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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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 2013 Only God Forgives (written by)
 2010 Pusher (original)
 2009 Valhalla Rising (written by)
 2008 Bronson (screenplay)
 2003 Fear X (writer)
 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 | 2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jang Go Star | Jango Star | Nicolas Winding-Refn

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

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Due to the complicated production of Fear X (2003), he was forced to complete the successful Pusher trilogy, which he wrote, produced, and directed within a year. See more »

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Unsettling scenes of extreme violence See more »

Nickname:

Jang

Star Sign:

Libra

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