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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

Dancer in the Dark
(2000)
Breaking the Waves
(1996)
Melancholia
Melancholia Writer
(2011)
Dogville
Dogville Writer
(2003)

Filmography

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  Études (Short) (written by) (announced)
 2018 The House That Jack Built (screenplay)
 2015 Testamentet: Tage Skou-Hansen (Documentary) (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)
 2005 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 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)
 1996 Breaking the Waves (written by)
 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 [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:

[on the problems of being sober] Who the hell cares about The Rolling Stones when you don't have a sense that they've just emptied a bottle of Jack Daniels? That's nonsense. Or Jimi Hendrix without heroin or whatever he was on. That's rubbish; we can't be bothered with that. We don't want that, because we want their special approach through something mysterious, which is still somehow connected ... See more »

Trivia:

He has directed three actresses to the Best Actress Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Björk for Dancer in the Dark (2000), Charlotte Gainsbourg for Antichrist (2009) and Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia (2011). See more »

Trademark:

Fequently casts Jean-Marc Barr See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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