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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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The Neon Demon
Drive Director
Bronson Writer
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 2003 Fear X (screenplay by)
 1999 Bleeder (writer)
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Other Works:

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:

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


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 (2008) 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... See more »


In 2008, he started a new production company called JGS (Jang Go Star) with longtime friends and business associates 'Lene Borglum' and Thor Sighvatsson. See more »



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