Baz Luhrmann

  • Oscars 2014: 'The Great Gatsby' wins best costume March 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Catherine Martin won her first Academy Award for costume design for her work in 'The Great Gatsby', while Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews clinched the trophy of best hair and make-up for 'Dallas Buyers Club' at the Oscars ceremony here Sunday. Martin, who has been nominated for an Oscar...
  • I'm always inspired by Luhrmann's enthusiasm: Leonardo DiCaprio November 24, 2013

    London: Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio, who played the iconic role of Romeo in Baz Luhrmann's modern day 'Romeo + Juliet', said he was equally thrilled to be working with the director again in 'The Great Gatsby' after a decade. DiCaprio, 39, said Luhrmann's enthusiasm inspires him to give out his best, reported...
  • Watch: Interview with 'The Great Gatsby' cast and director May 24, 2013

    While Baz Luhrmann's 3D film adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' hit Indian theatres on the May 17, here's the director himself along with his cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire talking about the challenges of creating Fitzgerald's Jazz age of the 1920s. ...
  • My character in 'The Great Gatsby' signifies American dream, says Leonardo DiCaprio May 23, 2013

    The twelve day long Cannes festival which will see the best from Hollywood, art house and even Bollywood come together to celebrate world cinema opened with the screening of Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' which stars Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo Di Caprio and even features Amitabh Bachchan. ...
  • The Great Gatsby: What makes Big B's cameo in the film special May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood's superstar might have innumerable fans in India and abroad but Hollywood never tasted the success and fame of the actor until 'The Great Gatsby' premiered in New York. Such was the frenzy around the actor that the international media mistook the cheering for Amitabh Bachchan at the...
  • Now Showing: 'The Great Gatsby' opens Cannes 2013 May 19, 2013

    Australian director Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' opened the 66th edition of Cannes International Film Festival, which started on May 15. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who made his Hollywood debut with the project, also graced the red carpet. ...
  • Baz Luhrmann: I was an idiot to reject 'Harry Potter' May 18, 2013

    London: 'The Great Gatsby' helmer Baz Luhrmann had turned down the opportunity to direct the 'Harry Potter' films in favour of shooting movie musical 'Moulin Rouge'. The 50yearold filmmaker said he was contacted by producers of the wizarding franchise while they were planning the first big screen installment, 2001's 'Harry...
  • 'The Great Gatsby' review: Big B shines in Bollywoodstyled entertainer May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Baz Luhrmann's film might not have pleased the critics abroad due to its pomp, but we as Indians dig for the typical Bollywood entertainer. Opulent sets, dance, overthetop dialogues just make us stand up in the theatre and whistle and clap. And, Baz Luhrmann gives you yet...
  • Tweet review: Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: F. Scott Fitzgerald's book has seen many cinematic renditions and after making its way to the silver screen for almost three times, Baz Luhrmann is yet again ready to weave the romantic story on screen. The film revolves around a war veteran Nick Carraway who comes to live in...
  • The Great Gatsby: It's a tussle among superstars May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: At the New York premiere of 'The Great Gatsby', the noise went up for a moment and the US media was left wondering if Leonardo DiCaprio had come, but it was actually Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The crowd's cheers were overwhelming, says Big B. "Back from 'The Great Gatsby'...
  • Cannes 2013: Amitabh speaks in Hindi at the opening May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan made the Hindi film industry proud by speaking in Hindi at the opening ceremony of the Cannes International Film Festival 2013. Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' opened the prestigious film festival, and Amitabh Bachchan has played a special role in the film. Cannes 2013 is also...
  • 'The Great Gatsby' fuels fashion renaissance May 14, 2013

    Directed by Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, it is the latest Hollywood rendition of Fitzgerald's classic American novel, 'The Great Gatsby'. DiCaprio stars in the title role, a millionaire pining for a lost love, played by Carey Mulligan, during the height of the hedonistic 1920s. It has already opened in the...
  • Cannes film festival opens with 'The Great Gatsby' May 14, 2013

    London: The 2013 Cannes film festival opens on Wednesday with Baz Luhrmann's 3D version of 'The Great Gatsby', a lavish throwback to the 'Roaring Twenties' that befits the glamour and excess of the world's biggest cinema showcase. The Australian director's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel starring Leonardo DiCaprio surprised some...
  • 'The Great Gatsby' role is not my Hollywood debut: Amitabh Bachchan May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan has called his belated Hollywood debut in 'The Great Gatsby' "just a friendly gesture" but would not mind doing an encore if he comes across something interesting. "I don't look upon it as my Hollywood debut. It is just a friendly gesture and nothing more. It...
  • 'Iron Man 3' beats 'The Great Gatsby' in box office showdown May 13, 2013

