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Nicolas Winding Refn


Writer, Director, Producer. Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970. Aged 8 he moved to New York with his parents where he lived out his teenage years. New York quickly became his city and soon began to shape Nicolas's future. At 17, Nicolas moved back to his native Copenhagen to complete his Gymnasium (High School) Education... See full bio »
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 2015 I Walk with the Dead (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2013 Only God Forgives (written by)
 2010 Pusher (original)
 2009 Valhalla Rising (written by)
 2008 Bronson (screenplay)
 2003 Fear X (writer)
  The Chosen 7 (TV Series) (idea - 12 episodes, 2001) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001)
- Emanuel Carstens (2001) ... (idea) / (writer)
- Emil Jansens sidste færd (2001) ... (idea)
- Glyphtografen (2001) ... (idea)
- Kriegers Eliksir (2001) ... (idea)
- Boksen (2001) ... (idea)
 1999 Bleeder (writer)
 1996 Pusher
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Other Works:

Has made some Danish TV commercials for Tuborg Beer that starred actor Zlatko Buric.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jang Go Star | Jango Star | Nicolas Winding-Refn

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Breaking Bad (2008)] Breaking Bad is like watching Shakespeare but not on stage. I think it's absolutely wonderfully written, directed, acted and photographed. It pushed the limit of how we view television: it went completely out of the episodic [structure] and every season peeled the layers away from Walter White's inevitable destiny. That I find very inspiring. It's what made me see ... See more »

Trivia:

In his native Denmark, Nicolas is known as l'Enfant Sauvage (the Wild Child). See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Ryan Gosling (Drive (2011) and Only God Forgives (2013)) See more »

Nickname:

Jang

Star Sign:

Libra

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