Lars von Trier

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 04/30/1956 (63) | Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning almost four decades. His work is known for its genre and technical innovation; confrontational examination of existential, social, and political issues; and his treatment of subjects such as mercy, sacrifice, and mental health. Among his more than 100 awards and 200 nominations at film festivals worldwide, von Trier has received: the Palme d'Or (for Dancer in the Dark), the Grand Prix (for Breaking the Waves), the Prix du Jury (for Europa), and the Technical Grand Prize (for The Element of Crime and Europa) at the Cannes Film Festival. Von Trier is the founder and shareholder of the international film production company Zentropa Films, which has sold more than 350 million tickets and garnered seven Academy Award nominations over the past 25 ye... ()
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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".

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Horror

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Lars von Trier

Knight of The Order of The Dannebrog Konrad Wolf Prize European Film Award for Best Film Danish Dramatics' Honorary Award Sonning Prize

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Movies with Lars von Trier as Actor(30)

as himself2019 FreeDogme
as himself2013 Trespassing Bergman
as himself2012 Side by Side
as Narrator2006 The Boss of It All
as himself2004 Dogville Confessions
as Himself - Obstructor / Lars von Trier2003 The Five Obstructions
as himself2003 The Purified
as himself2000 Von Trier's 100 Eyes
as himself1997 The Kingdom II
as himself1994 The Kingdom
as himself1991 Trier's Element
as Jew1991 Europa
as Interviewee1991 The Making of Europa
as Himself / Dr. Mesmer1987 Epidemic
as Schmuck of Ages1984 The Element of Crime
as Victor Morse1978 The Orchid Gardener

Movies with Lars von Trier as Crew(66)

Directing/Director2018 The House That Jack Built
Writing/Screenplay2018 The House That Jack Built
Directing/Director2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Writing/Writer2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Directing/Director2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Writing/Writer2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Directing/Script Supervisor2012 A Royal Affair
Directing/Director2011 Melancholia
Writing/Screenplay2011 Melancholia
Directing/Director2010 Dimension
Writing/Writer2010 Dimension
Directing/Director2009 Antichrist
Writing/Writer2009 Antichrist
Directing/Director2007 To Each His Own Cinema
Directing/Director2006 The Boss of It All
Writing/Writer2006 The Boss of It All
Production/Executive Producer2005 All About Anna
Directing/Director2005 Manderlay
Writing/Screenplay2005 Manderlay
Writing/Screenplay2005 Dear Wendy
Production/Producer2004 Visions of Europe
Production/Producer2004 The South
Writing/Writer2004 Kingdom Hospital
Directing/Director2003 The Five Obstructions
Writing/Author2003 The Five Obstructions
Directing/Director2003 Dogville
Writing/Screenplay2003 Dogville
Camera/Camera Operator2003 Dogville
Directing/Director2003 Dogville: The Pilot
Writing/Writer2003 Dogville: The Pilot
Directing/Director2001 D-Day
Directing/Director2000 Dancer in the Dark
Writing/Writer2000 Dancer in the Dark
Camera/Camera Operator2000 Dancer in the Dark
Production/Producer1998 Constance
Directing/Director1998 The Idiots
Writing/Screenplay1998 The Idiots
Camera/Director of Photography1998 The Idiots
Directing/Director1997 The Kingdom II
Writing/Screenplay1997 The Kingdom II
Directing/Director1996 Breaking the Waves
Writing/Author1996 Breaking the Waves
Directing/Director1994 The Kingdom
Writing/Screenplay1994 The Kingdom
Directing/Director1991 Europa
Writing/Screenplay1991 Europa
Directing/Director1988 Medea
Directing/Director1987 Epidemic
Writing/Screenplay1987 Epidemic
Editing/Editor1987 Epidemic
Directing/Director1984 The Element of Crime
Writing/Screenplay1984 The Element of Crime
Directing/Director1982 Images of Liberation
Writing/Writer1982 Images of Liberation
Directing/Director1980 Nocturne
Writing/Writer1980 Nocturne
Directing/Director1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse
Writing/Writer1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse
Writing/Writer1978 The Orchid Gardener
Directing/Director1978 The Orchid Gardener
Directing/Director1971 A Flower
Directing/Director1968 Nat, skat
Directing/Director1967 The Trip to Squash Land

Full Name: Lars Trier
Citizenship: Denmark
Born: Monday, 04/30 1956 (April) in Kongens Lyngby (current age: 63 years + 112 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: Danish (DA), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Educated at: National Film School of Denmark
Father: Fritz Michael Hartmann
Influenced by/Role models: Andrei Tarkovsky
Other names for Lars von Trier (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ларс фон Триер"
"لارس فون ترايير"
"Lars Trier"
"라스 폰 트리에"
Lars von Trier frequently works together with these people:
Udo Kier (15x, Actor)
Stellan Skarsgård (11x, Actor)
Jean-Marc Barr (11x, Actor)
Niels Vørsel (9x, Crew)
Vibeke Windeløv (7x, Crew)
Simone Grau (7x, Crew)
Jens Okking (2x, Actor)
Thomas Winding (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2859, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/27/2019