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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 »

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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)
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 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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(January 9 to March 7, 2004) His production of Puccini's opera, "La Boheme," was performed at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Giacomo Puccini was composer. Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica were librettists. He was also director. Catherine Martin was set designer. Nigel Levings was lighting designer. Acme Sound... 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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One of the proud moments for us was Robert Wise, who directed The Sound of Music (1965) and West Side Story (1961), he is the great-great-grandfather of musical cinema, and he said, "I've seen Moulin Rouge! (2001) and the musical has been re-invented." I bring this up because you get that kind of thing and that's wonderful. See more »


Family once owned a gas station and a farm. See more »


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



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