CULTURE & ARTS
01/04/2013 10:49 am ET Updated Jan 04, 2013

Harmony Korine 40th Birthday: The 40 Best Moments Of The Eccentric Director (PHOTOS)

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12:  Director Harmony Korine from the film 'Trash Humpers' poses for a portrait during the 2009 Toron
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Director Harmony Korine from the film 'Trash Humpers' poses for a portrait during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival at The Sutton Place Hotel on September 12, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)

Today is the birthday of eccentric director and artist, Harmony Korine. The man behind delightfully grimy films like "Kids" and "Gummo" is turning 40 years old today, and we can't get over how old we feel now.

Over the years, the Tennessee-raised filmmaker has earned quite the reputation for his cinematic creations and strange public persona. Incorporating cringe-worthy imagery and incomprehensible dialogue, often set to the tunes of an eerie, indie-soundtrack, his films have earned him equal amounts praise and disgust by critics and the general public alike. (We're almost certain he's happy with both reactions.)

To celebrate his 40th birthday, we compiled a slideshow of Korine's 40 best career moments. From film trailers to Letterman interviews to photographs with "it girl" Chloë Sevigny, scroll through the survey of Korine's career below and let us know which memory is your favorite in the comments section.

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