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Baz Luhrmann is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Australien born on 17 september 1962 at Sydney (Australie)

Baz Luhrmann

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Birth name Mark Anthony Luhrmann
Nationality Australie
Birth 17 september 1962 (58 years) at Sydney (Australie)
Creator of Bazmark

Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann (/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, Romeo + Juliet, and Moulin Rouge!. In 2008, he released his film Australia, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. His most recent film, a new, re-imagined version of The Great Gatsby, was released on 10 May 2013. He is also credited with the number one hit single "Everybody's Free" in UK in 1999. He is married and has two children.

Biography

Trilogie du Rideau Rouge (années 1990)
Baz Luhrmann, s'est découvert une passion pour la scène très jeune. En effet ses parents pratiquant la danse, il était désireux de suivre leurs pas. Son père étant gérant d'un cinéma. Baz Luhrmann est très vite en contact avec le grand écran. C'est d'abord vers l'opéra qu'il se tourne, pour se diriger par la suite vers le théâtre et le cinéma.

L'année 1992 est marquée par la sortie de son premier long-métrage, la comédie musicale australienne Ballroom Dancing, avec Paul Mercurio et Tara Morice, dont l'action se situe dans le milieu de la danse. Les critiques sont dithyrambiques. Le réalisateur intéresse alors les studios hollywoodiens, et part donc réaliser une adaptation contemporaine de la tragédie théâtrale Roméo et Juliette, de William Shakespeare. Ce film indépendant sorti en 1996 est porté par un couple de jeunes valeurs montantes du cinéma américain, Claire Danes et Leonardo DiCaprio et connait un gros succès critique et commercial, surtout à l'international.

L'année suivante, il fonde avec sa femme Catherine Martin la société de production Bazmark Inq. avec laquelle ils produisent tous deux leurs différents projets, dont les films de Luhrmann.

Le réalisateur se voit confier un plus gros budget pour conclure ce qu'il appelle la Trilogie du rideau rouge : Moulin Rouge, sorti en 2001, est cette fois inspiré du roman La Dame aux camélias, d'Alexandre Dumas fils, et a pour stars l'australienne Nicole Kidman et l'anglais Ewan McGregor. Le long-métrage est un succès critique et commercial et remporte six nominations aux Oscars.


Trilogie Épique (années 2000-2010)

Au début des années 2000, le cinéaste ambitionne d'entamer une nouvelle trilogie, ouvertement romantique et épique, dans la lignée du classique Autant en emporte le vent, sorti en 1939. Il s'associe au scénariste australien Stuart Beattie pour développer l'intrigue de ces trois films, le premier devant se dérouler en Russie, le deuxième en Australie, et le troisième devant explorer la vie d'Alexandre le Grand.

Il souhaite débuter par ce dernier film et reformer pour l'occasion le couple culte Claire Danes / Leonardo DiCaprio. Cependant, Oliver Stone dévoile en 2004 sa version de la figure historique avec Alexandre, avec Colin Farrell et Angelina Jolie. Le film, radical, essuie un énorme flop.

Luhrmann abandonne donc sa propre version d'Alexandre le Grand pour réaliser en 2004 la publicité la plus chère du monde, pour Chanel, avec Nicole Kidman et Rodrigo Santoro. Il ne revient au cinéma qu'en 2008 avec la grosse production Australia. Ce flamboyant mélodrame marque aussi ses retrouvailles avec Nicole Kidman à qui il associe un autre compatriote, Hugh Jackman. Le long-métrage, co-production australo-américaine, divise beaucoup la critique et connaît surtout un succès commercial à l'international.

Toujours avec Stuart Beattie il signe une nouvelle adaptation, Gatsby le Magnifique, qui lui permet cette fois de retrouver Leonardo DiCaprio. Après avoir vu plusieurs actrices, c'est l'anglaise Carey Mulligan qui décroche le premier rôle féminin, celui de Daisy. Pour ce film, sorti en 2013, l'accueil critique est encore plus mitigé et ne décroche que deux nominations aux Oscars, mais le box-office est excellent.

Le cinéaste collabore en 2015 une seconde fois avec Chanel pour une publicité : cette fois, il met en scène le top Gisele Bündchen sur une reprise de You're the one that I want par Lo Fang, pour le parfum N 5.

Au lieu de conclure sa trilogie, Luhrmmann s'attelle ensuite au développement et à la réalisation de sa première série télévisée, The Get Down pour Netflix. Cette série musicale en treize épisodes traite de la naissance du hip-hop à la fin des années 70. Très coûteuse, la série ne dépasse cependant pas une seule saison, raccourcie à 11 épisodes, après des critiques très mitigées.

La meme année, il crée le film publicitaire The secret life of flowers (La vie secrète des fleurs) pour la campagne publicitaire ERDEM x H&M.

Début 2019, il s'attelle à la conclusion de sa trilogie épique en changeant de projet : il s'agira d'un biopic consacré à Elvis Presley, co-scénarisé avec Stuart Beattie. Tom Hanks est choisi pour incarner le manager de l'icône et Austin Butler pour incarner le personnage principal.


Vie privée
Il a deux enfants : Lillian Amanda, née le 10 octobre 2003 et William Alexander, né le 8 juin 2005.

Best films

The Great Gatsby (2013)
(Director)
Australia (2008)
(Director)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
(Director)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
(Director)

Usually with

Craig Pearce
Craig Pearce
(4 films)
Jill Bilcock
Jill Bilcock
(3 films)
Jacek Koman
Jacek Koman
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Baz Luhrmann (9 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

The Great Gatsby, 2h22
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke
Roles Serveur (caméo)
Rating72% 3.601923.601923.601923.601923.60192
In the winter of 1929, Nick Carraway, a Yale University graduate and World War I veteran, is staying at a psychiatric hospital to treat his alcoholism. He talks about Jay Gatsby, describing him as the most hopeful man he had ever met. When he struggles to articulate his thoughts, his doctor, Walter Perkins, suggests writing them down, since writing is Nick's true passion.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey, 15h15
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Alexandre Sokourov, Norman Lloyd, Lars von Trier, Paul Schrader, Kyōko Kagawa, Haskell Wexler
Roles Self
Rating84% 4.2456254.2456254.2456254.2456254.245625
L'histoire du cinéma international racontée à travers l'histoire de l'innovation cinématographique. Couvrant six continents et douze décennies, il montre comment les cinéastes sont influencés par les événements historiques de leur époque et par les autres cinéastes.
The Highest Honour, 1h36
Genres Drama, War
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors John Howard, Steve Bisley, Atsuo Nakamura, Stuart Wilson, George Mallaby, Tony Bonner
Roles Able Seaman A.W. Huston
Rating63% 3.1896953.1896953.1896953.1896953.189695
During World War II, a team of Australian soldiers from Z Special Unit, including Ivan Lyon and Robert Page, successfully lead an expedition to destroy ships in Singapore harbour, Operation Jaywick. An attempt to duplicate this success, Operation Rimau, ends in disaster, with the team either killed or captured. Those soldiers who are interrogated by the Japanese in Singapore, with Page forming a friendship with Minoru Tamiya. Eventually all the Australians are convicted of war crimes and are executed.

Director

The Great Gatsby, 2h22
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke
Rating72% 3.601923.601923.601923.601923.60192
In the winter of 1929, Nick Carraway, a Yale University graduate and World War I veteran, is staying at a psychiatric hospital to treat his alcoholism. He talks about Jay Gatsby, describing him as the most hopeful man he had ever met. When he struggles to articulate his thoughts, his doctor, Walter Perkins, suggests writing them down, since writing is Nick's true passion.
Australia
Australia (2008)
, 2h45
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Brandon Walters, Bryan Brown, Bruce Spence
Rating65% 3.2999653.2999653.2999653.2999653.299965
In 1939, Lady Sarah Ashley travels from England to northern Australia to force her philandering husband to sell his faltering cattle station, Faraway Downs. Her husband sends an independent cattle drover, called "Drover", to transport her to Faraway Downs.
No. 5 the Film
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin USA
Actors Nicole Kidman, Rodrigo Santoro

