Yorgos Lanthimos


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Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theater plays. Kinetta, his first feature film, played at Toronto and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 54 wins & 122 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Lobster Director
(2015)
Dogtooth Director
(2009)
The Favourite Director
(2018)

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 2022 Poor Things (directed by) (pre-production)
 2019 Nimic (Short) (directed by)
 2018 The Favourite (directed by)
 2015 The Lobster
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2013 Necktie (Short)
 2011 Alps
 2009 Dogtooth
 2005 Kinetta
 2002 Uranisco Disco (Short)
 1997 Despina Vandi: Deka Entoles (Video short)
 1995 O viasmos tis Hlois (Short)
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Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the title of The Killing of a Sacred Deer] When we started writing the script and thinking about the story, we discovered there were some parallels with the tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides, and I thought it would be interesting to have a dialogue with something that is so ingrained in Western culture. In life, there are people who come up against huge dilemmas, and the concept of ... See more »

Trivia:

Nominated for a 2019 Academy Award in the Best Director category for his work on The Favourite (2018) but lost to Alfonso Cuarón for Roma (2018). See more »

Trademark:

Absurdist black comedy See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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