This Famous Movie Director Regrets Stopping Taking Drugs

Famous Movie Director - Lars von Trier

One of the world’s most famous Danish movie directors stopped taking drugs, just recently. But he does not feel good about it, and this is not because he is undergoing the effects of withdrawal. This is because of something else.

He is not trying to renew his drug addiction, however. This said, he feels scared his movies made on sober mind would suck:

“I don’t know if I can make any more films, and that worries me,” he [Lars von Trier] said. “There is no creative expression of artistic value that has ever been produced by ex-drunkards and ex-drug-addicts. Who the hell would bother with a Rolling Stones without booze or with a Jimi Hendrix without heroin?”

But the problem with this guy may be something else. His problem may be his desire to produce as quickly as possible, and then get drunk as soon as possible. How else can you explain that “Dogville, fuelled by a drug binge, was written in 12 days, whereas he had written Nymphomaniac while sober and that had taken 18 months“?

Do you think an artist should take drugs if it helps him produce better art? Leave us your wonderful thoughts. We would love to hear your opinion.

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