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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)
 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 »

Alternate Names:

Jang Go Star | Jango Star | Nicolas Winding-Refn

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on how Kevin Smith inspired him to become a filmmaker:] My first work in the film industry was in distribution. I was taken to Cannes for about 3 or 4 years working as a film scout for my uncle, learning what it means to sell and buy movies. So my introduction to actually making films was from a distribution point of view, and it was a great learning experience. You walk into a cinema and you ... See more »

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

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Unsettling scenes of extreme violence See more »

Nickname:

Jang

Star Sign:

Libra

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