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Jamie Bell Tried To Back Out Of Nymphomaniac


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The Billy Elliot star landed the role of sadomasochistic 'K' in Lars Von Trier's controversial movie in 2013, and the night before shooting began, he had doubts about the brutal scenes he would have to film and tried to back out.

He tells Britain's Sunday Times Style magazine, "The night before I started shooting, I called my agent and tried to back out of it... I felt I had bitten off more than I could chew."

Bell shared sexually explicit scenes with actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, but the pair never spoke on set, so he had an awkward experience when he spotted her grocery shopping months later.

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Christian Slater 'grateful' To Have Reconciled With Dad


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Christian Slater is ''very grateful'' to have reconciled with his father.

The 'Heathers' actor had been estranged from his dad Michael Hawkins - who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder - for nine years until recently, but now his parent is ''in a place now, getting a lot of help'', he is happy they have begun to repair their relationship.

He said: ''In the last few months my father actually reached out to me and wanted to reconcile and reconnect.

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Kirsten Dunst Defends Lars Von Trier


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Kirsten Dunst has defended Lars Von Trier.

The 32-year-old actress - who worked alongside Lars, 58, in the 2011 drama 'Melancholia' - insists she would be more than happy to work with the filmmaker again after he confessed to being drunk or high throughout most of his career and worried he would never make another film while sober.

Lars said, comparing himself to legendary rockers The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, last month: ''I don't know if I can make any more films, and that worries me.

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Lars Von Trier Is Now Sober But Fears His Filmmaking Career Could Be Over


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Danish director Lars Von Trier has revealed he is undergoing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and is now sober. Speaking to the newspaper Politiken, von Trier says he now attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings daily, but worries about the effect his new fund sobriety may have on his filmmaking career.

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The 58 year old director revealed to the newspaper that almost all his films had been written under the influence, explaining that he felt drinking a bottle of vodka daily helped him enter a “parallel world” necessary for creation. However he now fears that coming off both alcohol and drugs might mean he could only produce “shitty films”.

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Lars Von Trier Recovering From Drug And Alcohol Addiction


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Danish director Lars Von Trier is in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction but fears his sobriety will destroy his talent.

The Nymphomaniac moviemaker candidly revealed that nearly all his films were created under the influence and he would drink a bottle of vodka a day to allow him to enter a "parallel world" in which he could be creative.

He admitted that his hit film Dogville was written in 12 days while on a drug binge whereas Nymphomaniac was written when he was sober and took 18 months.

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Lars Von Trier Developing Tv Series


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Director Lars Von Trier is developing his first English-language Tv series.

The Nymphomaniac moviemaker will be shooting The House That Jack Built, his first English-language project for Tv and the first to be directed by von Trier since Danish series The Kingdom, which aired in 1994.

Speaking at the Venice Film Festival, producer Louise Vesth says, "I'm happy to announce that the next Lars von Trier project will be a Tv series in the English language... He has a really, really good idea, which I cannot tell more about right now. He wants a huge cast, and from what I heard, I'm sure that it will be something that you have never seen before and you will definitely never see it again."

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The Mythological Production Of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'


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Lars Von Trier’s latest film Nymphomaniac has been getting everyone hot under the collar since before any actual filming even began. Written and directed by the controversial von Trier, who is renowned for his avant-garde approach to filmmaking, the film stars Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LeBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe...how’s that for a star-studded cast?

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There may be loads of mainstream actors on board, but the concept behind Nymphomaniac is anything but commercial. Charting the sexual history of Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, the plot sees her recount her erotic experiences to Seligman, a bachelor who took her in after finding her having been beaten up in an alley. Divided into two separate films, or “volumes”, and eight chapters, the first volume of Nymphomaniac tells the story of Joe when she was young (played by Stacy Martin) while volume two is concerned with the older Joe.

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'Nymphomaniac' Hits U.S Screens Tonight - But Will Everyone Watch It At Home?


