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Kari Väänänen

Kari Kyösti Väänänen (born 17 September 1953 in Ivalo) is a Finnish actor and director. Domestically he is a member of the Ryhmäteatteri group of actors. He was introduced to international audiences by Aki Kaurismäki; and belongs to the list of his "trusted" stable of actors. His most challenging role has been the eponymous mafia hitman of Rosso, for which he learned all his lines phonetically, without previously speaking a word of Italian. Kari Väänänen was featured in Star Wreck, a Finnish sci-fi parody where he played the Russian president. He also starred in Jim Jarmusch's 1991 film Night on Earth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sep 17, 1953 In Ivalo, Finland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Jon 1983-02-25
Latest Project:
Movie Fingerpori 2019-10-18
Known For
Poster of Christmas Story
Poster of Honey Baby
Poster of The Hobbits
Poster of Paper Star
Movie Master Cheng Romppainen 2019-09-27
Movie Fingerpori Homelius 2019-10-18
Movie Kiwi Christmas Santa 2017-11-30
Movie We Are the Pirates of the Roads Hurja-Kaarlo 2015-03-27
Movie The Rise and Fall of a Friendship Jalo Rautakumpu 2012-03-23
Movie Bohemian Eyes Unknown 2011-01-26
Movie Let My People Go! Mr. Tiilikainen 2011-12-28
Movie The House of Branching Love Niilo 2009-08-21
Movie One Foot Under Salmela 2009-03-20
Movie V2: Dead Angel Police Lieutenant Usko Saastamoinen 2007-01-11
Movie Christmas Story Iisakki 2007-11-16
Movie Onni von Sopanen P.E. teacher 2006-08-11
Movie Rock'n Roll Never Dies Laakkonen 2006-12-21
Movie Honey Baby der Große Enrico 2005-06-26
Movie Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning President Uljanov 2005-08-20
Movie Trench Road Jarmo Kesämaa 2004-11-26
Movie Land of Love Hannu Rinta-Perkiö 2003-12-19
Movie Kymmenen riivinrautaa Heikki Korkkalainen 2002-08-30
Series Seitsemän Antti Mäkinen 2001-01-08
Movie Bad Luck Love Heinonen 2000-05-26
Movie Lakeuden Kutsu Erkki Hakala 2000-01-14
Movie The Tough Ones Törnqvist 1999-01-15
Movie Ambush Corporal Tauno Snicker 1999-01-22
Movie Drifting Clouds Lauri 1996-01-26
Movie Sambolico Eric 1996-06-04
Movie Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses The Mute 1994-02-24
Movie Iron Horsemen 1994-05-14
Movie Ripa Hits the Skids Lynkkynen 1993-02-05
Series The Hobbits Aragorn 1993-03-29
Movie The Last Border Borka 1993-08-20
Movie Goodbye Gibraltar Jorma 1993-12-17
Movie La Vie de Bohème Schaunard 1992-02-27
Movie The Champion Eero Tyrni 1992-03-06
Movie Zombie and the Ghost Train Upseeri (voice) 1991-07-26
Movie Night on Earth Man #1 Helsinki 1991-12-12
Movie Dolly and Her Lover Detective Karisto 1990-02-01
Movie Amazon Kari 1990-12-14
Movie Leningrad Cowboys Go America Igor (Village Idiot) 1989-03-24
Movie Cha Cha Cha Kari Pöllänen 1989-01-20
Movie Kukunor Ihmissyöjä 1989-04-07
Movie Paper Star Ilja Kulovaara 1989-09-29
Movie Dirty Hands Ivan 1989-10-04
Movie Älä itke Iines Unknown 1987-02-20
Movie Helsinki Napoli - All Night Long Alex 1987-11-13
Movie Hamlet Goes Business Lauri Polonius 1987-08-21
Movie Harmagedon 1986-03-28
Movie The King Goes Forth to France Narrator 1986-09-19
Movie Calamari Union Frank 1985-02-08
Movie Rare, Medium, Well Done Unknown 1985-01-18
Movie Rosso Rosso 1985-08-26
Movie Ylösnousemus Touko Heinävesi 1985-09-27
Movie The Unknown Soldier Lammio 1985-12-06
Movie The Clan - Tale of the Frogs Leevi Sammakko 1984-11-30
Movie Jon Jon 1983-02-25