Famous Danish Directors

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 1 Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier.
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Famous As: Film-Maker
Birthdate: April 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Danish film director and screenwriter Lars von Trier has been active in the entertainment industry for almost four decades. He is known for exploring topics like existential issues, politics, mental health, etc. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Palme d'Or, the Grand Prix, and the Prix du Jury. He has seven Academy Award nominations as well.

 2 Nicolas Winding Refn

Nicolas Winding Refn.
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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 3 Anna Karina

Anna Karina.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solbjerg, Denmark
Died: December 14, 2019

Anna Karina was a Danish-French film actress, singer, and director. She often collaborated with French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard and appeared in many of his films, including My Life to Live and Bande à part. She set up her own production company in 1972 and made her directorial debut with Vivre ensemble. She was also a published author. 

 4 Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier.
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: April 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 5 Ejner Johansson

Ejner Johansson.
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Famous As: Art Historian
Birthdate: March 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 28, 2001

 6 Ulrich Thomsen

Ulrich Thomsen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

 7 Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg
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Famous As: Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frederiksberg
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 8 Douglas Sirk

Douglas Sirk
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: April 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: January 14, 1987

 9 Carl Theodor Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: February 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 20, 1968

 10 Nikolaj Arcel

Nikolaj Arcel
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen

 11 Torben Ulrich

Torben Ulrich
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

 12 Bille August

Bille August
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer
Birthdate: November 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brede

 13 Liv Corfixen

Liv Corfixen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denmark

 14 Maria Sten

Maria Sten
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 15 Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier
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Famous As: film director
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Copenhagen

 16 Lone Scherfig

Lone Scherfig
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen

 17 Niels Arden Oplev

Niels Arden Oplev
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: March 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oue, Denmark

 18 Jens Albinus

Jens Albinus
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bogense, Denmark

 19 Paprika Steen

Paprika Steen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

 20 David Sakurai

David Sakurai
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 21 Jorgen Leth

Jorgen Leth
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark

 22 Tobias Lindholm

Tobias Lindholm
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Næstved, Denmark

 23 Anders Thomas Jensen

Anders Thomas Jensen
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frederiksværk, Denmark

 24 Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 9, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ordrup, Denmark
Died: January 31, 1967

 25 Benjamin Christensen

Benjamin Christensen
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: September 28, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viborg, Denmark
Died: April 2, 1959

 26 Michael Noer

Michael Noer
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: December 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Esbjerg, Denmark

 27 Ole Bornedal

Ole Bornedal
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: May 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nørresundby, Denmark

 28 Gabriel Axel

Gabriel Axel
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: April 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Århus, Denmark
Died: February 9, 2014

 29 Lars Knutzon

Lars Knutzon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 30 Henrik Stangerup

Henrik Stangerup
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 4, 1998

 31 Johanne Luise Heiberg

Johanne Luise Heiberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 21, 1890

 32 Bodil Ipsen

Bodil Ipsen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 26, 1964

 33 Klaus Pagh

Klaus Pagh
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hørsholm, Denmark
Died: December 8, 2020

 34 Olaf Fønss

Olaf Fønss
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Århus, Denmark
Died: March 11, 1949

 35 Johannes Poulsen

Johannes Poulsen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 14, 1938