Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann (; born 17 September 1962) is an Australian film and theater director, screenwriter, producer, and record producer. He is known for a distinctive, colorful visual style with strong musical influences. Best known for his Red Curtain Trilogy, comprising his romantic comedy film Strictly Ballroom (1992), the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), and the pastiche-jukebox musical Moulin Rouge! (2001), as well as his albums and song collaborations for Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby. Additional projects for theater include stage productions of Puccini's La Bohème for Broadway and Strictly Ballroom (musical).