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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
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Romeo + Juliet


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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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[on Beyonce Knowles] She can step onto a stage and draw every single person in the audience into an intimate experience. No one has that voice, no one moves the way she moves, no one can hold an audience the way she does. And she keeps growing and evolving in the ways that she expresses herself as a singer, as a performer and now as a mother. She and Jay Z are the royal couple of culture, and she... 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 »


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



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