    Tony Stark's superpowers lifted blockbuster 'Iron Man 3' back to the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, beating out a strong debut over the weekend for lavish Jazz Age drama 'The Great Gatsby.' Coming off a gigantic opening a week earlier, 'Iron Man 3' commanded $72.5 million...
  • I never intended to play glamorous roles: Carey Mulligan May 12, 2013

    London: Carey Mulligan is in awe of her 'The Great Gatsby' character as she never played beautiful roles in movies. The 27yearold actress portrays Daisy Buchanan in the bigscreen adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's novel and found herself in awe of the stunning costumes, reported Contactmusic. "I've never aspired to play a...
  • Baz Luhrmann wants Leonardo DiCaprio for 'Hamlet' May 9, 2013

    Los Angeles: Director Baz Luhrmann, who recently worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Great Gatsby', wants to cast the star in 'Hamlet'. The 50yearold Luhrmann has already have worked with DiCaprio twice before and he now wants him in his next project as well. "To me, Gatsby is the American Hamlet. What...
  • All you need to know about the 'The Great Gatsby' before you see it May 7, 2013

    It is hailed as "the great American novel," but so far 'The Great Gatsby' has defied attempts by some of Hollywood's top filmmakers to bring its lyrically romantic story and tragic characters to cinematic life. But that didn't faze director Baz Luhrmann. Luhrmann, known for his lavish productions, assembled a roster of...
  • Amitabh: I wish for only smiles on my fans' faces May 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got emotional when he met his fans in New York during the premiere of his Hollywood movie 'The Great Gatsby'. Amitabh, 70, met his fans and says that it becomes difficult for him to see tears of joy on faces of his fans. "Lovely meeting the Ef (extended...
  • Not worthy of being in 'The Great Gatsby' poster: Big B April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is making his international debut with Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby', feels it's "not worth" being part of the film's poster keeping in mind his blinkandmiss appearance. However, he cant's deny the order of the director. "The poster of 'The Great Gatsby', something I thought to...
  • Jay-Z to put modern jazz twist on Gatsby soundtrack March 16, 2013

    London: U.S. rapper Jay-Z has teamed up with Australian director Baz Luhrmann to produce and perform on the soundtrack for 'The Great Gatsby' which will open the 2013 Cannes film festival in May. Jay-Z said he would join some of the world's top musical artists on the soundtrack which would bring...
  • The Great Gatsby: Watch DiCaprio in the new trailer January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A new trailer of one of the most awaited films of 2013 'The Great Gatsby' has been released. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the film is based on F Scott Fitzgerald's book by the same name. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan in the lead roles. ...
  • Lady Gaga writing songs for 'The Great Gatsby' October 15, 2012

    London: Pop star Lady Gaga and singer Prince are writing songs for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack, actress Adelaide Clemens has said. Prince Rogers Nelson and the 'Poker Face' star reportedly approached the director about working on the musical accompaniments to his forthcoming film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire,...
  • Big B worked for free in 'The Great Gatsby' August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he has not charged anything for his appearance in director Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'. "The role is small, hardly of a minute. Baz Luhrmann was touring India couple of years ago...going all around the country, he dropped in at my office with a friend...
  • Humbled that people still consider me icon: Big B July 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose movie career is into its fifth decade, says he draws inspiration from young actors and is humbled that he is still considered an icon among them. The 69yearold actor began his cinematic journey in 1969 with 'Saat Hindustani' and rose to superstardom with 'Zanjeer'. With more...
  • Eyeing a Hollywood role? Lessons from Freida Pinto July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The success of Slumdog Millionaire fetched an international recognition for Anil Kapoor. Probably this was the reason that he went for a tiny role in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. He might have thought that doing a small role in a big Hollywood film is more worthy than sticking...
  • 'Gatsby' trailer brings alive America of 1920s May 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: Baz Luhrmann has managed to give a glimpse of the glamour and excess of the roaring 1920s of America through the trailer of his 3D film 'The Great Gatsby'. An adaptation of the F Scott Fitzgerald classic, the film also marks the Hollywood debut of Amitabh Bachchan, who...
  • Watch: The trailer of 'The Great Gatsby' May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The trailer of 'The Great Gatsby' is out. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Isla Fisher in the lead roles. Amitabh Bachchan is also visible in this trailer. 'The Great Gatsby' is his first Hollywood venture. Have a look. ...
  • Baz Luhrmann injured on 'The Great Gatsby' set December 27, 2011

    London: Director Baz Luhrmann hurt himself on the sets of 'The Great Gatsby' and he has got three stitches on his head. "We were on quite a cramped set and he was ducking under the crane. He struck his head on the weights on the end of the camera crane....
  • We are so unaware of the 'real India': Big B December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Meeting smalltown India on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), the hugely popular game show, has left him with a sense of inadequacy of not being able to do enough for people but it has also been exceptionally rewarding, says Amitabh Bachchan, who confirms that he will host...