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Encyclopedia > George Miller (producer)

George (Miliotis) Miller (born March 3, 1945), is an Academy-Award winning Australian film and television screenwriter, director and producer. He is probably most well known for his work on the Mad Max movies, but has been involved in a wide range of projects. March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Mad Max is an Australian apocalyptic science fiction action film from 1979 directed by George Miller and written by Miller and Byron Kennedy. ...


Biography

George Miliotis was born in Chinchilla, Queensland, to Greek immigrant parents: Dimitri (Jim) Castrisios Miliotis, from Kythera, and Evangelia (Angela) Balloyoulo. The Balloyoulo family were Greek refugees from Asia Minor, while Dimitri was from the Greek Island of Kythera and he anglicised his surname to Miller when he emigrated to Australia[1]. The couple married and settled in Chinchilla and had four sons. The first two, non-identical twins were George and John, and later, Chris and Bill (Vassilli). The town of Chinchilla (approximately 300 kilometres NW of Brisbane) was established in 1878. ... Kythira, also seen as Kythera, Cythera or Tsirigo, is an island, one of the Ionian Islands. ... Anatolia (Greek: ανατολη anatole, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Fraternal twin boys in the tub The term twin most notably refers to two individuals (or one of two individuals) who have shared the same uterus (womb) and usually, but not necessarily, born on the same day. ... Bill (Miliotis) Miller was born on in Chinchilla, Queensland to Greek parents. ...


George served as an altar boy at the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, Rose Bay. He attended Sydney Boys High School, then studied medicine at the University of New South Wales with his twin brother John. While in his final year at Med 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. In 1972, Miller completed his residency at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital, spending his time-off crewing on short experimental films. Miller formed an irrepressible bond with fellow film fanatic Byron Kennedy. The pair collaborated in numerous works since. The Orthodox Church of Constantinople is one of the fifteen autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches. ... Saint-George is a municipality with 695 inhabitants (as of 2003) in the district of Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... Rose Bay is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located five kilometers to the east of the central business district of Sydney. ... Sydney Boys High School is a secondary school in Sydney, Australia. ... The University of New South Wales or UNSW is a university situated in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The University of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, in Victoria, is the second oldest university in Australia (the University of Sydney is the oldest). ... Byron Eric Kennedy (18th August 1949 - July 17 1983) Born Melbourne was an Australian Film Producer best known for the Mad Max series of films. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ...


George wrote and directed the Mad Max movies starring Mel Gibson (Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome); co-wrote Babe and wrote and directed its sequel; and Lorenzo's Oil. He also directed The Witches of Eastwick, starring Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer. Mad Max is an Australian apocalyptic science fiction action film from 1979 directed by George Miller and written by Miller and Byron Kennedy. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American born Australian actor, director, and producer. ... Mad Max is an Australian apocalyptic science fiction action film from 1979 directed by George Miller and written by Miller and Byron Kennedy. ... Road Warrior redirects here. ... Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was a 1985 film, the second sequel to the action movie Mad Max. ... Babe is an Academy Award-winning 1995 film that tells the story of a pig who wants to be a herding dog, and which speaks to the arbitrary and unfair nature of class systems. ... Babe: Pig in the City is the second on the Babe series. ... Lorenzos Oil is a 1992 dramatic film directed by George Miller. ... The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 feature film based on the novel of the same title by John Updike. ... This article refers to the actor. ... Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere (b. ... Michelle Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress. ...


George Miller's role as producer of Flirting, Dead Calm and the TV mini-series Bangkok Hilton and Vietnam, all starring Nicole Kidman, was instrumental in the early development of her career. Flirting is a 1991 Australian film about a romance between two teenagers, written and directed by John Duigan. ... Dead Calm is a 1989 thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. ... Bangkok Hilton is a six-part Australian mini-series, made in 1989 by director Ken Cameron. ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967) is an Australian[2][3] Academy Award-winning film actress and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. ...


Miller recently spent 18 months in Sydney, Australia directing the computer-animated film Happy Feet, a musical epic about the life of penguins in Antarctica [2]. The Warner Brothers-produced film was released in November 2006, and is Australia's largest animated film project, with a crew of over 300 artists and technicians at the visual effects house Animal Logic. As well as being a runaway box office success, Happy Feet has also brought Miller his fourth Academy Award nomination, and his first win in the category of Best Animated Feature. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed by George Miller. ... Binomial name Aptenodytes forsteri Gray, 1844 The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. ... Warner Bros. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Visual effects (vfx) is the term given to a sub-category of special effects in which images or film frames are created or manipulated for film and video. ... Animal Logic is a digital visual effects company based at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed by George Miller. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


He should not be confused with another Australian director, also named George Miller, who directed The Man From Snowy River and other films in Australia and internationally. George T. Miller (born 1945) is a Scottish-born Australian film and television director and producer. ...


Trivia

Bill (Miliotis) Miller was born on in Chinchilla, Queensland to Greek parents. ... Kythira, also seen as Kythera, Cythera or Tsirigo, is an island, one of the Ionian Islands. ... Sydney Boys High School is a secondary school in Sydney, Australia. ...

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