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Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
Name
Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann
Birthplace
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth date
September 17, 1962
Occupation
Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Active Years
1983-present
Notable Films
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian director, producer and screenwriter. He has also done some acting, although he is far better known for his directing. He famously directed William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which starred Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio. This film won "Best Direction" and "Best Screenplay" at the BAFTAs, beating the box office hit Titanic. He also directed Moulin Rouge! which starred Nicole Kidman. Recently, he directed the film, Australia, which also stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. The film was highly successful in Europe, although not very popular in the United States.

Currently, Baz Luhrmann is directing The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Toby Maguire.

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