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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 2022 Copenhagen Cowboy (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.6 ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 ... (creator)
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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)

Spouse:

Liv Corfixen  (2 children)



Relatives:

Kasper Winding (half sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I always loved Kenneth Anger's work, especially his earlier elements and leading up to Scorpio Rising (1963) which is kind of his greatest, and that was the first time where pop music was used for certain images. It was the first kind of music video because it was the first commercial advertisement with symbolic images combined with music. There's a lot of that with everything I do. And there was... See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in a series of interviews on Den 11. time (2007), opening up about his personal issues, his artistic failing and his highly publicized fall out with actor Kim Bodnia. See more »

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The color red is frequently shown throughout all of his films See more »

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