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Larry Clark

Biography

Controversial filmmaker who took an unflinching take a look at adolescent rebelliousness, violence, and culture in films like Children from 1995. He was drafted to serve in the Vietnam Battle. His knowledge led him towards the publication from the photo reserve Tulsa about medication make use of. His film Bully highlighted seemingly underage kids using profanities and participating in intimate activities, getting him a nationwide ban in Australia and solid denouncements somewhere else. He was created in Tulsa, Oklahoma, inheriting his like of picture taking from his mom. He inspired directors like Gus Truck Sant and Martin Scorsese.

Quick Facts


Full Name Larry Clark
Date Of Birth January 19, 1943
Place Of Birth Tulsa, OK
Height 1.85 m
Profession Film Producer
Nationality American
Parents Lewis Clark, Frances Clark
Awards Bronze Horse
Nominations Golden Lion, Grand Jury Prize, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Silver Lion for Best Director, San Marco Prize, Upstream – Special Jury Award, Upstream Prize – Special Mention
Movies The Smell of Us, Marfa Girl, Wassup Rockers, Ken Park, Teenage Caveman, Bully, Another Day in Paradise, Kids, Just a Measure of Faith, Impaled
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Directed his first film at the age of 52.
2An autographed poster of his film Wassup Rockers hangs in Circle Theater, a small theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma (his hometown) that plays independent films and, occasionally, films by University Of Tulsa students.
3His book of photos, Tulsa, inspired several filmmakers and their films: Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish (1983), Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy (1989) and Shin'ya Tsukamoto's Bullet Ballet (1998).
4A Vietnam veteran
5Got into an argument during a dinner with Hamish McAlpine, the British distributor of his upcoming movie Ken Park (2002), over politics. Clark punched him, which prompted McAlpine to pull the movie from the London Festival.
6Has one son and one daughter.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marfa Girl 22017post-production
The Smell of Us2014
Jonathan2013/IIDocumentary short
Marfa Girl2012
42 One Dream Rush2010Short
Best of Chris Isaak2006Video music video "Solitary Man"
Destricted2006segment "Impaled"
Wassup Rockers2005
Ken Park2002
Teenage Caveman2002TV Movie
Bully2001
Another Day in Paradise1998
Kids1995

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marfa Girl 22017post-production
The Smell of Us2014screenplay
Marfa Girl2012written by
Wassup Rockers2005screenplay / story
Ken Park2002based on stories and characters by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Smell of Us2014Rockstar
Ken Park2002Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Teenage Caveman2002TV MovieNathaniel (uncredited)
Bully2001Hitman's Father (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jonathan2013/IIDocumentary short producer
Wassup Rockers2005producer
Another Day in Paradise1998producer

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ken Park2002photography

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wassup Rockers2005archive footage: Jonathan at 14 & Milton at 12

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Will Follow You Into the Dark2004Short special thanks
Party Girl2004Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Larry Clark, Great American Rebel2003DocumentaryHimself
Bully: On Location2003Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Bully: Cast Interviews2001Video documentary shortHimself
Moving Pictures1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Jonathan2013/IIDocumentary shortHimself / Interviewer (uncredited)
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2010TV SeriesHimself
Teen spirit: Les ados à Hollywood2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cuatrosfera2007TV SeriesHimself
Silenci?2006TV SeriesHimself
Die Invasion der Ideen2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2006TV Series documentaryHimself
SexTV2006TV Series documentaryHimself
There Is No Direction2005Documentary shortHimself
Billy Childish Is Dead2005DocumentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Grand Prize Chéries-ChérisChéries-ChérisFeature FilmThe Smell of Us (2014)
2012Golden Marc'Aurelio AwardRome Film FestMarfa Girl (2012)
2003German Independence Honorary AwardOldenburg Film Festival· Philippe de Broca
2001Bronze HorseStockholm Film FestivalBully (2001)
1999Grand PrixCognac Festival du Film PolicierAnother Day in Paradise (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Just Film AwardTallinn Black Nights Film FestivalBest Youth FilmThe Smell of Us (2014)
2014Venezia Classici AwardVenice Film FestivalVenice Days AwardThe Smell of Us (2014)
2003Daring Digital AwardJeonju Film FestivalDigital SpectrumKen Park (2002)· Edward Lachman
2002Golden SpikeValladolid International Film FestivalKen Park (2002)· Edward Lachman
2001Golden LionVenice Film FestivalBully (2001)
1996Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureKids (1995)· Cary Woods (producer)
1995Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalKids (1995)


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#Quote
1I wondered about the availability of porn everywhere and how it affected what they thought about sex, what it was, what influence it had.


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