Baz Luhrmann - Details

Biography

BAZ LUHRMANN has captured popular and critical imagination internationally with a diverse range of commercially successful projects in film, opera, theatre, music and events. As the founder and director of Bazmark. Inq. and subsidiaries Bazmark Live and Bazmark Music, Luhrmann has harnessed his instinctive talent for tapping into the spirit of the times.

Prior to MOULIN ROUGE (2001), Luhrmann's most recent feature film has been the audacious WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO AND JULIET (1996) for Twentieth Century Fox, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Luhrmann co-wrote the screenplay, directed and co-produced the international box office hit on location in Mexico. The film opened in the number one spot in the
U. S. , grossing over $140 million worldwide and garnered numerous awards, including four BAFTA's (including Best Direction and adapted screenplay), two Berlin Film Festival Awards (again for Best Direction,
garnered a Golden Bear (Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio) and an Academy Award® nomination for Best Art Direction for Catherine Martin. The soundtrack album surpassed triple platinum sales in the U. S.