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      Niels Arden Oplev

      Niels Arden Oplev

      Highest Rated: 100% Rose (2022)

      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.


      Niels Arden Oplev FLATLINERS, FROM LEFT, ELLEN PAGE, DIRECTOR NIELS ARDEN OPLEV, ON-SET, 2017. PH: MICHAEL GIBSON. ©COLUMBIA DEAD MAN DOWN, director Niels Arden Oplev (hat), Noomi Rapace, on set, 2013. ph: John Baer/©FilmDistrict



      100% 83% Rose Director,
      - 2022
      100% 71% Held for Ransom Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2019
      4% 32% Flatliners Director $16.9M 2017
      No Score Yet 50% Speed Walking Director - 2014
      42% 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 Chop Chop Director,
      - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portland Director,
      - 1996


      No Score Yet 66% FBI Director 2018
      61% 87% Midnight, Texas Executive Producer 2017
      46% 85% Game of Silence Executive Producer,
      68% 45% Under the Dome Director 2013
      No Score Yet 60% Unforgettable Director 2011