Niels Arden Oplev

Niels Arden Oplev

Highest Rated: 100% Held for Ransom (2019)

Lowest Rated: 4% Flatliners (2017)

Birthday: Mar 26, 1961

Birthplace: Denmark

Best known for directing the international Swedish blockbuster "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Niels Arden Oplev was a Danish director who won acclaim for his unique visionary prowess. Oplev was born Niels Pedersen on March 26, 1961 in Denmark. He initially followed an agricultural education like his father had, but switched directions and ventured into film. He enrolled into the National Film School of Denmark, where he directed a prize-winning documentary about his father's farm titled "Hugo fra Himmerland" (Hugo From Himmerland, 1987). By 1989, he graduated as a director from the prestigious film school and quickly began directing plays and short films, which included "Nogen" (Naked, 1992). Four years later, Oplev made his feature film directorial debut "Portland" (1996), a violent story about two brothers navigating the criminal underworld of a small town. The movie received critical acclaim at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear award. After directing his second film, "Fukssvansen" (2001), Oplev began working on TV shows. Two of them, "Rejseholdet" (Unit One, 2000-04) and "Ornen" (2004-06), nabbed the Best Foreign Language Television Series at the International Emmy Awards and brought recognition to the Danish director.




100% No Score Yet Held for Ransom Director,
Executive Producer
- 2019
4% 32% Flatliners Director $16.9M 2017
No Score Yet 48% Speed Walking Director - 2014
41% 47% Dead Man Down Director $10.9M 2013
85% 87% The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Director $10.1M 2009
No Score Yet 77% Worlds Apart Director,
- 2008
88% 82% We Shall Overcome Director,
- 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portland Director,
- 1996


No Score Yet 61% FBI Director 2018
61% 87% Midnight, Texas Executive Producer 2017
46% 84% Game of Silence Executive Producer,
68% 46% Under the Dome Director 2013
No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Director 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stieg Larssons Millennium Director 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey Director 2004-2006