George Miller is a film director, screenwriter, producer best known for directing the Mad Max movies. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller has also been involved in several other projects including the movie Lorenzo’s Oil, Fury Road, and the Academy Award-winning Babe and Happy Feet film series.

Miller is a co-founder of the production houses Kennedy Miller Mitchell, and Dr. D Studios.

Miller won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Happy Feet in 2006. He has also been nominated for five other Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay in 1992 for Lorenzo’s Oil, Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay in 1995 for Babe, and Best Picture and Best Director for Fury Road in 2015.

“What I learned from my dad is, the land,

he loved the land, and my mother.”

Is George Miller Greek?

Yes, George MIller is Greek. Both of his parents immigrated to Australia from Greece.

Miller was born on 3 March 1945 in Brisbane, Queensland, to Greek immigrant parents Dimitri (Jim) Castrisios Miller and Angela Balson. Dimitri was from the Greek island of Kythira, and anglicised his surname from Miliotis to Miller when he emigrated to Australia; the Balson family were Greek refugees from Anatolia, displaced by the 1923 population exchange. The couple married and settled in Chinchilla and had four sons: fraternal twins George and John, Chris, and Bill.

George Miller talks about his parents and Greek heritage: