Nicolas Winding Refn

Nicolas Winding Refn

Active - 1996 - 2016  |   Born - Sep 29, 1970 in Copenhagen, Denmark  |   Genres - Crime, Thriller, Drama

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  • Emigrated to New York with his mother and stepfather in 1978 but returned to Denmark as a teen; didn't make his first English-language film until 2003's Fear X.
  • Made his directing debut in Denmark with Pusher (1996), the first film in a drug-dealer trilogy (the others were released in 2004 and 2005).
  • Wife Liv Corfixen appears in his films Bleeder (1999) and Fear X.
  • The 2006 Danish documentary Gambler follows Winding Refn and Corfixen during the filming of Pusher II and III.
  • Won directing awards for Drive, a 2011 action-adventure film about a stunt driver, but doesn't have a driver's license.