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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".

MOVIE CREDITS:
2000: Director - Dancer in the Dark
2000: Writer - Dancer in the Dark
1996: Director - Breaking the Waves
1996: Author - Breaking the Waves
1998: Director - The Idiots
1998: Screenplay - The Idiots
1998: Director of Photography - The Idiots
2003: Director - Dogville
2003: Screenplay - Dogville
2005: Director - Manderlay
2005: Screenplay - Manderlay
2005: Screenplay - Dear Wendy
1994: Director - The Kingdom
1997: Director - The Kingdom II
2006: Director - The Boss of It All
1984: Director - The Element of Crime
1992: Director - Europa
1992: Screenplay - Europa
2004: Director - The Five Obstructions
2004: Author - The Five Obstructions
1988: Director - Medea
2007: Director - To Each His Own Cinema
1987: Director - Epidemic
1987: Screenplay - Epidemic
2011: Director - Melancholia
2011: Screenplay - Melancholia
2008: Executive Producer - All About Anna
2009: Director - Antichrist
2009: Writer - Antichrist
1982: Director - Images of Liberation
1982: Writer - Images of Liberation
1998: Producer - Constance
1979: Director - Menthe - la bienheureuse
1979: Writer - Menthe - la bienheureuse
1978: Writer - The Orchid Gardener
1978: Director - The Orchid Gardener
1980: Director - Nocturne
1980: Writer - Nocturne
1967: Director - The Trip to Squash Land
2010: Director - Dimension
2014: Director - Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
2014: Writer - Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
2014: Director - Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
2014: Writer - Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
1970: Director - Why Try to Escape from Which You Know You Can't Escape from? Because You Are a Coward
1971: Director - A Flower
2004: Producer - The South
2004: Producer - Visions of Europe
2007: Writer - The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1
2001: Director - D-Day
2005: Director - Le court des grands
2003: Camera Operator - Dogville
2000: Camera Operator - Dancer in the Dark
2004: Writer - Kingdom Hospital
2006: Writer - The Boss of It All
1968: Director - Nat, skat
2018: Director - The House That Jack Built
2012: Script Supervisor - A Royal Affair
2003: Director - Dogville: The Pilot
2003: Writer - Dogville: The Pilot
1994: Screenplay - The Kingdom
1997: Screenplay - The Kingdom II
1987: Editor - Epidemic
1984: Screenplay - The Element of Crime
1970: Writer - Why Try to Escape from Which You Know You Can't Escape from? Because You Are a Coward
2007: Director - Cinema 16: European Short Films (U.S. Edition)
2006: Director - Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition)
2018: Screenplay - The House That Jack Built

TV CREDITS:
2004: Producer - Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital
1994: Director - The Kingdom
1994: Writer - The Kingdom
1994: Script - The Kingdom