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FactGot 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.

Larry Clark is an American film director, photographer, writer and actor, who is best known for his controversial film Kids and his photography book Tulsa.

Born on January 1, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Larry Clark was raised in a middle-class household. His father was an accountant and his mother was a housewife. He has two older sisters.

Clark began taking photographs at the age of 14, when he received his first camera as a Christmas present. He was immediately drawn to the medium and began documenting his life and the lives of his friends.

In 1963, Clark moved to New York City to pursue a career in photography. He quickly became involved in the city’s underground scene, hanging out with artists, musicians and other bohemian types.

In 1971, Clark released his first book of photographs, Tulsa, which featured images of his hometown’s drug culture. The book was met with both acclaim and criticism, but it established Clark as a talented and provocative artist.

In 1995, Clark directed his first feature film, Kids. The movie, which starred Chloe Sevigny and Rosario Dawson, caused a sensation with its frank portrayal of teenage sex and drug use. Kids was both praised and reviled, but it solidified Clark’s reputation as a fearless filmmaker.

Today, Larry Clark is considered one of the most important artists of his generation. His work often deals with taboo subjects, but it is always honest and deeply felt.

Larry Clark is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameLarry Clark
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor, Photographer, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter


ParentsLewis Clark, Frances Clark


AwardsBronze Horse
NominationsGolden 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
MoviesKids, Another Day in Paradise, Bully, Teenage Caveman, Ken Park, Wassup Rockers, Marfa Girl, The Smell of Us, Just a Measure of Faith, Impaled

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


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.




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
Another Day in Paradise1998


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


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


Jonathan2013/IIDocumentary short producer
Wassup Rockers2005producer
Another Day in Paradise1998producer


Ken Park2002photography


Wassup Rockers2005archive footage: Jonathan at 14 & Milton at 12


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


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

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

Nominated Awards

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)
2002Golden SpikeValladolid International Film FestivalKen Park (2002)
2001Golden LionVenice Film FestivalBully (2001)
1996Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureKids (1995)
1995Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalKids (1995)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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