Lars von Trier

Birthday:

04/30/1956

Place of birth:

Kongens Lyngby, Denmark:

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".


Film Credits

Living the Light - Robby Müller (2018)
as
Bergman - ett år, ett liv (2018)
as Himself
Arteholic (2014)
as
Trespassing Bergman (2013)
as Himself
Side by Side (2012)
as Himself
De unge år (2007)
as Narrator
Chacun son cinema ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumiere s'eteint et que le film commence (2007)
as
Direktøren for det hele (2006)
as Narrator
En samtale med Lars von Trier om Europa-trilogien (2005)
as Interviewee
From Dreyer to von Trier (2005)
as Himself
Dogville Confessions (2004)
as Himself
De fem benspænd (2003)
as Himself - Obstructor / Lars von Trier
De Lutrede (2003)
as Himself
Von Trier's 100 Øjne (2000)
as Himself
The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 (2000)
as Himself
Im Laboratorium des Doktor von Trier: Zurück zur Magie des Kinos (1998)
as Himself
Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997)
as
Riget (1994)
as Himself
The Making of Europa (1991)
as Interviewee
Europa (1991)
as Jew
Trier's Element (1991)
as Himself
Portræt af: Lars von Trier (1991)
as Himself
Epidemic (1987)
as Himself / Dr. Mesmer
Forbrydelsens element (1984)
as Schmuck of Ages
Kaptajn Klyde og hans venner vender tilbage (1980)
as
Menthe - la bienheureuse (1979)
as
Orchidégartneren (1978)
as Victor Morse
Nat, skat (1968)
as

Production Credits

The House That Jack Built (2018)
Director
The House That Jack Built (2018)
Screenplay
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Director
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Writer
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Director
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Writer
En kongelig affære (2012)
Script Supervisor
Melancholia (2011)
Director
Melancholia (2011)
Screenplay
Dimension (2010)
Director
Antichrist (2009)
Director
Antichrist (2009)
Writer
De unge år (2007)
Writer
Cinema 16: European Short Films (U.S. Edition) (2007)
Director
Chacun son cinema ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumiere s'eteint et que le film commence (2007)
Director
Direktøren for det hele (2006)
Director
Direktøren for det hele (2006)
Writer
Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition) (2006)
Director
Le court des grands (2005)
Director
All About Anna (2005)
Executive Producer
Manderlay (2005)
Director
Manderlay (2005)
Screenplay
Dear Wendy (2005)
Screenplay
Visions of Europe (2004)
Producer
Kingdom Hospital (2004)
Writer
Het Zuiden (2004)
Producer
Dogville: Test (2003)
Director
Dogville: Test (2003)
Writer
De fem benspænd (2003)
Director
De fem benspænd (2003)
Author
Dogville (2003)
Camera Operator
Dogville (2003)
Director
Dogville (2003)
Screenplay
D-Dag (2001)
Director
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Camera Operator
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Director
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Writer
Constance (1998)
Producer
Idioterne (1998)
Director of Photography
Idioterne (1998)
Director
Idioterne (1998)
Screenplay
Riget II (1997)
Director
Riget II (1997)
Screenplay
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Director
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Author
Riget (1994)
Director
Riget (1994)
Screenplay
Europa (1991)
Director
Europa (1991)
Screenplay
Medea (1988)
Director
Epidemic (1987)
Director
Epidemic (1987)
Editor
Epidemic (1987)
Screenplay
Forbrydelsens element (1984)
Director
Forbrydelsens element (1984)
Screenplay
Befrielsesbilleder (1982)
Director
Befrielsesbilleder (1982)
Writer
Nocturne (1980)
Director
Nocturne (1980)
Writer
Menthe - la bienheureuse (1979)
Director
Menthe - la bienheureuse (1979)
Writer
Orchidégartneren (1978)
Director
Orchidégartneren (1978)
Writer
En blomst (1971)
Director
Hvorfor flygte fra det du ved du ikke kan flygte fra? Fordi du er en kujon (1970)
Director
Hvorfor flygte fra det du ved du ikke kan flygte fra? Fordi du er en kujon (1970)
Writer
Nat, skat (1968)
Director
Turen til Squashland (1967)
Director