Mark Anthony Luhrmann, known professionally as Baz Luhrmann, is an Australian film director, producer, writer and actor. With projects spanning film, television, opera, theatre, music and recording industries, he is regarded by some as a contemporary example of an auteur for his style and deep involvement in the writing, directing, design, and musical components of all his work. He is the most commercially successful Australian director, with four of his films in the top ten highest worldwide grossing Australian films of all time. On the screen he is best known for his "Red Curtain Trilogy", consisting of his romantic comedy film Strictly Ballroom and the romantic tragedies William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!. Following the trilogy, projects included Australia, The Great Gatsby, Elvis, and his television period drama The Get Down for Netflix.