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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 96 wins & 96 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)
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 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)
 2005 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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Other Works:

Directed TV commercial urging Danes to vote for entry into the European single currency. 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:

A big part of our lives has to do with America. In our country it is overwhelming. I feel there could just as well be an American military presence in Denmark. We are a nation under a very bad influence, because I think Bush is an asshole and doing a lot of really stupid things. America is sitting on the world and therefore I am making films about it. I'd say 60% of the things I have experienced ... See more »

Trivia:

Steven Spielberg offered him the chance to direct a film in America after he saw Europa (1991) but von Trier turned the script down. See more »

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Star Sign:

Taurus

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