This FACT indicates the number of top 25 famous Australian directors born in each state.
In 2013, the directors included were: Scott Hicks (Shine, No Reservations)1; Craig Lahiff (Fever); B George Miller (Happy Feet, Mad Max trilogy); P.J. Hogan (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Muriel’s wedding); John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless); Fred Schepisi (Six Degrees of Separation); Gillian Armstrong (Little Women); Russell Mulcahy ( The Real McCoy, The Scorpion King 2, Resident Evil: Extinction); Geoffrey Wright (Romper Stomper, Macbeth); Gregor Jordan (Ned kelly, Unthinkable); Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James)2, Rob Sitch (The Dish, The Castle); Peter Weir (Gallipoli, The Truman Show, Master and Commander, Dead Poet Society); Bruce Beresford (Mao’s Last Dancer, Driving Miss Daisy); Philip Noyce (Salt, The Bone Collector); Baz Luhrmann (Australia, Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet); Alex Proyas (iRobot, Dark City)3, Chris Noonan (Miss Potter, Babe), Simon Wincer (Free Willy, Phar Lap, Crocodile Dundee 2); Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek); Stephen Elliot (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert); James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Star Wars II, The Matrix trilogy); Robert Luketic (21, Monster in Law, Legally Blonde).
1 Scott Hicks was born in Uganda but moved to Adelaide when he was 10 and still lives there.
2 Andrew Dominik was born in new Zealand but moved to Melbourne when he was two.
3 Alex Proyas was born in Egypt to Greek parents and moved to Sydney when he was three.