Lars von Trier

Danish Actor Lars von Trier

Career Timeline

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".

Birth Date
Age 63
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Writer
Film Industry

Top Movies

Top Earning Movies


Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2018 Bergman: A Year in a Life Norway, Sweden Himself Actor 0.00
2018 The House That Jack Built Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden Director, Writer 0.00
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, United Kingdom Director, Writer 0.00
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Sweden Director, Writer 0.00
2011 Melancholia Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden Director, Writer 0.00
2003 Dogville Denmark, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany Director, Writer 0.00
2003 The Five Obstructions Belgium, Denmark, France, Switzerland Himself - Obstructor / Lars von Trier Actor, Director 0.00
2000 Dancer in the Dark Argentina, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States Writer, Director 0.00
1996 Breaking the Waves Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden Director 0.00
1994 The Kingdom Denmark Director, Writer 0.00

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