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      Lou Reed

      Lou Reed

      Highest Rated: 98% The Velvet Underground (2021)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 2, 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.

      Highest rated movies

      The Velvet Underground
      Berlin
      Blue in the Face
      Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard

      Photos

      GET CRAZY, Allan Arkush (director), Lou Reed as Auden, 1983 Lou Reed performs at Hop Farm Festival, Kent, UK on 2nd July 2011. Photoshot/Everett Collection, FARAWAY, SO CLOSE!, (aka IN WEITER FERNE, SO NAH!), Lou Reed, 1993. ©Sony Pictures BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY, LOU REED, 2017. ©MVD ENTERTAINMENT BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY, LOU REED, 2017. ©MVD ENTERTAINMENT BLUE IN THE FACE, Lou Reed, 1995 LOU REED'S BERLIN, Lou Reed, 2007. ©Maximum Film Distribution LOU REED'S BERLIN, Lou Reed (center), 2007. ©Maximum Film Distribution LOU REED'S BERLIN, Lou Reed (far left), 2007. ©Maximum Film Distribution LOU REED'S BERLIN, Lou Reed (center), 2007. ©Maximum Film Distribution LOU REED'S BERLIN, Lou Reed, 2007. ©Maximum Film Distribution LOU REED'S BERLIN, Lou Reed (second from left), 2007. ©Maximum Film Distribution Lou Reed performs at Hop Farm Festival, Kent, UK on 2nd July 2011. Photoshot/Everett Collection,

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      98% 80% The Velvet Underground Unknown (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 99 Percent: Occupy Everywhere Narrator - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Shirley Director - 2010
      20% 42% Arthur and the Two Worlds War Emperor Maltazard (Voice) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet mindFLUX Unknown (Character) - 2010
      0% 32% Arthur and the Great Adventure Emperor Maltazard (Voice) - 2009
      14% 60% Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Maltazard (Character) - 2009
      78% 86% Berlin Unknown (Character) $29.7K 2007
      No Score Yet 86% 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 Self - 2001
      74% 83% Before Night Falls Additional Music $4.2M 2000
      No Score Yet 73% Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart Unknown (Character),
      Original Music
      - 1998
      43% 76% Blue in the Face Man with Strange Glasses (Character) $586.3K 1995
      No Score Yet 89% September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill Self - 1995
      58% 87% Faraway, So Close! Self - 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 45% One-Trick Pony Steve Kunelian (Character) - 1980

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Albums Self 2001
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1986