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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 & 94 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2015 Testamentet: Tage Skou-Hansen (Documentary short) (concept)
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (written by)
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (written by)
 2011 Selma Jezková (Video) (based on the screenplay by)
 2011 Melancholia (written by)
 2010 Dimension 1991-2024 (Video short)
 2009 Antichrist (written by)
 2007 De unge år: Erik Nietzsche sagaen del 1 (as Erik Nietzsche)
 2005 Klovn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's a Jungle Down There (2005) ... (writer)
 2005 Manderlay (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2004 Dear Wendy (written by)
  Kingdom Hospital (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2004) (original mini-series - 5 episodes, 2004) (based on the mini-series "The Kingdom" written by - 3 episodes, 2004)
- Shoulda' Stood in Bed (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- Seizure Day (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- Heartless (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- Black Noise (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- The Young and the Headless (2004) ... (original mini-series)
 2003 Dogville: The Pilot (Video short)
 2003 De fem benspænd (Documentary) (idea - uncredited) / (script - segment "The Perfect Human: Avedøre, Denmark")
 2003 Dogville (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 Dancer in the Dark (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 De udstillede (Documentary)
 1998 Idioterne (writer)
  Riget (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes, 1997) (writer - 3 episodes, 1994) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1994)
- Pandæmonium (1997)
- Gargantua (1997)
- Trækfugle (1997)
- Mors in Tabula (1997)
- De levende døde (1994) ... (writer)
 1996 Breaking the Waves (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 1996 Marathon (TV Series) (concept - 6 episodes)
- Jens Arentzen (1996) ... (concept)
- Jens Okking (1996) ... (concept)
- Anne Marie Helger (1996) ... (concept)
- Pia Kjærsgaard (1996) ... (concept)
- Ali Hamann (1996) ... (concept)
 1994 Lærerværelset (TV Series) (concept - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (concept)
 1991 Europa
 1990 Laid Back: Bet It on You (Video short) (concept)
 1990 Laid Back: Highway of Love (Video short) (concept)
 1988 Medea (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1987 Epidemic (screenplay - as Lars Von Trier)
 1980/I Nocturne (Short)
 1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse (Short) (writer)
 1978 Orchidégartneren (Short)
 1971 En blomst (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1969 En røvsyg oplevelse (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1969 Et skakspil (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1968 Nat, skat (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1967 Turen til Squashland (Short) (as Lars Trier)
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Personal Details

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

American studios give money to directors to educate them away from their creative fingerprint, even if that's the reason they wanted them in the first place. I've avoided that fate by making movies here. You have to fight the urge to do a big action movie. You avoid 'Batman.' The bigger it is, the worse it is. See more »

Trivia:

He was due in 2007 to begin work on a horror movie, Antichrist, which postulates the Earth was created by Satan rather than God. However, it was reported in May 2007 that he was suffering from depression and might cease film-making altogether. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts Stellan Skarsgård. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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