Nicolas Winding Refn

Nicolas Winding Refn

Highest Rated: 100% With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II (2004)

Lowest Rated: 8% Dying of the Light (2014)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1970

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

A bold and intriguing talent, Danish writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn called himself "a fetish filmmaker," stating that he chose his projects based on whether he would like to see them and felt strongly it was necessary for art to be extreme. Poetic and baffling in turns, his work was frequently punctuated by jarring bursts of violence, often amidst gritty, intense looks at criminal sub-cultures. Winding Refn's lead characters were invariably pushed past their breaking point by circumstances, but sometimes also reacted with surprising degrees of sincere human emotion. Always shooting in chronological order as a way of getting consistent performances from his actors, Winding Refn was open about his influences, which ranged from the cinema of Kenneth Anger, "Le Samourai" (1967), "Mean Streets" (1973) and "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974) to others more unexpected like the teen comedies of John Hughes. However, this was in keeping with the duality of a director who described his films as being "very feminine," even while they incorporated instances of cringe-inducing brutality. Presented with the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the mesmerizing, widely acclaimed thriller "Drive" (2011), Winding Refn was hailed as one of the most visionary directors of his generation, delivering the sort of dazzling creativity and risk taking that reinvigorates genres and take viewers on difficult, astonishing journeys.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
59% 51% The Neon Demon Director,
Writer (Original Screenplay),
Producer
$1.3M 2016
58% 40% My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn Unknown (Character) - 2014
8% 15% Dying of the Light Executive Producer - 2014
41% 37% Only God Forgives Director,
Screenwriter
$775.9K 2013
No Score Yet 64% Black's Game Executive Producer - 2012
48% 34% Pusher Executive Producer - 2012
92% 79% Drive Director $35.1M 2011
73% 49% Valhalla Rising Director,
Screenwriter
$17.5K 2009
76% 74% Bronson Director,
Screenwriter
$104.8K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Marple: Nemesis Director - 2007
93% 82% Pusher 3 Director,
Writer
$4K 2005
100% 85% With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II Director,
Writer
- 2004
58% 38% Fear X Director,
Writer
- 2003
No Score Yet 67% Bleeder Director,
Writer
- 1999
83% 85% Pusher Director,
Writer
$4.4K 1996

TV

Credit
70% 89% Too Old to Die Young Executive Producer,
Creator
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Director,
Writer
2009

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