Baz Luhrmann (I)


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Baz Luhrmann is an Australian writer, director, and producer with projects spanning film, television, opera, theatre, music, and recording industries. He is regarded by many as a contemporary example of an auteur for his distinctly recognizable style and deep involvement in the writing, directing, design, and musical components of all his work. As... See full bio »

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Moulin Rouge! Writer
(2001)
Australia Writer
(2008)
(2013)
(1992)

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 2022 Untitled Elvis Presley Project (screenplay) (filming)
 2017 ERDEM x H&M: The Secret Life of Flowers (Short) (written by)
  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 Self (76 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: In late 2004 he directed the world's most expensive advertisement for Chanel No 5, a four-minute short film titled "No 5: The Film" starring Nicole Kidman (who he worked with for Moulin Rouge! (2001)) and Rodrigo Santoro. The ad, about a fairy-tale romance in which Chanel is part of the story but is not what the story is about,... See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Bazmark Inq. Pty. Ltd.

Alternate Names:

BLAM

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

. . . if you make a film full of risk, studios don't run towards you to give you $50,000,000 in order to reinvent the post-modern musical, I can tell you. If you do manage to cajole them into doing it and you want to maintain the flag of creative freedom, you better make sure that it pays its bill. See more »

Trivia:

Did ballroom dance as a child. 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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