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Lars von Trier


Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 95 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (written by)
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (written by)
 2011 Melancholia (written by)
 2009 Antichrist (written by)
 2007 The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (as Erik Nietzsche)
 2005 Manderlay (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2004 Dear Wendy (written by)
 2003 The Five Obstructions (Documentary) (idea - uncredited) / (script - segment "Avedøre, Denmark")
 2003 Dogville (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 Dancer in the Dark (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 The Exhibited (Documentary)
 1998 The Idiots (writer)
 1996 Breaking the Waves (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 1991 Europa
 1987 Epidemic (screenplay - as Lars Von Trier)
 1980/I Nocturne (Short)
 1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse (Short) (writer)
 1977 The Orchid Gardener (Short)
 1971 A Flower (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1969 A Chess Game (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1969 A Dead Boring Experience (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1968 Good Night, Dear (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1967 The Trip to Squash Land (Short) (as Lars Trier)
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Other Works:

Directed TV commercial "Sauna" for Ekstra Bladet (Danish tabloid paper). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 14 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Erik Nietzsche | Lars Trier | Lars Von Trier

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

Forget all the excuses, 'the childish fascination' and 'the all embracing humility', for this is my confession, black on white: I, Lars von Trier, am but a simple masturbator of the silver screen. See more »

Trivia:

In 1995, his dying mother told her son on her deathbed that the man he believed was his father was, in fact, was not. Following her death, he tracked down his biological father, a 90-year-old man who after four combative meetings told him that, if he wanted to speak to him again, he could do it through his lawyer. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts Charlotte Gainsbourg. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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