Born On This Day — September 17, 1962

Baz Luhrmann - Australia

If you make a film full of risk, studios don’t run towards you to give you $50,000,000 in order to reinvent the post-modern musical, I can tell you. If you do manage to cajole them into doing it and you want to maintain the flag of creative freedom, you better make sure that it pays its bill.

—Baz Luhrmann