Director Baz Luhrmann to Speak at Princeton Graduation

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Baz Luhrmann

Former Vice President Al Gore and Christopher Nolan have addressed the school's graduating class in past years.

Director Baz Luhrmann is set to speak to graduating seniors at Princeton University.

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

The Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and producer's films include The Great Gatsby and Romeo + Juliet. His Netflix series The Get Down, which focuses on the birth of hip-hop, premiered in 2016.

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

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