Nicolas Winding Refn

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  • Birth Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • 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.

Awards

  • 2005, Robert Awards — Best Danish Film: Nominee
  • 2005, Robert Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2017, Robert Awards — Best Danish Film: Nominee
  • 2014, Robert Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2017, Robert Awards — Blockbuster Audience Award: Nominee
  • 2000, Bodil Awards — Best Danish Film: Nominee
  • 2005, Bodil Awards — Best Danish Film: Nominee
  • 2017, Bodil Awards — Best Danish Film: Nominee
  • 2017, Robert Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2012, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 2011, Cannes Film Festival — Best Director: Winner
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
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  • 2012, Robert Awards — American Film of the Year: Winner
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2012, Bodil Awards — American Film of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Anders Refn — Father
  • Thomas Winding — Stepfather
  • Liv Corfixen — Wife
  • Vibeke Winding — Mother
  • Sara Winding — Half Sister
  • Lola Winding Refn — Daughter
  • Kasper Winding — Half Brother
  • Lizzielou Winding Refn — Daughter

College

  • Attended the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts, New York, New York, United States (1993)

Details

  • Birth Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer