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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 35 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Get Down (TV Series) (13 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.12 (2016)
- Episode #1.13 (2016)
- Episode #1.11 (2016)
- Episode #1.10 (2016)
- Episode #1.8 (2016)
 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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Stage: Produced and directed a hit re-invention of the classic opera "La Boheme" for the stage in Sydney, Australia, taking place in the 1950s post-war Paris, stressing acting more than big "[Luciano Pavarotti]-style voices", to create an experience for "people who might be a little intimidated by opera". It was eventually filmed in ... See more »

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The Red Curtain requires some basics. One is that the audience knows how it will end when it begins, it is fundamental that the story is extremely thin and extremely simple - that is a lot of labor. Then it is set in a heightened, created world. Then there is a device - the heightened world of Strictly Ballroom (1992), Verona Beach. Then there is another device - dance or iambic pentameter or ... See more »


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 »


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



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