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Lars Ulrich

Highest Rated:   100% Sound City (2013)
Lowest Rated:   56% Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
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Birthplace:   Gentofte, Denmark
The oft-seen and heard dynamo of Metallica, when it comes to arranging all mattersfrom songs to business, Lars is always at the epicenter. Indeed, constant activityhas been a hallmark of Ulrich's life. As a child he saw his father Torben run asmall jazz club in Copenhagen (sax player Dexter Gordon is Lars' Godfather) beforefollowing the family on the professional tennis circuit where Torben became anestablished figure. Lars was nearly 10 when the sounds of Richie Blackmore and Deep Purple blew hislittle socks off at one of the first gigs he ever attended. It began a theme whichhas been recurrent in his life -obsession with a band- and having bought the'Fireball' album, he began a Deep Purple love affair which continues to this day. At13 his grandmother bought him his first drum kit, yet percussion vyed with tennisfor priority. When the family moved to Newport Beach, CA in the late '70's, theseeds of priority scattered themselves in his field: girls, rock'n'roll and theoccasional funny cigarette were all keys in turning Lars from the wooden raquet tofull metal racket. He got so excited about metal music that he jammed a bit with ayoung lad called James Hetfield before taking a teenage trip to England during Juneof 1981 to see his newly beloved Diamond Head. He thus managed to finagle livingwith them for a while before returning to So Cal and the tape-trading he enjoyedwith the likes of Metal Blade Records Brian Slagel. Slagel was looking for bands to record cuts for an album he would release on thelabel (their first release). Lars got a slot but had no band. Remembering theless-than-awesome yet energetic jams with young Hetfield, Lars called him up andtold him about the album. James listened. And thus was Metallica conceived. These days, some 80-odd million albums worldwide later, Metallica might haveundergone enormous collective and individual changes, but the essence of Ulrichremains. He's also, inrecent years, become even more comfortable saying exactly what he believes inregardless of the consequences (as evidenced by his willingness to be the bandspokesperson on the Napster issue).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
95% Radio Dreams
  • Himself
$19.1k 2017
81% Mission To Lars
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal II
  • Actor
2014
79% Metallica Through the Never
  • Himself
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
$2.7M 2013
100% Sound City
  • Lars Ulrich
$0.5M 2013
56% Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Joris Ivens
2012
84% Lemmy
  • Actor
2011
72% Get Him to the Greek
  • Himself
$61M 2010
No Score Yet Heroes of Heavy Metal
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Metallica: Reflections
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Metallica: Master of Puppets
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Classic Albums: Motörhead - Ace of Spades
  • Actor
2005
89% Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
  • Actor
$1M 2004
No Score Yet Metallica: Cunning Stunts
  • Actor
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017

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