Nikolaj Arcel

1972 - Today

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Nikolaj Arcel (born 25 August 1972) is a Danish filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for his 2012 film A Royal Affair which won two prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, as well as the 2017 American film The Dark Tower. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolaj Arcel has received more than 376,916 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Nikolaj Arcel is the 1,385th most popular film director (down from 1,188th in 2019), the 560th most popular biography from Denmark and the 20th most popular Danish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Nikolaj Arcel ranks 1,385 out of 1,580Before him are Joe Carnahan, Joseph Cedar, Harmony Korine, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, David Silverman, and Deniz Gamze Ergüven. After him are Drew Goddard, Damián Szifron, Deran Sarafian, Alex Kurtzman, Davis Guggenheim, and Pablo Trapero.

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Among people born in 1972, Nikolaj Arcel ranks 400Before him are Kalinikos Kreanga, Stoja, Doriva, Masayuki Okano, Amen, and Claudia Poll. After him are Shan Sa, Guillaume Soro, Justina Machado, Ergün Penbe, Jaouad Gharib, and Nocturno Culto.

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Among people born in Denmark, Nikolaj Arcel ranks 560 out of 783Before him are Michael Maze (1981), Prince Christian of Denmark (2005), Brian Holm (1962), Nicolas Kiesa (1978), Allan Nielsen (1971), and Thomas Sørensen (1976). After him are Tomas N'evergreen (1969), Yahya Hassan (1995), Peter Kjær (1965), Ida Corr (1977), Michael Schjønberg (1967), and Natasja Saad (1974).


Among film directors born in Denmark, Nikolaj Arcel ranks 20Before him are Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (1947), Lone Scherfig (1959), Astrid Henning-Jensen (1914), Niels Arden Oplev (1961), Anders Thomas Jensen (1972), and Joachim Trier (1974). After him are Tobias Lindholm (1977).