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Profile:Craig Pearce/Screenwriter/BAFTA Nom/ Gatsby

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In 1991 Craig co-wrote with Baz Luhrmann the screenplay for the enormously successful feature film Strictly Ballroom, which won eight AFI awards, including Best Screenplay, was nominated for five BAFTAS, including Best Screenplay, won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Best Screenplay. In 1994 Pearce and Luhrmann adapated William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for the screen. The film, starring Leonard DiCaprio, broke box office records worldwide. Among its many nominations and awards, the film won the Alfred Bauer Award, the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and four BAFTAs (including Best Screenplay).Craig began working with Baz Luhrmann on the screenplay of Moulin Rouge in 1997. The film, which starred Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, was in competition at – and opened – the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. The screenplay was nominated for a Golden Satellite and a BAFTA, and the film’s many accolades include winning two National Board Of Review awards (including best film), nine Golden Satellite awards, three Golden Globes, including best film musical or comedy, a Grammy Award, the Los Angeles Film Festival movie of the year, five Australian AFI awards, two US AFI awards and numerous other awards around the world. It was also nominated for eleven BAFTAs, including Best Screenplay, nominated for the WGA Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen and nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. 2005 Craig wrote The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud for Universal Studios.Craig and Baz Luhrmann re-teamed to write The Great Gatsby. The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, opened the 66th Cannes Film Festival and has since opened around the world.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film