The Great Gatsby (2013 Film)

Introduction

The Great Gatsby is a 2013 romance drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the eponymous Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Debicki.[5] Production began in 2011 and took place in Australia, with a $190 million budget. The film follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), who recounts his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties in New York state.

The film polarized critics, receiving both praise and criticism for its acting performances, soundtrack, visual style, and direction. Audiences responded more positively[6] and Fitzgerald's granddaughter praised the film, stating "Scott would have been proud."[7] As of 2017, it is Luhrmann's highest-grossing film, grossing over $353 million worldwide.[8] At the 86th Academy Awards, the film won in both of its nominated categories: Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.


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