Baz Luhrmann

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Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann (pronounced /ˈbæz ˈlʊərmən/;[2] born 17 September 1962) is an Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for The Red Curtain Trilogy, which includes his films Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge. In 2008, he released his film Australia, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.


Personal life

Luhrmann was born in Sydney to a ballroom dance teacher/dress shop owner mother, and Leonard Luhrmann, a farmer.[3] He 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 film-making career. He attended St. Joseph's Hasting Regional School, Port Macquarie 1975-1978 and Balgowlah Boys Campus. He attended Year 11 at Narrabeen Sports High School in Sydney, performing in the school's version of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1.[4] His nickname was given to him due to a perceived resemblance to the character Basil Brush.

Luhrmann married Catherine Martin, the production designer on all of his films, on 26 January 1997. They have two children, Lillian Amanda Luhrmann and William Alexander Luhrmann.


After theatrical successes, including the original stage version of Strictly Ballroom, Luhrmann moved into film, and has directed four so far:

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