Anders Thomas Jensen

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Anders Thomas Jensen
Born (1972-04-06) 6 April 1972 (age 43)
Frederiksværk, Denmark
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Spouse(s) Line Kruse

Anders Thomas Jensen (born 6 April 1972 in Frederiksværk) is a Danish screenwriter and film director.

Life and career[edit]

Jensen won the Oscar for his 1998 film Election Night. He received Oscar nominations in the live-action short category for his films Ernst & Lyset (1996) and Wolfgang (1997). He also wrote The New Tenants, which won the 2009 Oscar for Best Live Action Short.

From the end of the 1990s and into the new millennium he wrote the screenplays for most of the Danish movie blockbusters of the period, including Mifune's Last Song (co-written with Søren Kragh-Jacobsen), In China They Eat Dogs, Open Hearts, Stealing Rembrandt, and Brothers.

In 2000 Anders Thomas Jensen for the first time directed a feature film: the action-comedy Flickering Lights, and since then directed The Green Butchers and Adam's Apples.

In 2005 he received the Nordisk Film Award (1000 Danish kroner times the age of Nordisk Film).

"As there was the Lubitsch touch and the Wilder touch, we can now speak of the Jensen touch -- a twinge of pathos acknowledged quietly, relying on our sympathy for the characters' bizarre frailties."

— David Bordwell[1]



  1. ^ David Bordwell: Essay on Danish Cinema, in Film #55, 2007, page 18

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