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Birth Name: Lars Von Trier
Born: 04/30/1956
Birth Place: Denmark

Born on April 30, 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark, von Trier became fascinated with film after receiving a Super-8 camera as a present for his 11th birthday. Growing up in what the director later described as a very emotionally cold home, von Trier discovered that through the medium of film he could explore complex questions and ideas that were never discussed by his parents - both of whom were devout atheists, as well as nudists. Much later in life, von Trier learned from his mother on her deathbed that the man who had helped raise him was, in fact, not his biological father. As it turned out, his actual father was a high-ranking bureaucrat of German descent - a shocking revelation for von Trie... Continue Bio >>


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