Marilyn Manson

Biography

Marilyn Manson

Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known as his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician known for his persona and as the lead singer of the eponymous band.

Music

Manson formed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids in Florida in 1989, although the name was eventually shortened to Marilyn Manson in 1992.

In 1994 they released their debut album, 'Portrait of an American Family' from which they began to develop a cult following. Their fan base grew larger with the release of the EP 'Smells Like Children' in 1995. Particularly because the EP yielded the band's first big MTV hit with 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)', a cover of the 1983 Eurythmics hit.

In 1996 the 'Antichrist Superstar' album was an even greater success reaching #3 in the American Billboard 200 chart.

Three of the band's albums have been awarded platinum certification, three more gold, and the band has seen three of its releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums.

In 2004, the band's hit 'Mobscene' was nominated for a Grammy Award for 'Best Metal Performance'.

Film and television

Manson made his film debut in 1997 in David Lynch's 'Lost Highway'. Since then he has appeared in a variety of minor roles and cameos, including 'Party Monster', 'Jawbreaker', 'The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things', 'Rise' and 'The Hire: Beat The Devil'.

He also appeared as himself in Michael Moore's political documentary 'Bowling for Columbine' discussing possible motivations for the Columbine massacre and allegations that his music was somehow a factor.

Personal life

Initially engaged to actress Rose McGowan, Manson would then go on to have a seven year relationship with Dita Von Teese., who he proposed to in March 2004.

On November 28, 2005, they were married in a private, non-denominational ceremony in their home with celebrity guest such as Lisa Marie Presley in the congregation.

On December 30, 2006 Dita Von Teese filed for divorce due to "irreconcilable differences".

The media claimed that Manson was having an extramarital affair with then 19-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood. Von Tesse confirmed this in an interview with an English newspaper, and a combination of alcohol abuse and distant behaviour were also cited as cause for the split.

Trivia

His stage name is a combination of the names of actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted murderer Charles Manson.

After media comments from Warner that he wears his signature black leather pants 24/7, animal rights group PETA added Manson to their 'Worst-Dressed Celebrities of 2008' list.

Manson is originally of German and Polish ancestry on his father's side.

Manson was working toward a journalism degree before forming his band, gaining experience in the field by writing music articles for a South Florida lifestyle magazine, 25th Parallel.

Manson has participated in several episodes of the MTV series Celebrity Deathmatch, where he often performs the voice for his claymated puppet.

Manson made an appearance in the video game Area 51 as a grey alien named Edgar.

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If people would just listen to Mansons music instead of Judging him by being him self he tells the truth he is not telling people to kill themeselfs are others he is telling people how others MAY fell,You know the ones thats fell left out,misstreated and abused,He is telling us its ok that we are not alone.He has saved my life more than once,sometimes I fell like giving up and letting people get the best of me I've even tryed to kill myself but since I started listening to Marilyn Manson I fell I'm not alone like he understands how I fell,And helps me understand I somebody,And I'm ok now with just being me.so THANK YOU for being you Marilyn Manson you saved mylife,My kids even love his music and we all RESPECT Marilyn Manson for changing my life.I just wish one day I would get a chance to thank him in person. Thank You Christy Edwards

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Marilyn Manson is not the evil man on stage everybody thinks he is. Off stage he is Brian and he is a normal human being. He's my Idol and my crush.

4 years 9 months ago
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He's gay.

8 years 5 months ago
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i love manson!he's my dark angel!he's my idol!he's a rare,and beautiful gift to this existence.he's such a phenominal,and majestic deity.he's above,and beyond.he's a true genius,and a true work of art.i can't say enough things about him that will give him the justice he deserves.he's a man who truely deserves to be honored,and appreciated.he's an aura,and presence that's deeply felt,and recognized.he's my black heart,and my dark light.he's so imperial,extraodinary,remarkable,amazing-just to name a few.i worship him!he's excellent!

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MARILYN MANSON PRIZE GIVEAWAY! I've teamed up with Interscope Records to give away a limited edition vinyl signed by Marilyn Manson and his band! That’s right: an autographed 7-inch with “Arma-Goddamn-Motherf**kin-Geddon” on one side and the radio remix by Clown from Slipknot on the other.Please visit my site for information about the contest and how to enter. It's easy! Visit LACARMINA(dotcom)/blog

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MARILYN MANSON f**kING KICKS ASS AND IS SO f**kING COOL!!!!MANSON DO WHAT THE HELL YOU WANT TO DO !!!LUV YA!!!MANSON_0015

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OMFG im so sad he married!!!i love manson!!! dita is so lucky to have is heart*tear* i miss him!ahhhh it so sad to read about them!!!BUT I LOVE YOU MARILYN *kisses*

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You know, just now I saw some stupid "20 most ugly celebs in the world"-article, and Marilyn Manson was number 2 ! Can you BELIEVE it ?! I personally think he has very intriguing looks ! It was very strange to see him among ugly people. I can;t imagine anyone finding him ugly. Maybe sometimes a tad disturbing, but not ugly.

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I LOVE MANSONS COVER OF JACKS SONG!! HIS VOICE IS SSOOO SEXY!! I LOVE TO F*CK LISTENING TO HIM SING!! IT SSSSOOO TURNS ME ON!

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