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Also Known As: Brian Hugh Warner Died:
Born: January 5, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Canton, Ohio, USA Profession: musician, singer, actor, artist

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Few personalities in the annals of rock music stirred up as much controversy and confusion over their true nature than goth provocateur Marilyn Manson. A devout nonconformist from his early days as a Christian school student, Manson and an early incarnation of his band attracted the attention of industrial rock icon Trent Reznor, who produced their debut album Portrait of an American Family in 1994. Following the dirge-like cover of The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"on the EP Smells Like Children Manson broke into the mainstream with his anthem "The Beautiful People" on the 1996 smash Antichrist Superstar. And while his entire act had been built upon the persona of the shunned outsider, even Manson was unprepared for the cultural panic that followed in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, as pundits across the nation attempted to make a scapegoat of Manson and the supposed sinister influence of his gruesome brand of entertainment. Nearly as intriguing was the near constant parade of raven-haired beauties that went in and out of the androgynous Manson's life, including actress Rose McGowan and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese. As the singer flirted with acting in films...

Few personalities in the annals of rock music stirred up as much controversy and confusion over their true nature than goth provocateur Marilyn Manson. A devout nonconformist from his early days as a Christian school student, Manson and an early incarnation of his band attracted the attention of industrial rock icon Trent Reznor, who produced their debut album Portrait of an American Family in 1994. Following the dirge-like cover of The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"on the EP Smells Like Children Manson broke into the mainstream with his anthem "The Beautiful People" on the 1996 smash Antichrist Superstar. And while his entire act had been built upon the persona of the shunned outsider, even Manson was unprepared for the cultural panic that followed in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, as pundits across the nation attempted to make a scapegoat of Manson and the supposed sinister influence of his gruesome brand of entertainment. Nearly as intriguing was the near constant parade of raven-haired beauties that went in and out of the androgynous Manson's life, including actress Rose McGowan and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese. As the singer flirted with acting in films like "Party Monster" (2003), Manson's once incendiary antics gradually became almost passé and a corresponding lack of support for such albums as 2009's The High End of Low followed. Try as he might have to resist being labeled, even Manson had difficulty escaping the confines of the image he, himself, had created.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wrong Cops (2013)
2.
3.
 Bowling for Columbine (2002) Himself
4.
 Party Monster (1998) Christina
5.
 Lost Highway (1997) Porno Star No 1
6.
 Making the Game: Enter the Matrix (2003) Interviewee
7.
 Maxim Hot 100 (2003)
8.
 Snoop to the Extreme (2003) Interviewee
10.
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1989:
Formed the band Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz; later added Gidget Gein (bass) and Madonna Wayne-Gacy (keyboards)
1992:
The band reduced its name to Marilyn Manson; named "Best Heavy Metal Band" by the <i>New Times</i> magazine
1993:
Signed with Nothing Records, the record label of Nine Inch Nails¿ Trent Reznor
1994:
Released their debut album, <i>Portrait of an American Family</i>; opened for Nine Inch Nails; bassist Gein was replaced with Twiggy Ramirez
1995:
Released second album, <i>Smells Like Children</i>; Berkowitz quit the band due to conflicting musical interests and was replaced by guitarist Zim Zum
1997:
Film debut was in David Lynch's "Lost Highway" as a pornographic actor
1998:
Released the controversial album, <i>Mechanical Animals</i>
1998:
Played a minor role in "Jawbreaker" opposite former love interest Rose McGowan
1998:
Published his autobiography written with Neil Strauss, <i>The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell</i>
1999:
Contributed to "The Matrix" soundtrack
2001:
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes"
2001:
Recorded a remake of "Tainted Love" for the film "Not Another Teen Movie"
2002:
Had cameo in Michael Moore's political documentary "Bowling for Columbine"
2003:
Cast as a psychotic drag queen named Christina in "Party Monster"
2004:
Featured in the film "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things"
2005:
Provided the voice of the alien Edgar in the video game "Area 51"
2006:
Opened the gallery, The Celebritarian Corp. Gallery of Fine Art in Los Angeles; gallery opened with a showing of Manson's watercolors
:
Will play <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> author Lewis Carroll in a movie that also marks his writing and directing debut
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Education

Heritage Christian School: Canton , Ohio -
Cardinal Gibbons High School: Fort Lauderdale , Florida - 1987
Broward Community College: Fort Lauderdale , Florida - 1990

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