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".

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".

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1956-04-30

Place of Birth Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

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Also Known As

  • Ларс фон Триер
  • 拉斯·馮·提爾
  • ラース・フォン・トリアー
  • لارس فون ترايير
  • Lars Trier
  • 라스 폰 트리에

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 The House That Jack Built Director
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I Director
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II Director
2012 A Royal Affair Script Supervisor
2011 Melancholia Director
2010 Dimension Director
2009 Antichrist Director
2007 Cinema 16: European Short Films (U.S. Edition) Director
2007 To Each His Own Cinema Director
2006 The Boss of It All Director
2006 Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition) Director
2005 Le court des grands Director
2005 Manderlay Director
2003 Dogville: The Pilot Director
2003 The Five Obstructions Director
2003 Dogville Director
2001 D-Day Director
2000 Dancer in the Dark Director
1998 The Idiots Director
1997 The Kingdom II Director
1996 Breaking the Waves Director
1994 The Kingdom (8 episodes)Director Director
1991 Europa Director
1988 Medea Director
1987 Epidemic Director
1984 The Element of Crime Director
1982 Images of Liberation Director
1980 Nocturne Director
1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse Director
1978 The Orchid Gardener Director
1971 A Flower Director
1970 Why Try to Escape from Which You Know You Can't Escape from? Because You Are a Coward Director
1968 Nat, skat Director
1967 The Trip to Squash Land Director

Acting

FreeDogme as himself
Looking Back At The Idiots
2018 Living the Light: Robby Müller
2018 Bergman: A Year in a Life as Himself
2014 Arteholic
2013 Trespassing Bergman as Himself
2012 Side by Side as Himself
2011 The Story of Film: An Odyssey as Himself
2007 The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 as Narrator
2007 To Each His Own Cinema
2006 The Boss of It All as Narrator
2005 A Conversation with Lars von Trier about the Europe Trilogy as Interviewee
2005 Looking Back At The Idiots
2004 Dogville Confessions as Himself
2003 The Five Obstructions as Himself - Obstructor / Lars von Trier
2003 The Purified as Himself
2000 Von Trier's 100 Eyes as Himself
2000 The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 as Himself
2000 The Exhibited
1998 In Doctor von Trier's Laboratory: Back to the Magic of Cinema as Himself
1997 Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier
1997 The Kingdom II as Himself
1994 The Kingdom as Himself
1991 The Making of Europa as Interviewee
1991 Europa as Jew
1991 Portrait of Lars von Trier as Himself
1991 Trier's Element as Himself
1987 Epidemic as Himself / Dr. Mesmer
1984 The Element of Crime as Schmuck of Ages
1980 Kaptajn Klyde og hans venner vender tilbage
1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse
1978 The Orchid Gardener as Victor Morse
1969 Clandestine Summer (4 episodes) as Lars
1968 Nat, skat
1964 Grimme-Preis-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself

Writing

2018 The House That Jack Built Screenplay
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I Writer
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II Writer
2011 Melancholia Screenplay
2010 Dimension Writer
2009 Antichrist Writer
2007 The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 Writer
2006 The Boss of It All Writer
2005 Manderlay Screenplay
2005 Dear Wendy Screenplay
2004 Kingdom Hospital Writer
2003 Dogville: The Pilot Writer
2003 The Five Obstructions Author
2003 Dogville Screenplay
2000 Dancer in the Dark Writer
1998 The Idiots Screenplay
1997 The Kingdom II Screenplay
1996 Breaking the Waves Author
1994 The Kingdom (8 episodes)Writer Screenplay
1991 Europa Screenplay
1987 Epidemic Screenplay
1984 The Element of Crime Screenplay
1982 Images of Liberation Writer
1980 Nocturne Writer
1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse Writer
1978 The Orchid Gardener Writer
1970 Why Try to Escape from Which You Know You Can't Escape from? Because You Are a Coward Writer

Production

2005 All About Anna Executive Producer
2004 Visions of Europe Producer
2004 Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (14 episodes)Producer
2004 The South Producer

Camera

2003 Dogville Camera Operator
2000 Dancer in the Dark Camera Operator
1998 The Idiots Director of Photography

Creator

2004 Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital Creator
1994 The Kingdom Creator

Crew

1994 The Kingdom (8 episodes)Script

Editing

1987 Epidemic Editor

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