) Stage play: Strictly Ballroom - played the part of Ross Pierce, husband of Barbara Pierce (played by Catherine McClements), at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. 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:

Well, it's pretty hard for them to sack me and put someone in to do iambic pentameter in modern dress, you know? What we've made, we only have one ironclad guarantee every single time, which is it will never work and no one will ever see it. Because it has gone on to more than pay its bill, and, by varying degrees, it has been acclaimed, the notion that the studio interferes . . . I like to ... See more »

Trivia:

The cast of his production of Puccini's opera, "La Boheme," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 2004 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Ensemble. Performance. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Baz

Star Sign:

Virgo

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