Lou Reed

Lou Reed

Highest Rated: 78% Berlin (2007)

Lowest Rated: 0% Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009)

Birthday: Mar 02, 1942

Birthplace: Freeport, New York, USA

One of the most influential figures in rock 'n' roll, Lou Reed was the co-founder and primary songwriter for the Velvet Underground, whose uncompromising records in the late 1960s sold few copies but, as producer Brian Eno once said, influenced everyone who heard them to start their own bands. His stark, highly poetic lyrics, rich with the drama and grit of the New York streets, placed him as a forerunner to the dark, desperate energy of punk, metal and avant-garde bands that followed in his wake, though the mercurial Reed would refuse allegiance to these movements. His eclectic inclinations were also reflected throughout his solo career, which encompassed the bleak beauty of Berlin (1973), the political charge of New York (1990), and the defiant experimentalism of Metal Machine Music (1975), a polarizing LP of feedback and noise. Throughout his career, Reed bucked industry expectations in favor of his own artistic instincts, which resulted in numerous commercial ups and downs. But Reed's music, steeped in the raw power of rock and the transformative nature of poetry, remained an artistic high point in popular music that set the bar for countless musicians in their own career, which in turn enshrined him as one of rock's most influential figures. His October 2013 death occasioned heartfelt eulogies and fond remembrances that belied his flinty, tough guy persona.

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 99 Percent: Occupy Everywhere Narrator - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Shirley Director - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet mindFLUX Unknown (Character) - 2010
20% 42% Arthur and the Two Worlds War Emperor Maltazard (Voice) - 2010
0% 33% Arthur and the Great Adventure Emperor Maltazard (Voice) - 2009
14% No Score Yet Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Maltazard (Character) - 2009
78% 85% Berlin Unknown (Character) $29.7K 2007
No Score Yet 83% Velvet Underground: Under Review Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lou Reed - Spanish Fly: Live in Spain Unknown (Character) - 2004
28% 58% Prozac Nation Himself (Character) - 2001
73% 84% Before Night Falls Additional Music $4.2M 2000
No Score Yet 73% Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart Unknown (Character),
Original Music
- 1998
No Score Yet 89% September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill Himself (Character) - 1995
41% 76% Blue in the Face Man with Strange Glasses (Character) $586.3K 1995
58% 88% Faraway, So Close! Himself (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lou Reed - A Night With Lou Reed Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 66% Get Crazy Auden (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 42% One-Trick Pony Steve Kunelian (Character) - 1980

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1986

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