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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 & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (written by)
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 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)
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 2003 Dogville (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 Dancer in the Dark (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 1998 The Idiots (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 a number of TV commercials for Ekstra Bladet (Danish tabloid paper), starring Ernst-Hugo Järegård. 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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When you shoot a film, it's hard work, and you tend to drink more. ... I've taken other drugs that helped me a lot - that was kind of the way I worked. But drinking is more to overcome some anxiety. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded UNICEF's 'Cinema for Peace Award' at the 2004 Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival). He got the award because almost all of his films deal with subjects like mercy and ethics. See more »

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

Star Sign:

Taurus

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