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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) (post-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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Has made some Danish TV commercials for Tuborg Beer that starred actor Zlatko Buric.

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

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Nicolas Refn | Jang Go Star | Jango Star | Nicolas Winding | Nicolas Winding-Refn


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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If you look at films of Jean-Pierre Melville or Sergio Leone or Sam Peckinpah or Michael Mann, a lot of it deals with heroes that have difficulties connecting to our world. Clearly Drive (2011) is within that category. See more »


Huge fan of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). See more »


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



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