Baz Luhrmann Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 09, 2022
Baz Luhrmann won the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for 'Romeo + Juliet', in 1996.
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About Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann is a film director, actor, and producer who also writes plays.
He has worked with some of Hollywood's most celebrated actors like Nicole Kidman, Tobey Maguire, and Tony Awards winner, Hugh Jackman. Baz Luhrmann is one of the most famous Australian film directors in the world.
Baz Luhrmann's films are very moving and have brought him many accolades. He is not only known for making films but also for stage productions and directing advertisements. Baz Luhrmann is known in the industry for his unique style that sets his works apart. Keep reading to learn about his net worth, birthday, biography, family, and career!

Baz Luhrmann Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Baz Luhrmann's net worth?

Baz Luhrmann is undoubtedly one of the best directors of our time, with four of his films in the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time. Baz Luhrmann's net worth is estimated to be around $35,000,000.

How much does Baz Luhrmann earn per year?

Baz Luhrmann has not disclosed his annual income.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Baz Luhrmann?

Baz Luhrmann is about 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall.

How old is Baz Luhrmann?

Baz Luhrmann was born on September 17, 1962. As of 2021, he is 59 years old.

Childhood And Education

Baz Luhrmann was born Mark Anthony Luhrmann. He studied at St. Joseph's Hastings Regional School in Port Macquarie. He then went to St. Paul's College and Narrabeen Sports High School. He attended an acting course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and graduated after two years in 1985.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who are Baz Luhrmann's parents?

Barbara Carmel and Leonard Luhrmann are Luhrmann's parents. Barbara Carmel was a ballroom dance teacher and a dress shop owner. Leonard Luhrmann owned a gas station and a movie theater.

Who is Baz Luhrmann’s partner?

Like Baz Luhrmann, his wife Catherine Martin is also famous and is a two-time Best Costume Design Academy Award winner. She also won two more Oscars for Best Production Design. She is a costume designer and a production designer. The couple got married in January 1997. The award-winning duo have two children: Lillian Amanda Luhrmann and William Alexander Luhrmann.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Baz Luhrmann has directed only about a handful of films until now and that is all he needed to make a mark in the industry. Known for directing films like 'Strictly Ballroom' and 'Moulin Rouge!', he has also worked on many stage productions.
Luhrmann began his career right after graduating high school. He acted in the film 'Winter Of Our Dreams'. He then founded The Band Theater Company and ran it successfully.
He went on to direct films, the first of which was 'Ballroom Strictly', in 1992. Following this Baz Luhrmann directed the modernized version of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' titled 'Romeo + Juliet' in 1996, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film was nominated for a Golden Bear Award for Best Picture.
Baz Luhrmann directed 'Moulin Rouge!' which also won him four awards and was nominated for another nine, including a Golden Globe Award and three BAFTA Awards. He then directed the series 'Australia', which dealt with aspects of Australian history relating to the aboriginal community. It starred Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
In 2013, Baz Luhrmann directed the film 'The Great Gatsby', which he and his wife worked on together. They collaborated with major fashion brands like Prada to make sure the costumes and jewelry were spot-on for the setting that the book was written in. It was his highest-grossing film at $353,000,000.

What awards has Baz Luhrmann won?

Baz Luhrmann has won many awards. Below are some of the major ones.
He won the AFI Award for Best Director and Best Screenplay for the romantic comedy film 'Strictly Ballroom'.
For his film 'Romeo + Juliet' in 1996, Luhrmann won a BAFTA Award for Best Direction.
He directed the musical romance "Moulin Rouge!' in 2001. The film won him the Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture in Musical or Comedy.
There are countless others awards that Baz Luhrmann has been nominated for and has won, most of which are in the 'Best Director' category. This goes to show how talented a film director he is.

Other Interesting Baz Luhrmann Facts And Trivia

  • Baz Luhrmann got his nickname from high school. He was named after the BBC fictional fox Basil Brush, because of his hair.
  • He is a great supporter of the Melbourne Demons in AFL.
  • Baz Luhrmann directed an advertisement for Chanel. It is called 'No. 5 The Film', which starred Nicole Kidman. To date, it holds the Guinness World Record for the highest budget produced for an advertisement.
  • He has produced music albums for 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Moulin Rouge!'. The latter was nominated for a Grammy Award.
  • Baz Luhrmann bought a house in New York City for a whopping $13,500,000. He then spent a few million to renovate it. He is now looking to sell the property for $20,000,000.
  • Luhrmann is currently in the process of directing Elvis Presley's biopic called 'Elvis', set to release in June 2022.

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Baz Luhrmann Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Mark Anthony Luhrmann

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




170 cm

Eye Color

Light Brown

Child Star?





National Institute of Dramatic Art

Net Worth



Catherine Martin


Barbara Carmel, Leonard Luhrmann
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