Lars von Trier, born Lars Trier on April 30, 1956 in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, is a noted director and writer. He began making films at the age of eleven and later went on to attend the National Film School of Denmark, where he began to call himself Lars…more
In 1993, Lars directed a French TV commercial for Duran.
Lars stands at 5'7" or 1.70 m.
In 1996, Lars won the Most Popular Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival for his work on the 1996 film Breaking the Waves.
In 2001, Lars was nominated (along with Björk and Sjón Sigurdsson) for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Song - Motion Picture for the song "I've Seen It All" as heard in the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark.
In 1996, Lars won the President Award in the category of Best Director at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival for his work on the 1996 film Breaking the Waves.
In 1996, Lars won the Adolf Grimme Award in the category of Series/Miniseries for his work on the 1994 miniseries Riget.
Lars has four children.
Lars von Trier: A film should be like a rock in the shoe.
Lars von Trier: My films are about ideals that clash with the world. Every time it's a man in the lead, they have forgotten about the ideals. And everytime it's a woman in the lead, they take the ideals all the way.
Lars von Trier: There are a lot of Americans I sympathise with very much, but not the Government right now, no. We just do not agree on pollitics, but that's not being Anti-American. I am critical about a country with a system that allows so many losers. I think that is wrong.
Lars von Trier: Basically, I'm afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking.