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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 & 94 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Melancholia
Melancholia Writer
(2011)
Dogville
Dogville Writer
(2003)
Dancer in the Dark
(2000)
Antichrist
Antichrist Writer
(2009)

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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 De unge år: Erik Nietzsche sagaen del 1 (as Erik Nietzsche)
 2005 Manderlay (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2004 Dear Wendy (written by)
 2003 Dogville (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 Dancer in the Dark (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 1998 Idioterne (writer)
 1996 Breaking the Waves (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 1991 Europa
 1987 Epidemic (screenplay - as Lars Von Trier)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed [error]'s music video for "Bakerman" (1990). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 15 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:

Everything is going to Hell, but we should smile all the way. See more »

Trivia:

Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves (1996). See more »

Trademark:

Shoots digitally, encorporating imperfect hand-held camera movements that go in and out of focus. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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