Quotes by: Baz Luhrmann

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Baz Luhrmann
Luhrmann in 2013
Born Mark Anthony Luhrmann
(1962-09-17) 17 September 1962 (age 54)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[1]
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer, actor
Spouse(s) Catherine Martin (m. 1997)
Children 2

I don't have fights with actors. In absolute honesty, I've never fought with any actor ever.
Baz Luhrmann
The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It's not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it's about self-revelation, becoming who you are.
Baz Luhrmann
You really think that on my films people tell me what to do? I don't think so. On my films I decide.
Baz Luhrmann
Historically, epics are set in Africa or Asia or the Wild West, but if you make an epic today it's hard to disassociate from the contemporary realities of those places.
Baz Luhrmann
I've always loved the old epics that tell a simple emotional story, whether it's the tumultuous relationship between Rhett and Scarlett or Lawrence of Arabia's passion to get lost in a faraway place.
Baz Luhrmann
Sydney is rather like an arrogant lover. When it rains it can deny you its love and you can find it hard to relate to. It's not a place that's built to be rainy or cold. But when the sun comes out, it bats its eyelids, it's glamorous, beautiful, attractive, smart, and it's very hard to get away from its magnetic pull.
Baz Luhrmann
The party is a true art form in Sydney and people practise it a great deal. You can really get quite lost in it.
Baz Luhrmann
I've tried to make 'Strictly Ballroom' impossible to date. It does feel a bit '80s but I consciously made sure there was no technology in the movie that could date it.
Baz Luhrmann
One of the great things about Sydney is that it has a great acceptance of everyone and everything. It's an incredibly tolerant city, a city with a huge multicultural basis.
Baz Luhrmann
Fitzgerald coined the phrase the 'Jazz Age,' and now we're living in the Hip-Hop Age.
Baz Luhrmann
I never see things I make in the same way that the audience does. You can never do that.
Baz Luhrmann
I really believe musical form will go on. There's got to be a way of making musical form in cinema live again.
Baz Luhrmann
Opera was the cinema of its time, so to bring back that popular appeal, you just need to unleash its visceral immediacy and excitement. Most productions don't manage that - but when an opera does do it, you never forget it.
Baz Luhrmann
I feel a kinship with anyone who feels that their road, their life or who they really are is not good enough. I really relate to that.
Baz Luhrmann
The food in Sydney is an Asian Pacific cuisine. It's eclectic but above all it's fresh, inventive and creative and that's what I love about it.
Baz Luhrmann
I feel funny about owning art. I don't really want to say: 'Wow, come and see my Monet - it's in a dark room at the bottom of my cellar.'
Baz Luhrmann
I understand that anything actors are doing, good or bad, is motivated by fear.
Baz Luhrmann
I often think to myself, at the end of an interesting life it's maybe not such a bad thing to spend your last days with your friends sitting by the blue, blue ocean reliving the story of your life while sitting in the dangerous sun.
Baz Luhrmann
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