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Nicolas Winding Refn


Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. At the age of eight, 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 ... See full bio »
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 2016 The Neon Demon (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 | Nicolas Winding-Refn

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on casting Bryan Cranston in Drive (2009)] I had seen "Breaking Bad" and I'm probably the biggest fan of "Breaking Bad" in the world. [Cranston] was the actor I basically went straight for, and I had to woo him, because Bryan has a lot of opportunities. One of the conditions was that everybody had to come to my house to meet me. So when Bryan came, the character was very underdeveloped, and I ... See more »

Trivia:

Lars von Trier offered him a chance to direct Dear Wendy (2004), but he turned it down. See more »

Trademark:

The color red is frequently shown throughout all of his films See more »

Nickname:

Jang

Star Sign:

Libra

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