Biography

Lars von Trier ( born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective, although his own films have taken a variety of different approaches. He is known for his female-centric parables and his exploration of controversial subject matter.

Von Trier began making his own films at the age of 11 after receiving a Super-8 camera as a gift, and his first publicly released film was an experimental short called The Orchid Gardener, in 1977. His first feature film came seven years later, The Element of Crime, in 1984. As of 2010, he has directed a further 10 feature films, 5 short films and 4 television productions.

He has been married twice and is currently married to Bente Frøge. Von Trier suffers periodically from depression, as well as various fears and phobias, including an intense fear of flying. As he himself once put it, "Basically, I'm afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking".

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Lars von Trier ( born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective, although his own films have taken a variety of different approaches. He is known for his female-centric parables and his exploration of controversial subject matter.

Von Trier began making his own films at the age of 11 after receiving a Super-8 camera as a gift, and his first publicly released film was an experimental short called The Orchid Gardener, in 1977. His first feature film came seven years later, The Element of Crime, in 1984. As of 2010, he has directed a further 10 feature films, 5 short films and 4 television productions.

He has been married twice and is currently married to Bente Frøge. Von Trier suffers periodically from depression, as well as various fears and phobias, including an intense fear of flying. As he himself once put it, "Basically, I'm afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking".

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lars von Trier, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 52

Birthday 1956-04-30

Place of Birth Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 The House That Jack BuiltDirector
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. IDirector
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. IIDirector
2012 A Royal AffairScript Supervisor
2011 MelancholiaDirector
2010 DimensionDirector
2009 AntichristDirector
2007 To Each His Own CinemaDirector
2006 The Boss of It AllDirector
2005 Le Court des grandsDirector
2005 ManderlayDirector
2003 Dogville: The PilotDirector
2003 The Five ObstructionsDirector
2003 DogvilleDirector
2001 D-DayDirector
2000 Dancer in the DarkDirector
1998 The IdiotsDirector
1997 The Kingdom IIDirector
1996 Breaking the WavesDirector
1994 The Kingdom(8 episodes)Director
1994 The KingdomDirector
1991 EuropaDirector
1988 MedeaDirector
1987 EpidemicDirector
1984 The Element of CrimeDirector
1982 Images of a ReliefDirector
1980 NocturneDirector
1979 Menthe - la bienheureuseDirector
1977 The Orchid GardenerDirector
1971 A FlowerDirector
1970 Why Try to Escape from Which You Know You Can't Escape from? Because You Are a CowardDirector
1968 Nat, skatDirector
1967 The Trip to Squash LandDirector
1900 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & II (Extended Director's Cut)Director

Writing

2018 The House That Jack BuiltWriter
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. IWriter
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. IIWriter
2011 MelancholiaScreenplay
2009 AntichristWriter
2007 The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1Writer
2006 The Boss of It AllWriter
2005 ManderlayScreenplay
2005 Dear WendyScreenplay
2004 Kingdom HospitalWriter
2003 Dogville: The PilotWriter
2003 The Five ObstructionsAuthor
2003 DogvilleScreenplay
2000 Dancer in the DarkWriter
1998 The IdiotsScreenplay
1996 Breaking the WavesAuthor
1994 The Kingdom(8 episodes)Writer
1991 EuropaScreenplay
1987 EpidemicScreenplay
1984 The Element of CrimeAuthor
1982 Images of a ReliefWriter
1980 NocturneWriter
1979 Menthe - la bienheureuseWriter
1977 The Orchid GardenerWriter

Acting

2014 Arteholic
2012 Side by Side as Himself
2007 The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 as Narrator
2006 The Boss of It All as Narrator
2005 A Conversation with Lars von Trier as Himself
2005 From Dreyer to von Trier as Himself
2004 Dogville Confessions as Himself
2003 The Five Obstructions as Himself - Obstructor / Lars von Trier
2000 Von Trier's 100 Eyes as Himself
2000 The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 as Himself
1998 In Doctor von Trier's Laboratory: Back to the Magic of Cinema as Himself
1997 Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier
1991 Europa
1991 Trier's Element as Himself
1991 Portrait of Lars von Trier as Himself
1987 Epidemic as Himself / Dr. Mesmer
1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse
1968 Nat, skat

Production

2005 All About AnnaExecutive Producer
2004 Visions of EuropeProducer
2004 Kingdom Hospital(19 episodes)Producer
2004 The SouthProducer

Camera

2003 DogvilleCamera Operator
2000 Dancer in the DarkCamera Operator
1998 The IdiotsDirector of Photography

Creator

2004 Kingdom HospitalCreator
1994 The KingdomCreator

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