Marilyn Manson is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, singer, rapper, author, composer and former music journalist. Manson is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of his band, which he co-founded with Daisy Berkowitz. The stage name, Marilyn Manson, was formed by combining the names of two opposing American pop cultural icons: actress Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson. Charles Manson was responsible for the murders of actress Sharon Tate and several others in the late 1960s. This blend of two different names symbolized the idea of something beautiful and something dark.
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He is best known for his band’s records released in the 1990s, most notably Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals. These albums, along with his public image, earned him a reputation in the mainstream media as a controversial figure. In the U.S. alone, three of the band’s albums have been awarded platinum and three more went gold. The band has had eight releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. Manson has been ranked number 44 in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader, and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.
Manson made his film debut in 1997. His first role was in David Lynch’s Lost Highway. Since then he has appeared in a variety of minor roles and cameos. He was interviewed in Michael Moore’s political documentary Bowling for Columbine. At the time allegations were raised about his music being a factor in the massacre. Marilyn Manson appeared in the documentary discussing possible motivations for the 1999 Columbine massacre and the reality of choices people make.
On September 2002, his first art show, The Golden Age of Grotesque, was held at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions center. Manson revealed a series of 20 paintings in 2010 entitled Genealogies of Pain. The exhibition was showcased at Vienna’s Kunsthalle gallery.
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