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Dan Kolsrud

Dan Kolsrud was born in Trollhuset, Norway. He is an assistant director and producer, known for Se7en (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997) and Top Gun (1986). See full bio »

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Known For

Se7en Producer
L.A. Confidential
Top Gun
Top Gun Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
The Goonies
The Goonies Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 1990 Men Don't Leave (first assistant director)
 1987 Like Father Like Son (assistant director)
 1987 Spaceballs (assistant director)
 1986 Howard the Duck (first assistant director)
 1986 Top Gun (first assistant director - as Daniel P. Kolsrud)
 1985 The Goonies (first assistant director)
 1984 Lace (TV Mini-Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (assistant director)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (assistant director)
 1984 Fatal Vision (TV Mini-Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (assistant director)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (assistant director)
 1983 Gorky Park (first assistant director)
 1983 Going Berserk (first assistant director)
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes (first assistant director)
 1981 Ghost Story (first assistant director)
 1980 Xanadu (first assistant director)
 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter (first assistant director)
 1979 The Legend of the Golden Gun (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1978 Same Time, Next Year (second assistant director)
 1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand (second assistant director)
 1977 Escape from Bogen County (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1977 Red Alert (TV Movie) (second assistant director - as Don Kolsrud)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Executive Vice President Worldwide Theatrical Physical Production for MGM

Alternate Names:

Daniel P. Kolsrud | Don Kolsrud

Did You Know?


Through the years he has fooled several people by telling them he was born in Trollhuset, Norway. This is an homage to his Norwegian ancestory, he was in fact born and raised in the US. There is no place in Norway called Trollhuset, it is however Norwegian for "House of Trolls" - a joke that probably only Kolsrud himself and Norwegians understand.

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