Lars von Trier Humiliated Paul Bettany With Porn

By Bedhead in Lars von Trier

Bettany and Von Trier

Since Lars von Trier went and got himself banned from Cannes after making a series of bizarre comments about sympathizing with Hitler and also declaring himself a Nazi, it seems that some old stories about the notoriously provocative director must surface as well. Here’s a story about how von Trier humiliated Paul Bettany by making Nicole Kidman think believe that the actor was a porn fiend:

As Von Trier is in the news, this is from an old Guardian interview. When Paul Bettany arrived in Copenhagen, Von Trier collected him from the airport and took him to the little town where they were staying during the shoot. En route they stopped for petrol, and Von Trier returned to the car with a stack of porn magazines which he gave to Bettany, despite his protestations that he ‘was good for porn right now’. When they got to the hotel, they were chatting in Bettany’s room when there was a knock at the door. It was Nicole Kidman, whom Von Trier introduced, and they exchanged small talk. The director then said, entirely straight-faced, ‘Nicole, has Paul shown you his porn collection?’ and he gestured to the side table, stacked with the magazines.

Man, what a prick.

Via Popbitch



7 comments

jvon

Douchebag. I’ve had people pull similar crap with political stuff, introducing me as a staunch Republican to people they know it will offend. (I never bring up politics in a business context.)

05.22.11 | 5:04 pm

I notice you don’t DENY the charge.

*writes “jvon” on “the list”*

05.23.11 | 7:28 am
carrie

he’s only provocative and it’s bad journalism: his wife is jew and until recently he thought his family was jew whereas himself he’s atheistic.Ok here he’s too much

about Paul Bettany,the story is funny in my opinion and if you see DOGVILLE,the story even is ironic

05.23.11 | 8:11 am

“provocative” in the same deliberately offensive and contrived sense that an internet troll is “provocative”.

Which may not necessarily be the actual OPPOSITE of “creative,” but it’s certainly not in the same food group.

05.23.11 | 9:34 am

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05.23.11 | 11:21 am
snapnhiss

I dunno, I think that’s a pretty good prank. I’m sure Nicole Kidman was already familiar with von Trier’s odd sense of humor and probably got a laugh out of Bettany’s embarrassment.

05.23.11 | 6:13 pm

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05.24.11 | 1:58 pm
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