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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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28 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Neon Demon
(2016)
Drive
Drive Director
(2011)
Bronson
Bronson Writer
(2008)
Only God Forgives
(2013)

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 2018 Too Old To Die Young (TV Series) (creator) (pre-production)
 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)
 2003 Fear X (screenplay by)
  The Chosen 7 (TV Series) (idea - 12 episodes, 2001) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001)
- Emanuel Carstens (2001) ... (idea) / (writer)
- Emil Jansens sidste færd (2001) ... (idea)
- Glyphtografen (2001) ... (idea)
- Kriegers Eliksir (2001) ... (idea)
- Boksen (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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Personal Quote:

[from his introduction to the 'Cannes Classics' screening of the 4K restoration] Planet of the Vampires (1965) is the film that Ridley Scott and Dan O'Bannon stole from to make Alien (1979). We found the elements, we have the evidence tonight. This is the origin! (...) When you look at the two movies it's not just similarities. It's lifted structure, scenes, characters, dilemmas, themes that are ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2009, he was to develop a film biopic on the life of polemic and controversial English occultist, Aleister Crowley, with Tom Hardy (whom he had worked with on Bronson) as Crowley. As of 2016, the project hasn't been brought to fruition. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Cliff Martinez for music (Drive (2011), Only God Forgives (2013) and The Neon Demon (2016)) See more »

Nickname:

Jang

Star Sign:

Libra

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