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Justin Kurzel

Known for his bold career growth, Australian director Justin Kurzel, who, after the striking debut feature The Snowtown Murders (2011), which conquered hearts of people on many festivals, has chosen a Shakespearean adaptation (Macbeth (2015)) starring famous international film actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the main roles as his... See full bio »

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Known For

Macbeth Director
Nitram Director
Assassin's Creed Director


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  Shantaram (TV Series) (1 episode) (filming)
 2021 Nitram
 2016 Assassin's Creed (directed by)
 2015/I Macbeth
 2013 The Turning (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
 2006 You Am I: Friends Like You (Music Video)
 2005 Blue Tongue (Short)
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6' 2" (1.88 m)


Essie Davis  (2 children)

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[press conference for Nitram (2021) at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival] I live in Tasmania - I have for the last four years - it's the most beautiful place in the world, it's why we moved there, to bring up our children, and I met my wife, Essie, who plays Helen in the film, the year the Port Arthur shootings happened in 1996. So I'm extremely aware. When Shaun [Shaun Grant] sent me the script, I ... See more »


Brother of musician and film composer Jed Kurzel. Jed is the constant composer on his films. See more »


No opening credits, instead of them a brief text prologue, which makes his films a bit more close to the literature. See more »

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