George Miller

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
A wildly imaginative Australian filmmaker, writer-director George Miller received critical and popular success in both live-action and animation over the course of several decades. After life as a medical doctor, Miller ... Read more »
Born: 03/03/1945 in Chinchilla, Queensland, AU

Filmography

Producer (14)

Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Babe 2: Pig in the City 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Babe 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Video Fool For Love 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flirting 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bangkok Hilton 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dead Calm 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Year My Voice Broke 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Chain Reaction 1979 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (13)

Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Babe 2: Pig in the City 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Dead Calm 1989 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

The Witches of Eastwick 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Twilight Zone - the Movie 1983 (Movie)

("Nightmare at 20,000 Feet") (Director)

The Road Warrior 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Mad Max 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

The Chain Reaction 1979 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Writer (10)

Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Babe 2: Pig in the City 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Babe 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Road Warrior 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mad Max 1979 (Movie)

(From Story)

Mad Max 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

("The Mighty Sven") (Song)
Editor (1)

The Road Warrior 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)
Actor (1)

Biography

A wildly imaginative Australian filmmaker, writer-director George Miller received critical and popular success in both live-action and animation over the course of several decades. After life as a medical doctor, Miller rose to critical acclaim as a filmmaker, thanks to his post-apocalyptic action movie "Mad Max" (1979), starring a then-unknown Aussie actor named Mel Gibson. But it was the much better sequel "The Road Warrior" (1980) that catapulted both director and star into international fame. From there, he directed Gibson in the studio-made sequel, "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" (1985) and helmed the horror comedy "The Witches of Eastwick" (1987), starring Jack Nicholson as Satan lusting after three lonely women. After producing "Flirting" (1991), Nicole Kidman's final Australian production before transitioning to Hollywood, Miller wrote and directed the acclaimed tearjerker "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992). He had one of his biggest critical and commercial hits with the endearing "Babe" (1995) and it's equally delightful sequel "Babe: Pig in the City" (1996), before winning the Oscar for Best Animated Film for his box-office smash "Happy Feet" (2006). Though he stumbled a bit with the inferior sequel "Happy Feet Two" (2011), Miller remained one of the more underappreciated, but successful filmmakers working in Hollywood.

Relationships

Envangalia Balloyoulo

Mother
The Balloyoulo family were Greek refugees from Asia Minor, who emigrated to Australia

Dimitri Miliotis

Father
Greek immigrant from Kythera

Chris Miliotis

Brother
younger

John Miliotis

Brother
non-identical twin of George

Bill Miller Producer

Brother
younger

EDUCATION

Melbourne University

1971
attended a Film Workshop where he met fellow studentand future collaborator, Byron Kennedy; taught by Philip Noyce

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Ipswich Grammar School

Queensland

University of New South Wales

1964 - 1970
attended with his twin brother John

Milestones

2011

Wrote, directed, and produced the animated sequel "Happy Feet Two"

2006

Wrote, produced and directed the computer-animated film "Happy Feet"; also co-produced with brother Bill Miller

1998

Wrote and directed the sequel "Babe: Pig in the City"

1995

Produced and co-wrote the family film "Babe"

1992

Directed "Lorenzo's Oil," a dramatic film based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone, two parents in a relentless search for a cure for their son Lorenzo's adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

1991

Reunited with Kidman to direct her in the Australian film "Flirting"

1989

Produced and served as second unit director of "Dead Calm," directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Sam Neill and Nicole Kidman

1987

Returned to Australia to concentrate on producing dramatic TV programming such as "Bangkok Hilton" and "Vietnam" under his Kennedy Miller company; both starring Nicole Kidman

1987

Directed "The Witches of Eastwick," starring Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer

1980

Wrote and directed the Mad Max movies starring Mel Gibson, "Mad Max" (1980), "The Road Warrior" (1981), and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" (1985)

Moved to Melbourne, formed production company with Byron Kennedy

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