Lars von Tier

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Lars von Trier is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He was born on 30 April 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark. His most notable films are Nymphomaniac v.I (2013) and Nymphomaniac v.II (2013), Melancholia (2011), Antichrist (2009), Dogville (2003), and Dancer in the Dark (2000). His films are often made in trilogies. He was awarded knighthood to the Order of the Dannebrog in 1997 but he decided to decline this prize ten years later.

Von Trier was raised as a nudist and his parent refused to make rules for him causing his childhood to be unconventional. He has many phobias including an intense fear of flying. He studied film at the Danish Film School. He created his first feature film The Element of Crime in 1984. Von Trier has been producing his best films for over thirty years.

Dancer in the Dark was nominated for an Oscar for best music and best original song. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe for best original song-motion picture. His films Melancholia, Dogville, and Dancer in the Dark caused him to win the European Film Award for best director. Many of his films were nominated at the Cannes Film Festival as well.

Von Trier helped start the Dogme 95 which is an avant-garde movement of filmmaking that follows the Dogme 95 Manifesto. This is a list of rules to create filmmaking based on story, acting, and theme rather than using special effects or technology.