Baz Luhrmann is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter and actor widely acclaimed for his directorial work in The Red Curtain Trilogy, (1992's Strictly Ballroom, 1996's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and 2001's Moulin Rouge!) He is also known for directing the 2013 drama film The Great Gatsby.
He was born to Barbara Carmel and Leonard Luhrmann. He married Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin in 1997 and had two children with her.
Throughout his career, he has won and been nominated for several prestigious awards. In 2001, he won a Satellite Award for directing the highly acclaimed film Moulin Rouge! The film also won him a Golden Globe Award.
In recognition of his services to the Australian film industry, he was in 2001 honored with the Australian Centenary Medal.
I feel funny about owning art. I don't really want to say: 'Wow, come and see my Monet - it's in a dark room at the bottom of my cellar.'Baz Luhrmann
I've always loved the old epics that tell a simple emotional story, whether it's the tumultuous relationship between Rhett and Scarlett or Lawrence of Arabia's passion to get lost in a faraway place.Baz Luhrmann
I've tried to make 'Strictly Ballroom' impossible to date. It does feel a bit '80s but I consciously made sure there was no technology in the movie that could date it.Baz Luhrmann
My father made sure that I had lots of levels of education - from ballroom-dancing to painting, commando training, theatre and magic.Baz Luhrmann
One of my great all-time loves in cinema, and I've seen it three times, is Bondarchuk's 'War and Peace.' Not a lot of people may have seen that film. It was made during the Soviet era.Baz Luhrmann
Some of the greatest relationship films of all time, the two stars have hated each other, but mostly you see that chemistry.Baz Luhrmann
Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it's that mix of people, it's that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality.Baz Luhrmann
The food in Sydney is an Asian Pacific cuisine. It's eclectic but above all it's fresh, inventive and creative and that's what I love about it.Baz Luhrmann
is a famous Australian director,
who was born on
September 17, 1962. As a person born on this date, Baz Luhrmann is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 17) and the 68th most popular for the year (1962).
People born on September 17
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Baz Luhrmann is the 399th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Baz Luhrmann's birthday, Baz Luhrmann is the 58th most famous Australian and ranks 4th in famous people born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
In general, Baz Luhrmann ranks as the 4698th
most popular famous person, and the 63rd most popular director of all time.
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