George Miller

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  • Birth Name: George Miliotis
  • Birth Place: Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Made short films while in medical school, including parody Violence in the Cinema: Part 1, which premiered at the 1971 Sydney Film Festival.
  • Completed his medical degree and a residency at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital in 1972.
  • Founded the production company Kennedy Miller in 1973 with producer Byron Kennedy. (It was renamed Kennedy Miller Mitchell in 2009.)
  • Part of the "new wave" of Australian filmmakers, first gaining notice for Mad Max (1979).
  • Was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1996.
  • In 2010, was awarded France's most prestigious artistic award, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (the Order of Arts and Letters).
  • Often confused with another Australian director with the same name, whose films include The Man From Snowy River (1982).

Awards

  • 1996, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1996, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1979, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1987, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Feature Film: Winner
  • 2015, AACTA Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2006, Oscar — Best Animated Feature Film: Winner
  • 1996, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2015, AACTA Awards — Best Direction: Winner
  • 2007, Australian Film Institute Awards — Global Achievement Award: Winner
  • 1993, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1982, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Achievement in Editing: Winner
  • 2015, AACTA Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 1982, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Achievement in Direction: Winner
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1989, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1990, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Animated Feature Film: Winner
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1995, Australian Film Institute Awards — Raymond Longford Award: Winner
  • 2015, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1979, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Margaret Sixel — Significant Other
  • John Miller — Brother
  • Envangalia (Angela) Miliotis — Mother
  • Dimitri (Jim) Castrisios Miliotis — Father
  • Chris Miller — Brother
  • Bill Miller — Brother
  • Buda Miller — Son
  • Sandy Gore — Ex-wife
  • Augusta Miller — Daughter
  • Tige Miller — Son

College

  • University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia (Bachelor of Medicine, 1971)

Details

  • Birth Name: George Miliotis
  • Birth Place: Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer

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