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GEORGE MILLER (Director / Co-Writer / Producer) is a three-time Academy Award nominee. He was honored with nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for his work as a producer and a writer on the breakout hit family feature "Babe.” The film earned a total of seven Academy Award nominations, winning the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. In addition, "Babe” garnered four BAFTA Award nominations, including two for Miller for Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical. Miller had previously received his first Oscar nomination, for Best Original Screenplay, for the moving drama "Lorenzo's Oil,” which he co-wrote, directed and produced. The film starred Susan Sarandon, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, and Nick Nolte.

Miller made his feature film directorial debut on the international success "Mad Max,” which he also co-wrote. The film launched the career of its star, Mel Gibson, and spawned two successful sequels, "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.” Miller is currently in development on the fourth installment of the film series.

More recently, he directed, produced and co-wrote the "Babe” sequel, "Babe: Pig in the City.” Miller's other film directing credits include "The Witches of Eastwick,” starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer; and the "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” segment of "Twilight Zone: The Movie.” Miller has produced John Duigan's "The Year My Voice Broke” and "Flirting,” as well as Philip Noyce's "Dead Calm” which brought Nicole Kidman to the world's attention. In 1995, he produced "Video Fool for Love,” and then wrote, directed, produced and narrated the documentary "40,000 Years of Dreaming,” the Australian contribution to the international celebration of the Century of Cinema.

A native of Australia, Miller earned a degree in medicine from the University of New South Wales. At a filmmaking workshop he met Byron Kennedy, and the two collaborated on a comedy short called "Violence in the Cinema – Part 1.” The short won two Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards and, following its success, Miller and Kennedy formed Kennedy Miller Productions in 1972.

Kennedy Miller Productions has since won more than 25 AFI Awards, 10 Australian Logie Awards and various international awards. In 1982, Miller wrote, directed and executive produced a six-hour miniseries called "The Dismissal,” which broke all ratings records in Australia. Under the Kennedy Miller banner, Miller produced the television projects "Bodyline,” "Cowra Breakout,” "Vietnam,” "The Dirtwater Dynasty,” and "Bangkok Hilton,” again starring Nicole Kidman.

Miller is a key figure within the Australian film industry serving as a Patron of the Sydney Film Festival, the Australian Film Institute and the Brisbane International Film Festival. In 1996 he was awarded the Order of Australia for distinguished service to Australian cinema.

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