Danish film director, born 30 April 1956 in Copenhagen. A frequently controversial persona, von Trier continues to chock and amaze the cinematic world. Co-founder of the "Dogme 95" cinematic movement together with Thomas Vinterberg
, co-founder of the film company Zentropa with a.o. Peter Ålbæk Jensen
and Susanne Bier
. As a director he has won a.o. the Palme d'Or for his partly musical movie "Dancer in the Dark" starring Björk
. As of so far he's known only to have recorded one song, a cover of Peter Skellerns "You're a Lady", appearing on the soundtrack of his 1998 film "The Idiots".