Baz Luhrmann - A Celebratory dinner and screening of 'No.5 The Film' was held in New York City and stars were photographed as they arrived at the event in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 13th October 2014
Lizzy Caplain, Karolina Kurkova, Baz Luhrmann and John Leguizamo - 2014 US Open Tennis Championships - Celebrity Sightings - Women's Singles Final - New York, United States - Sunday 7th September 2014
Baz Luhrmann, Lillian Amanda Luhrmann and Catherine Martin - Glamour 2013 Women Of the Year Awards, held at Carnegie Hall-Outside Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 12th November 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio did his best to woo Cara Delevingne, to no avail.
Leonardo Dicaprio has certainly racked up an impressive number of supermodel girlfriends over the years, though British Burberry star Cara Delevingne isn't one of them. According to The Sun newspaper, Cara snubbed the Hollywood A-lister at the after-party of the Great Gatsby premiere at Cannes last week.
A source said: "Normally all Leo has to do is look at a girl and they fall at his feet. Though Cara was having none of it.He spent the night chasing after her and essentially she blew him out." The insider says the pair spoke for a while and eventually swapped numbers after Leo had invited her to a party back at his suite. "He tried every trick in the book and apparently kept lunging for her but she kept dodging them," said the source, "Everyone is howling at the fact she actually knocked back the biggest actor in the world.She thought he was too forward and too old."
DiCaprio - who stars as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's reimagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel - has previously dated Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, Erin Heatherton, Anne Vyalitsyna and Eva Herzigova. Delevingne, who previously dated the folk-rock musician Jake Bugg, is said to be moving in with best pal Rita Ora in East London later this year.
Continue reading: So, Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Get Knocked Back By Cara Delevingne?
Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) is the perfect director to take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel about the American dream, simply because he's an expert at showing the emptiness of hyperactive excess. The film is a feast for the eye from start to finish, but it also eats away at us with its bleak story of people who live the high life even though it leaves them naggingly unsatisfied.
The tale is told by Nick (Maguire), trying to work through his life-changing summer in 1922 Long Island, where he rented a small cottage across the sound from his wealthy cousin Daisy (Mulligan), who is married to his college pal Tom (Edgerton), an all-American sportsman with an eye for other women. Next door to Nick's cottage is the vast mansion owned by reclusive millionaire Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio), who throws outrageously raucous parties for New York's celebrity class. But Nick realises that Jay only does this to catch the eye of Daisy, because he's still in love with her after a romance five years earlier. Now he wants to take her away from Tom, and he needs Nick's help.
It's tricky to know whether Luhrmann is celebrating Gatsby's luxuriant lifestyle or offering a cautionary tale about the emptiness of materialism. Obviously, the story is trying to do both, and Luhrmann fills the surfaces with decadent extravagance, filling the air with wafting fabric, buckets of glitter and exploding fireworks. Like a lavish 3D pop-up book, the party scenes are wildly over-the-top, as are smaller gatherings in opulent city flats or roaring open-top cars. These people's lives are so vacuous that they live at top speed, always in search of the next thrill. And it's difficult not to see Gatsby's earnest quest as just another greedy acquisition.
Continue reading: The Great Gatsby Review
Thumbs up from the author's family means everything to Luhrmann.
Stuff what the critics are saying, if you’re pleasing the granddaughter of the person who wrote the original novel then your film’s a-ok. That’s what Baz Luhrmann will be clinging on to (well, that and a load of moolah at the box office) as The Great Gatsby takes a bit of a critical panning.
Yep, according to the Daily Telegraph, the granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote the original novel in 1922, was loving the film adaptation starring Leonardo Di Caprio. At a press conference, Luhrmann told the assembled throng at the Cannes Film Festival that he’d been accompanied to the US premiere by the Fizgerald family member, where she’d told him she “loved the music” and thought her granddad “would be proud of the movie.” He added "For me, that was about as good as it could possibly get.”
Leonardo DiCaprio had some words about the film too, telling reporters "One of the most powerful things about this novel is that it's still discussed 90 years later.” He added "People are still talking about and trying to dissect each one of Fitzgerald's statements, each one of his lines, every bit of symbolism. And it was kind of an endless journey as we discussed this novel, trying to dissect what he truly meant for each scene, from scene to scene."