Nicolas Winding Refn


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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 teen years. New York quickly became his city and soon began to ... See full bio »

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(2009)
(2016)
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  Too Old to Die Young (TV Mini-Series) (created by - 10 episodes, 2019) (written by - 10 episodes, 2019)
- Volume 10: The World (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Volume 9: The Empress (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Volume 8: The Hanged Man (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Volume 7: The Magician (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Volume 6: The High Priestess (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2016 The Neon Demon (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2013 Only God Forgives (written by)
 2010 Pusher (original)
 2009 Valhalla Rising (written by)
 2008 Bronson (screenplay)
 2005 Pusher III
 2004 Pusher II
 2003 Fear X (screenplay by)
  The Chosen 7 (TV Series) (idea - 12 episodes, 2001) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001)
- Emanuel Carstens (2001) ... (idea) / (writer)
- Episode dated 22 November 2001 (2001) ... (idea) / (writer)
- Manden i kælderen (2001) ... (idea)
- Emil Jansens sidste færd (2001) ... (idea)
- Glyphtographen (2001) ... (idea)
 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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[on the commercial failure of Fear X (2003) and market value] What I learned from my failure is that it's not creativity you should be afraid of, you should just be aware of what the value is. The film industry is very simple, like any market. If your films make money, it's a lot easier to get money to make more films. If your films don't lose money, you can still find people to give you money. ... See more »

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Is a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick's films. He often worked with the cinematographer Larry Smith, who was frequent collaborator of Kubrick, for example on Eyes Wide Shut (1999). See more »

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Often has a lingering shot of a character observing their reflection. See more »

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Jang See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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