Baz Luhrmann’s Best Movie Moments and the Latest On His New ‘Elvis’ Movie

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has directed just six movies in 30 years. Each one uses editing, color, and music in unconventional ways. They’ve earned critical reviews, almost $1 trillion at the box office, and their soundtracks have sold like proverbial hotcakes. Now 59, Luhrmann is working on an Elvis Presley biopic, his first movie in almost a decade.

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Strictly Ballroom’

Luhrmann’s first film is the story of Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio), who defies his parents (ballroom dancers) to create his dancing style. There are epic dancing sequences mixed within narrative scenes showcasing Luhrmann’s unique style of filmmaking. Strictly Ballroom became an unexpected global phenomenon and continues to influence, including TV’s Dancing with the Stars.