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      Nikolaj Arcel

      Nikolaj Arcel

      Highest Rated: 100% A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 15% The Dark Tower (2017)

      Birthday: Aug 25, 1972

      Birthplace: København, Denmark

      Nikolaj Arcel was a Danish screenwriter and director who achieved international acclaim in 2012 with his Oscar-nominated period drama, "A Royal Affair." Born and raised in the cosmopolitan city of Copenhagen, Arcel always had a desire to write and direct his own movies. Hence, when it came time to enter college, he enrolled in Denmark's prestigious National Film School. While attending the university, Arcel learned the rudimentary aspects of filmmaking and screenwriting, while simultaneously honing his craft by writing and directing numerous short films. One of those films, 2001's "Woyzecks sidste symfoni," won the Grand Prix award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, thus putting Arcel on the map as a hot young director to watch. Upon graduating from the university in 2001, Arcel wasted no time in writing and directing his own feature films. His debut feature, 2004's "King's Game" was nominated for various awards in his native country, while his 2007 follow-up, "The Island of Lost Souls," was equally as successful. While writing and directing his own features, Arcel also began to write the screenplays for various other wildly successful films, most notably 2009's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," which would later be remade in America by the Oscar-nominated director, David Fincher. Then in 2012 Arcel wrote and directed "A Royal Affair," a period drama set in the 18th Century. The film was a smash success both in his native Denmark, as well as abroad, having earned a Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film.




      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Purity of Vengeance Screenwriter - 2018
      15% 44% The Dark Tower Director,
      $50.7M 2017
      100% 67% A Conspiracy of Faith Writer - 2016
      92% 67% The Absent One Screenwriter - 2014
      71% 68% The Keeper of Lost Causes Screenwriter - 2013
      43% 37% Antboy Screenwriter - 2013
      90% 82% A Royal Affair Director,
      $1.5M 2012
      No Score Yet 71% Truth About Men Director,
      - 2010
      85% 87% The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Screenwriter $10.1M 2009
      No Score Yet 35% Island of Lost Souls Director,
      - 2007
      No Score Yet 27% Cecilie Screenwriter - 2007
      No Score Yet 61% Fighter Writer - 2007
      No Score Yet 82% King's Game Director,
      - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Catch That Girl Writer - 2002