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‘Moulin Rouge’ director Baz Luhrmann to speak at the university of Princeton

FILE – In this June 16, 2016 file photo, director Baz Luhrmann attends the UJA-Federation of New York’s ‘Music Visionary of the Year Award” lunch in New York. “Moulin Rouge” director Luhrmann will speak to graduating seniors at the university of Princeton. Princeton graduating class chose him as their Class Day speaker next month. The Australian will address the graduates and their guests the day before commencement. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Associated Press)

PRINCETON, N. J. – “Moulin Rouge” director Baz Luhrmann will speak to graduating seniors at the university of Princeton.

Princeton graduating class chose him as their Class Day speaker next month. The Australian will address the graduates and their guests the day before commencement.

The Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and producer of movies like “The Great Gatsby” and “Romeo + Juliet.” His series “The battle,” tells the birth of hip-hop, premiered on Netflix in 2016.

Class Day co-chair Deana Hamlin says Luhrmann ‘ s example of pursing one of the passions is a fitting mindset to bring to the graduates before entering the real world.”

Past Class Day speakers include former Vice President Al Gore and Christopher Nolan, director of Batman Dark Knight trilogy.

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