“Mad Max: Fury Road” is out this weekend, which brings back its rugged semi-hero, Max Rockatansky, with Tom Hardy taking over for Mel Gibson. But it also brings back the franchise’s director, George Miller, to the action genre he helped beef up. Over the last three decades he’s strayed far afield from action, establishing himself as one of the most versatile of mainstream filmmakers. Above are the many faces of “Mad Max”’s mastermind. 

Read our review of "Mad Max: Fury Road," our piece on the ways the series impacted movies and interviews with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

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