Famous celebrity (Nicole Kidman) runs away in a pink dress in the middle of the streets, only to get into a cab with the one man who doesn't know who she is. After a secret love affair with him, she goes back to her life as a celebrity. The paparazzi takes pictures of her as she walks up stairs, and she looks at a big letters on top of a building that read COCO CHANEL with her lover standing next to them. They smile at each other and then the credits are shown.
Moulin Rouge!, 2h7
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about writers, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, John Leguizamo, Jacek Koman
Rating75% 3.799953.799953.799953.799953.79995
In the year 1900, a depressed British writer named Christian (Ewan McGregor) begins writing on his typewriter ("Nature Boy"). One year earlier, Christian moved to the Montmartre district of Paris to become a writer among members of the area's Bohemian movement. He soon encounters, living directly upstairs from him, a loose troupe of performers led by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo). Toulouse-Lautrec and the others ask for Christian's help, and his writing skills allow them to finish their proposed show, "Spectacular Spectacular", that they wish to sell to the owner of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent). The group arrives at the Moulin Rouge as Zidler and his "Diamond Dog Dancers" perform for the audience ("Lady Marmalade/Zidler's Rap (Can Can)/Smells Like Teen Spirit"). Toulouse arranges for Christian to see Satine (Nicole Kidman), the star courtesan, in her private quarters to present the work, unaware that Zidler is promising Satine to the wealthy and unscrupulous Duke of Monroth (Richard Roxburgh), a potential investor in the cabaret ("Sparkling Diamonds" medley).
Romeo + Juliet, 1h55
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Théâtre, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Pete Postlethwaite
Rating67% 3.3508653.3508653.3508653.3508653.350865
In the fictional "Verona Beach", the Capulets and the Montagues are arch-rivals. The animosity of the older generation—Fulgencio and Gloria Capulet and Ted and Caroline Montague—is felt by their younger relatives. A gunfight between the Montague boys led by Benvolio, Romeo's cousin, and the Capulet boys led by Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, creates chaos in the city. The Chief of Police, Captain Prince, reprimands the families, warning them that if such behavior continues, their lives "shall pay the forfeit of the peace".
Strictly Ballroom, 1h34
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films based on plays
Actors Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Gia Carides, Lauren Hewett, Barry Otto
Rating71% 3.596783.596783.596783.596783.59678
Strictly Ballroom tells the story of an Australian ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio), and his struggle to establish his personal style of dance on his way to win the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix Dancing Championship. Scott's steps are not strictly ballroom. Scott comes from a family with a history of ballroom dancing and has been training since childhood. Scott's mother Shirley teaches ballroom dancing, and his father Doug meekly handles maintenance chores at the dance studio.

Scriptwriter

The Great Gatsby, 2h22
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke
Rating72% 3.601923.601923.601923.601923.60192
In the winter of 1929, Nick Carraway, a Yale University graduate and World War I veteran, is staying at a psychiatric hospital to treat his alcoholism. He talks about Jay Gatsby, describing him as the most hopeful man he had ever met. When he struggles to articulate his thoughts, his doctor, Walter Perkins, suggests writing them down, since writing is Nick's true passion.
Australia
Australia (2008)
, 2h45
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Brandon Walters, Bryan Brown, Bruce Spence
Roles Story
Rating65% 3.2999653.2999653.2999653.2999653.299965
In 1939, Lady Sarah Ashley travels from England to northern Australia to force her philandering husband to sell his faltering cattle station, Faraway Downs. Her husband sends an independent cattle drover, called "Drover", to transport her to Faraway Downs.
Moulin Rouge!, 2h7
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about writers, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, John Leguizamo, Jacek Koman
Rating75% 3.799953.799953.799953.799953.79995
In the year 1900, a depressed British writer named Christian (Ewan McGregor) begins writing on his typewriter ("Nature Boy"). One year earlier, Christian moved to the Montmartre district of Paris to become a writer among members of the area's Bohemian movement. He soon encounters, living directly upstairs from him, a loose troupe of performers led by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo). Toulouse-Lautrec and the others ask for Christian's help, and his writing skills allow them to finish their proposed show, "Spectacular Spectacular", that they wish to sell to the owner of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent). The group arrives at the Moulin Rouge as Zidler and his "Diamond Dog Dancers" perform for the audience ("Lady Marmalade/Zidler's Rap (Can Can)/Smells Like Teen Spirit"). Toulouse arranges for Christian to see Satine (Nicole Kidman), the star courtesan, in her private quarters to present the work, unaware that Zidler is promising Satine to the wealthy and unscrupulous Duke of Monroth (Richard Roxburgh), a potential investor in the cabaret ("Sparkling Diamonds" medley).
Romeo + Juliet, 1h55
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Théâtre, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Pete Postlethwaite
Rating67% 3.3508653.3508653.3508653.3508653.350865
In the fictional "Verona Beach", the Capulets and the Montagues are arch-rivals. The animosity of the older generation—Fulgencio and Gloria Capulet and Ted and Caroline Montague—is felt by their younger relatives. A gunfight between the Montague boys led by Benvolio, Romeo's cousin, and the Capulet boys led by Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, creates chaos in the city. The Chief of Police, Captain Prince, reprimands the families, warning them that if such behavior continues, their lives "shall pay the forfeit of the peace".
Strictly Ballroom, 1h34
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films based on plays
Actors Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Gia Carides, Lauren Hewett, Barry Otto
Rating71% 3.596783.596783.596783.596783.59678
Strictly Ballroom tells the story of an Australian ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio), and his struggle to establish his personal style of dance on his way to win the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix Dancing Championship. Scott's steps are not strictly ballroom. Scott comes from a family with a history of ballroom dancing and has been training since childhood. Scott's mother Shirley teaches ballroom dancing, and his father Doug meekly handles maintenance chores at the dance studio.