Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, is an rock & metal musician, song writer, actor, and artist. He is also known as one of the most controversial musical acts in history thanks in part to his lyrical content and outlandish stage shows. Manson, also drew the inspiration for his name from actress Marilyn Monroe and noted leader of the Mason murders, Charles Manson.
After being taken under the wing of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, Manson and his self-titled band first hit it big in in the 90’s when they released the records as Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals. Songs such as “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”, ” The Beautiful People”, “The Dope Show”. To date, Manson has released 9 albums and been nominated for a grammy on 4 separate occasions.
Along with the success, Marilyn Manson has also found a great deal of controversy. As his music has often been cited as shock rock, Manson has been criticized and protested against for his lyrics which has been said to include anti-religious sentiment, and references to sex, drugs, and violence. In the past, his stage performance has also come under fire due wearing makeup and “being obscene”. Manson’s music was also said to have influenced the shooter’s in the Columbine High School Shooting, despite there being no real evidence.
Marilyn Manson has also acted in several movies and TV shows such as Jawbreaker, Eastbound and Down, and Californication. In addition to that, the rock star has also been involved in several relationships with actresses and models such as Rose McGowan, Dita Von Teese, and Evan Rachel Wood.
Portrait of an American Family (1994)
Smells Like Children (1995)
Antichrist Superstar (1996)
Mechanical Animals (1998)
Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000)
The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003)
Eat Me, Drink Me (2007)
The High End of Low (2009)
Born Villain (2012)