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George Miller Biography/Filmography

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[center][IMG][/IMG][/center] George Miller Biography/Filmography The high-energy Australian director and co-creator of the "Mad Max" trilogy of films was a young medical intern, well on his way to a medical career, when his life changed abruptly. In the final year of his studies at the University of New South Wales Medical Facility, Miller and his twin brother entered a one-minute film in a student competition and won first prize- a course at a film workshop in Melbourne. There, he met his future filmmaking partner, Byron Kennedy. Miller and Kennedy collaborated on the 14-minute short "Violence in the Cinema- Part One," a satire on media violence. It won two Australian Film Institute awards. Miller returned to medicine while raising the money to finance his first feature film "Mad Max" (1979). Released in 1982 to worldwide acclaim, "The Road Warrior" was voted Best Foreign Film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and made more than 20 lists of the 10 best films of the year. As a result, Miller was invited by Steven Spielberg to direct the "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode of "Twilight Zone the Movie." Miller has received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for "Lorenzo's Oil," Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for "Babe." [center][IMG][/IMG][/center] Film Highlights of Miller's career: Mad Max: Fury Road (filming, current) Happy feet Two (2011) Happy Feet (2006) Babe: Pig in the City (1998) 40,000 Years of Dreaming (documentary, 1997) Video Fool for Love (1996) Babe (1995) Lorenzo's Oil (1992- also scr, prod.) The Witches of Eastwick (1987) Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985- also co-scr., co-prod.) Twilight Zone the Movie (segment 4) (1983) The Dismissal (TV) (1983) The Road Warrior (1981) Mad Max(1979- also scr.) Violence in the Cinema-Part One (1971) Sources: [url=][b]Warner Brothers[/b] [/url] [url=][b]IMDb[/b] [/url]

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