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Lar Von Trier’s controversial film (that’s almost become a mandatory sentence hasn’t it?) ‘Nymphomaniac Vol 1’ hits America tonight (March 21) on a limited basis. But considering the movie has been available on-demand since March 7 in the U.S. through distributor Magnolia Pictures, will anyone go and see it at the cinema?

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We’re talking about those moments you watch a sex scene with your parents. It’s awkward enough at home let alone in the cinema, and while – of course – no kids will be attending the multiplex to check out the steamy number, watching explicit sex scenes in public isn’t the most comfortable way to spend a Friday evening. Especially when the option to watch it at home is very much available.

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II Trailer


Joe is a fiercely determined 50-year-old woman whose sexual drive has taken over her entire life. Her story of how she ended up injured in an alleyway and subsequently being nursed back to health by the curious Seligman deepens and darkens in this half of the story, as she relays tales of how her sexuality has caused so much damage. In a bid to somehow recover from her nymphomania, she attends a therapy group, but she also can't resist meeting a therapist of a different kind as she finds new and more dangerous ways to challenge herself and her sexuality. Her pleasure through pain has led her to a potential job with a group of criminals who are looking for somebody to inflict pain on their victims. But with such instable people around her, just how close is she to landing in some serious trouble?

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Stacy Martin's Parents Were 'Cool' About Nymphomaniac Sex Scenes


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Hollywood newcomer Stacy Martin has publicly thanked her "cool" parents for supporting her through her big breakthrough in Lars Von Trier's controversial new movie Nymphomaniac.

The actress bares all and appears to actually have sex with Shia LaBeouf in the film, but she has explained director Von Trier called on "porn doubles" to actually make love in the graphic scenes.

She admits she didn't have to have any awkward conversations with her folks about her role in the film as they understood it was just a job.

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64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale)

Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Lars Von Trier, Stacy Martin and Shia LaBeouf - 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Nymphomaniac' - Photocall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th February 2014

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64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale)

Lars Von Trier, Uma Thurman and Stacy Martin - 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Nymphomaniac' - Photocall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th February 2014

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64th BIFF -'Nymphomaniac' - Premiere

Lars Von Trier and Bente Froge - 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) -'Nymphomaniac' - Premiere - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 9th February 2014

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Nymphomanic Photo Call

Lars Von Trier, Stellan Skarsgard and Christian Slater - Photo call for Nymphomanic Volume 1, 64th Berlin International Film Festival, (Berlinale) at the Hyatt Potsdamer Platz - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 9th February 2014

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Lars Von Trier, Uma Thurman, Stacey Martin, Stellan Skarsgard, Christian Slater and Shia Labeouf

2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 8 - Melancholia - Photocall

Lars Von Trier Wednesday 18th May 2011 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 8 - Melancholia - Photocall Cannes, France

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Lars Von Trier

Date of birth

30th April, 1956

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.70




Lars Von Trier Movies

Nymphomaniac: Volume II Trailer

Nymphomaniac: Volume II Trailer

Joe is a fiercely determined 50-year-old woman whose sexual drive has taken over her entire...

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 Trailer

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 Trailer

Joe has always known she's been completely obsessed with sex ever since she was a...

Nymphomaniac Movie Review

Nymphomaniac Movie Review

At four hours long, this drama is as confrontational as anything we've seen by Lars...

Melancholia Movie Review

Melancholia Movie Review

Von Trier continues to challenge audiences with his bold, bleak storytelling. As always, he creates...

Melancholia Trailer

Melancholia Trailer

In a grand castle located in the beautiful countryside, Justine and Michael have married. They...

Antichrist Movie Review

Antichrist Movie Review

Von Trier is a filmmaking genius, but this will challenge even his faithful fans. The...

The Boss Of It All Trailer

The Boss Of It All Trailer

The Boss Of It AllTrailerLars Von Trier - who many describe as the king of...

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The Boss of It All Movie Review

The Boss of It All Movie Review

Lars von Trier seems like a smart fellow and to that end, I don't believe...

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