Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann (born 17 September 1962) is a BAFTA-winning Australian screenwriter, director and producer known for his stylistic films, such as Moulin Rouge!.
He has also been involved with various theater productions.
Works Luhrmann has been creatively involved with:
- The "Red Curtain Trilogy", a series of films about theatre tropes.
- La Bohème (2002)
- Australia (2008)
- The Great Gatsby (2013)
- The Get Down (2016)
- Anachronism Stew: A common element in some of his movies: Both Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby feature a heavy use of anachronistic soundtrack. And William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet gives the story a Setting Update in the 90s but keeps most of the original dialogue from the play.
- Creator Couple: Baz Luhrmann's wife Catherine Martin is the production designer on all his films. Although being a director he's considerably more famous than she is, he has never won an Oscar, while she's won more Oscars than any other Australian (two each for Moulin Rouge! and two more for The Great Gatsby, plus she got nominated for Romeo & Juliet), meaning that in terms of Academy Awards he is Overshadowed By Her Awesome.