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Birth Name: Mark Anthony Luhrmann Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor


Lillian Amanda Luhrmann: Daughter Leonard Luhrmann: Father William Alexander Luhrmann: Son Catherine Martin: Wife

Dabbled in acting as a teen and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Formed a theater troupe called the Six Years Old Company in the late 1980s.

Claims that Italian grand opera and Bollywood films influence his directorial style.

Called his first three films Strictly Ballroom (1992), William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge (2001)—the Red Curtain Trilogy

Produced the 1999 hit single "Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)," a novelty record based on a famous Chicago Tribune essay

Directed (and coproduced) La Bohème on Broadway in 2003

In 2004, directed a multimillion-dollar Chanel No 5 commercial featuring Nicole Kidman