- Baz Luhrmann
name = Baz Luhrmann
birthdate = birth date and age|df=yes|1962|9|17
location = flagicon|Australia
Herons Creek, New South Wales, Australia
birthname = Mark Anthony Luhrmann
afiawards = Best Direction
baftaawards = Best Adapted Screenplay
Romeo + Juliet"
Romeo + Juliet"
goldenglobeawards = Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Empire Awardfor Best Director
Moulin Rouge!" Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann on 17 September 1962) is an Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films are distinguished by their flamboyant theatricality and oversaturated colours.
Luhrmann was raised in
Herons Creek, a tiny rural settlement in northern New South Wales, where his father ran a petrol station and a movie theatre, both of which would influence his son's filmmaking career. He attended St. Joseph's Hasting Regional School, Port Macquarie 1975-1978 and Sydney Grammar School. He graduated from St Augustines College in Sydney, after leaving St Pauls College at the end of Year 10. His nickname was given to him due to a perceived resemblance to the character Basil Brush.
Catherine Martin, the production designeron all of his films, on 26 January 1997. They have two children, Lillian Amanda Luhrmann and William Alexander Luhrmann.
Awards and Nominations
Directors Guild of Americaand Golden Globenominations for "Best Director - Motion Picture" for his work on " Moulin Rouge!", but did not receive an Oscar nomination for directing (Academy Award host Whoopi Goldbergjoked "I guess it just directed itself"). He did however receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
After theatrical successes, including the original stage version of "Strictly Ballroom", Luhrmann moved into film, and has directed four so far:
Strictly Ballroom" (1992), starring Paul Mercurioand Tara Morice
Romeo + Juliet" (1996), starring Leonardo DiCaprioand Claire Danes
Moulin Rouge!" (2001), starring Nicole Kidmanand Ewan McGregor
*"Australia" (2008), starring
Nicole Kidmanand Hugh Jackman
His first three films are now formally marketed as '
The Red Curtain Trilogy'.
Since March 2007 Luhrmann has been producing "Australia", an "outback epic" starring
Nicole Kidmanand Hugh Jackman. The $130 million feature, financed by 20th Century Fox, will tell the story of an English aristocrat, played by Kidman, who settles on an Outbackstation in the 1930s and becomes romantically involved with an Outback drover, played by Jackman. The pair are caught up in the bombing of Darwin during World War II. Australian writer Stuart Beattieis also involved in the project. Russell Crowewas once scheduled to star in the film but is no longer involved. [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117954421.html?categoryId=13&cs=1] [http://ninemsn.video.msn.com/v/en-au/v.htm?f=39&g=538fe4b7-d1bc-4df6-aec5-e5bad9a88221&p=aunews_autoday&t=m166&mediaid=28430]
Luhrmann was working on a biographical
filmabout Alexander the Great, tentatively starring DiCaprio and Kidman, but the release (and subsequent box office failure) of Oliver Stone's film on the same subject in 2004 has cast doubt over whether the project will be completed.
Luhrmann has cited
Grand Opera/Italian grand operaas a major influence on his work including Moulin Rouge!. He has also listed other theatrical styles like Bollywoodfilms as having had an influence on his work like "Moulin Rouge!". Luhrmann was a ballroom dancer as a child, and his mother taught ballroom dancing, which was an inspiration for "Strictly Ballroom".
* In 2003 Luhrmann brought his production of Puccini's "
La bohème" to The Broadway Theatre in New York City. Originally produced in Sydney in 1990, once in New York it eventually garnered 7 Tony AwardNominations, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction (Luhrmann), Best Orchestrations (Nicholas Kitsopoulos), Best Costume Design (Catherine Martin) and won Best Set Design.(Catherine Martin), Best Lighting Design (Nigel Levings), and the special award for Excellence in Theater (Principal Ensemble Cast).
* In 2004, Baz Luhrmann directed a lavish multi-million-dollar commercial for
Chanel N° 5titled "N° 5 the Film", starring Nicole Kidmanand Rodrigo Santoro, inspired by his Red Curtain trilogy.
*Luhrmann is also credited with a 1999 UK number one single, released by EMI's Catalouge division entitled "
Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)".
*He directed a video for
John Paul Young's "Love is in the Air" which was re-released to coincide with the release of "Strictly Ballroom" (in which the song was featured prominently).
*He assisted in the election campaign of former Australian Prime Minister
Paul Keatingin 1993.
*Luhrmann was appointed an Ambassador for the
Australian Theatre for Young Peoplein 2005.
* In 2008, he was tasked by prime minister
Kevin Ruddto make new ads to promote Australia as a tourist destination. [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=aqTdor3btTDI]
* [http://www.bazmark.com/ Bazmark - Official Baz luhrmann website containing links and previews.]
* [http://www.bazthegreatsite.com/ Baz the Great! - Baz Luhrmann fansite containing news updates and movie information]
* [http://www.australiamovie.net/ Australia: A Baz Luhrmann Film]
* [http://www.craigarmstrongonline.com/ Craig Armstrong (Composer for Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge)]
* [http://www.savilleproductions.com/videos/bl-chanel5-the_movie.mov N° 5 the Film] as 17 MB
* [http://www.savilleproductions.com/videos/bl-chanel5-the_making_of.mov short making of] N° 5 the Film]
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