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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. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teenage years. New York quickly became his city and soon began ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Neon Demon
(2016)
Drive
Drive Director
(2011)
Bronson
Bronson Writer
(2008)
Only God Forgives
(2013)

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 2016 The Neon Demon (screenplay by) / (story by)
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 2010 Pusher (original)
 2009 Valhalla Rising (written by)
 2008 Bronson (screenplay)
 2005 Pusher III
 2004 Pusher II
 2003 Fear X (screenplay by)
 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 | 3 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Ryan Gosling] The thing with Ryan, you can look at him for hours. Very few actors have that. It's a gift. See more »

Trivia:

Is a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick and his films. Even twice hired the same cinematographer Kubrick used for Eyes Wide Shut to work on his films, in 2008 for Bronson and in 2013 for Only God Forgives. See more »

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Frequently uses handheld cameras See more »

Nickname:

Jang

Star Sign:

Libra

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