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Lars von Trier Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Lars von Trier Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth April 30, 1956
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Eye Color Blue

Lars von Trier is a highly-acclaimed Danish film director, screenwriter, and producer whose work has won him more than 100 awards. His filmography consists of The Orchid Gardener, Antichrist, Images of LiberationEuropaTo Each His Own Cinema, The Element of CrimeEpidemicBreaking the Waves, DogvilleDear WendyThe Boss of It All, Manderlay, Nymphomaniac, The Last Detail, Dimension, The Five Obstructions, and Melancholia. Moreover, he is the founder and shareholder of the Danish film production company Zentropa Films.

Born Name

Lars Trier

Nick Name

Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier as seen while leaving the press conference of the film 'Nymphomaniac' at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival
Lars von Trier as seen while leaving the press conference of the film ‘Nymphomaniac’ at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival (Siebbi / / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Kongens Lyngby, Copngagen, Denmark





Lars von Trier attended the University of Copenhagen and studied film theory. He also studied film direction at the National Film School of Denmark.


Director, Screenwriter, Producer


  • Father – Fritz Michael Hartmann (1909-2000) (the head of Denmark’s Ministry of Social Affairs and a World War II resistance fighter)
  • Mother – Inger Høst
  • Others – Rudolph Puggard/Puggaard Hartmann (Paternal Grandfather), Michaela Hammerich (Paternal Grandmother), Harald Høst (Maternal Grandfather), Karen Gulstad (Maternal Grandmother), Ulf Trier (Stepfather)


Lars von Trier has been repped by Zentropa, Production Company, Denmark.




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Lars von Trier has dated –

  1. Cæcilia Holbek (1987-1995)​ – He was married to Cæcilia Holbek between 1987 and 1995 and they have 2 children.
  2. Bente Frøge (1997-2015)​ – In 1997, he married Bente Frøge and they parent 2 children. The duo divorced in 2015.

Race / Ethnicity


Lars von Trier is of Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Austrian, and Belgian descent.

Lars von Trier promoting 'Melancholia' at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011
Lars von Trier promoting ‘Melancholia’ at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Often makes trilogies


He was raised in an atheist household.

In a 2005 interview with Die Zeit, he said, “I don’t know if I’m all that Catholic really. I’m probably not. Denmark is a very Protestant country. Perhaps I only turned Catholic to piss off a few of my countrymen.”

Then, in 2009, he stated, “I’m a very bad Catholic. In fact I’m becoming more and more of an atheist.”

Lars von Trier Favorite Things

  • One Of His Favorite Films The Philadelphia Story (1940)


Lars von Trier Facts

  1. He received his surname “Trier” from his stepfather Ulf Trier whom he believed to be his biological father until 1989.
  2. Lars von Trier was 25 years old when he bagged 2 “Best School Film” awards for Nocturne and Last Detail at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools.
  3. He directed the 1991 political drama art film Europa and the film won several accolades including the Bodil Award for “Best Danish Film”.
  4. Along with director Thomas Vinterberg, Lars von Trier started the filmmaking movement called Dogme 95 in 1995. They created the “Dogme 95 Manifesto” and the “Vows of Chastity” which included rules to create films based on the traditional values of story, acting, and theme, and excluding the use of elaborate special effects or technology. The movement was supposedly intended as an attempt to “take back power for the directors as artists”, as opposed to the studio.
  5. Lars von Trier directed the 2009 experimental psychological horror film Antichrist, starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film received many awards like the Bodil Award and the Robert Award for “Best Danish Film”.
  6. It was announced on August 8, 2022, that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
  7. He has frequently collaborated with Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, and Stellan Skarsgård.
  8. Lars von Trier suffers from many fears and phobias and once said, “Basically, I’m afraid of everything in life, except film making.” One of his major fears is an intense fear of flying.
  9. He has stated that he suffers from occasional depression.

Featured Image by Siebbi / / CC BY 3.0

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