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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 & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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 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)
 2012 Waist Up/Waist Down (Short)
 2008 Australia
 2001 Moulin Rouge!
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Other Works:

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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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:

So we thought, let's look back to a cinematic language where the audience participated in the form. Where they were aware at all times that they were watching a movie, and that they should be active in their experience and not passive. Not being put into a sort of sleep state and made to believe through a set of constructs that they are watching a real-life story through a keyhole. They are aware... See more »

Trivia:

His first three films, Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001), were dubbed the "Red Curtain Trilogy", as they all fell under a particular style of filmmaking. He then changed direction and plans to make a trilogy of historical epics. The first of these was to be "Alexander the Great", which was later dropped. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Baz

Star Sign:

Virgo

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