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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)
Valhalla Rising
(2009)
Drive
Drive Director
(2011)
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
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 2003 Fear X (screenplay by)
 1999 Bleeder (writer)
 1996 Pusher
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Personal Details

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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[on his planned Aleister Crowley biopic and casting Tom Hardy as Crowley] I am not knowledgeable at all about Crowley's life and I will need a good writer to put all these ideas in formation. But the moment I called Tom and suggested the project, he didn't hesitate to say yes. His only question was, 'When do we start?' We had a great working relationship on Bronson (2008), and finally, after many... See more »

Trivia:

He is dyslexic. See more »

Trademark:

Shoots all his films in chronological order and without rehearsal See more »

Nickname:

Jang

Star Sign:

Libra

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