George Miller i(15 works by) (birth name: George Miliotis)
Also writes as: Terry Kaye
Born: Established: 1945 Chinchilla, Chinchilla area, Chinchilla - Miles - Wallumbilla area, Darling Downs, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

George Miller is the son of Greek immigrant parents. He attended Ipswich Grammar School, then studied medicine at the University of New South Wales with his twin brother John. While in his final year at medical school, George and his younger brother Chris made a one-minute short film that won them first prize in a student competition. In 1971, George attended a film workshop at Melbourne University where he met fellow student, Byron Kennedy who would also become a film producer. Miller and Kennedy have collaborated on numerous works. In 1972, Miller completed his residency at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital, spending his time off crewing on short experimental films.

Miller's first feature film as director was Mad Max , a film that won a variety of awards, including six Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards. Miller's role as producer of Flirting and Dead Calm (films) and Bangkok Hilton and Vietnam (TV mini-series), all starring Nicole Kidman, was instrumental in the early development of her career.

In 2010, Miller became the first non United States of America citizen to be granted honorary membership of the Visual Effects Society for his long-standing contribution to the industry.

Awards for Works

Mad Max : Fury Road 2015 single work film/TV science fiction

Despite post-dating the third film in the series by some thirty years, this instalment is said to fit in the timeline somewhere between films one and two.

Max Rockatansky, trapped in the citadel of warlord Immortan Joe, crosses paths with Imperator Furiosa, who is on a mission to free Joe's enslaved 'brides' and take them to the Green Place, the Land of Many Mothers.

2016 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Picture
2016 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Director
2016 nominated International Awards Golden Globe Awards (USA) Best Motion Picture - Drama
2016 nominated International Awards Golden Globes (USA) Best Director - Motion Picture
2015 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Original Screenplay
2015 shortlisted International Awards Nebula Awards Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Happy Feet 2006 single work film/TV children's fantasy

Mumble, a young penguin living in the Antarctic, is the only penguin in his colony who is unable to sing: all other penguins attract mates by singing their 'heartsong'. But Mumble can do something that no other penguin has ever been able to do: tap dance. And with this talent, he can not only attract his soulmate but also stop the over-fishing that is endangering the penguin population.

2007 winner International Awards Academy Awards Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
2007 winner International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Animated Feature Film
Babe 1995 single work film/TV fantasy children's

Based on the novel The Sheep-Pig by British writer Dick King-Smith, Babe follows the adventures of a plucky piglet who is separated from his mother, brought to Farmer Hoggett's farm, and adopted by Fly, a kindly sheep-dog. His desire to emulate her and her mate, Rex, leads to farmer Hoggett training him as a 'sheep-pig' and entering him in the local sheep-dog trails, despite the derision of the other farmers.

1996 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Picture
1996 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
1996 nominated International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Film
1996 nominated International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted
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