Lars von Trier

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Lars von Trier (né Trier; born 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. Beginning in the late-1960s as a child actor working on Danish television series Secret Summer, von Trier's career has spanned more than five decades. Considered a major figure of the European film industry, he and his works have been variously described as ambitious and provocative, as well as technically innovative. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lars von Trier has received more than 6,570,866 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Lars von Trier is the 42nd most popular film director (up from 46th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Denmark (up from 38th in 2019) and the most popular Danish Film Director.

Lars von trier is most famous for his film "Antichrist."

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Among film directors, Lars von Trier ranks 42 out of 2,041Before him are Tim Burton, Ken Loach, John Ford, Krzysztof Kieślowski, James Cameron, and David Lynch. After him are Billy Wilder, Vittorio De Sica, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Yasujirō Ozu, Roberto Rossellini, and Isao Takahata.

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Among people born in 1956, Lars von Trier ranks 6Before him are Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Steve Ballmer. After him are Christoph Waltz, Björn Borg, Michel Houellebecq, Tsai Ing-wen, Christine Lagarde, and Paolo Rossi.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Lars von Trier ranks 33 out of 1,032Before him are Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (1946), Christian VIII of Denmark (1786), Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Frederick V of Denmark (1723), and Frederick VI of Denmark (1768). After him are Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770), Frederick III of Denmark (1609), Valdemar II of Denmark (1170), Frederick VII of Denmark (1808), Maria Feodorovna (1847), and Valdemar IV of Denmark (1320).


Among film directors born in Denmark, Lars von Trier ranks 1After him are Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), Bille August (1948), Gabriel Axel (1918), Thomas Vinterberg (1969), Susanne Bier (1960), Henning Carlsen (1927), Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (1947), Erik Balling (1924), Urban Gad (1879), Benjamin Christensen (1879), and Nicolas Winding Refn (1970).