Nicolas Winding Refn (born 29 September 1970) is a Danish film director, screenwriter and producer. Winding Refn went to the United States in 1981 and was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1993. He is famous for directing the Pusher trilogy. His film Drive premiered in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival where it won him the Best Director Award.
Winding Refn is married to actress Liv Corfixen, with whom he has one child. He is the half-brother of Danish singer Kasper Winding, and the son of veteran Danish film director and editor Anders Refn.