Harmony Korine (born January 4, 1973) is a US film director and writer. He first appeared in the public’s eye as the author of film director Larry Clark’s debut, Kids, a tale of irresponsible teenagers in New York which garnered rave reviews but was literally unable to be seen by the intended audience due to the NC-17 / unrated rating.
Following the success of that Harmony directed and co-produced Gummo, another unique story loosely based around the premise of aspects of life in Xenia, Ohio, post-tornado (although most of it was not filmed there). Harmony cast himself in the film, which features very unusual / disturbing images (bacon on the walls, deaf people arguing, delinquent children) in a bit part as a shy gay teenager. He also had a cameo in Kids as a clubgoer. His sometimes girlfriend, actress Chloë Sevigny (who first appeared in Kids) was perhaps the most well-known star in an otherwise largely non-actors movie.
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I always knew.. I always knew.. For years (even) in underground Hollywood, had to make his name often, since, he just did not seem to register with many, and, to often almost fight over his name/potentials! I knew finally America had a great, and, younger, innovative personal auteur!! And, now, he's famous (almost 20 years later my predicaments, as usual!) but who cares? Just hope, unlike most, he stays true to himself! That's all!!
There are few living directors/writers I can say this about, but I truly believe this man is a genius.