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Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, March 12 (UPI) -- Baz Luhrmann's screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby" is to open the Cannes Film Festival in France, officials announced.
Jay-Z, The Bullitts to score 'The Great Gatsby'

Jay-Z, The Bullitts to score 'The Great Gatsby'

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. producer-songwriter The Bullitts says he and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z are penning the music score for director Baz Luhrmann's movie, "The Great Gatsby."
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'The Great Gatsby' gets release date

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Director Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" is to open May 10, 2013, Warner Bros. announced Thursday.
'Great Gatsby' gets new release date

'Great Gatsby' gets new release date

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Director Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" will be released in theaters next summer, Hollywood's Warner Bros. Pictures said Monday.

Bachchan lands role in 'Gatsby'

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Australian director Baz Luhrmann has cast Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan in his big-screen adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," Warner Bros. said.
Jason Clarke joins 'Gatsby' cast

Jason Clarke joins 'Gatsby' cast

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- Jason Clarke has been cast in the role of George Wilson in Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of the classic American novel "The Great Gatsby."
Baz's 'Strictly' to debut in Sydney

Baz's 'Strictly' to debut in Sydney

SYDNEY, May 23 (UPI) -- The stage musical version of Baz Luhrmann's dance film "Strictly Ballroom" will have its world premiere and first run in Sydney starting in September 2013.
Film directors ponder new technology

Film directors ponder new technology

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. film director Oliver Stone said the progression of technology was not necessarily a friend to those who tell stories on film.
Mulligan offered lead in 'Great Gatsby'

Mulligan offered lead in 'Great Gatsby'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- British actress Carey Mulligan has been offered the role of Daisy Buchanan in a big-screen adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Stars turn out for De Laurentiis' funeral

Stars turn out for De Laurentiis' funeral

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch, Baz Luhrmann and Jonathan Mostow were among the mourners at producer Dino De Laurentiis' Los Angeles funeral.
'Strictly Ballroom' headed to the stage

'Strictly Ballroom' headed to the stage

SYDNEY, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann says he is working on a stage musical adaptation of his first movie "Strictly Ballroom."
Luhrmann filling in as 'Dancing' judge

Luhrmann filling in as 'Dancing' judge

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Australian film and stage director Baz Luhrmann is filling in for judge Len Goodman on U.S. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" this week.

Aussie tarantula spider swarm discounted

BRISBANE, Australia, May 8 (UPI) -- A pest control expert is dismissing reports that the Australian outback town of Bowen has been overrun by scores of huge eastern tarantulas.
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Director Baz Luhrmann (R) and Japanses actress Ryoko Yonekura (L) attend the Japan premiere of the film "Australia" in Tokyo, Japan, on February 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/keizo Mori)
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Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann (pronounced /ˈbæz ˈlʊərmən/; 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.

Luhrmann was born in Sydney to a ballroom dance teacher/dress shop owner mother, and Leonard Luhrmann, a farmer. 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. His nickname was given to him because of a perceived resemblance to the character Basil Brush. He graduated from NIDA in 1985.

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.

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