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)

Filmography

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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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Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's really hard for me to talk about my films because there are a lot of things that are very intuitive and subconscious, things that someone can read that I'm not aware of. So sometimes it's so much better when someone else comes in and says, "I understand it this way." There's no wrong or right. It's just this thing that we put out there into the world, and hopefully each person will be able ... See more »

Trivia:

Every time before making a new film, he watches Seijun Suzuki's 'Branded to Kill' (1967) to get inspiration. See more »

Trademark:

A flair for the perverse See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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