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Matti Pellonpää

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Matti Pellonpää (28 March 1951 in Helsinki – 13 July 1995 in Vaasa) was an award-winning Finnish actor and a musician. He rose to international fame with his roles in both Aki Kaurismäki's and Mika Kaurismäki's films; particularly being a regular in Aki's films, appearing in 18 of them. He started his career in 1962 as a radio actor at the Finnish state-owned broadcasting company YLE. He performed as an actor during the 70s in many amateur theatres, at the same time that he studied at the Finnish Theatre Academy, where he completed his studies in the year 1977. He was nominated Best Actor by European Film Academy for his role as Rodolfo in La Vie de Boheme and won the Felix at the European Film Awards in 1992. He also starred in Jim Jarmusch's 1991 film Night on Earth. Description above from the Wikipedia article Matti Pellonpää, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 28, 1951 In Helsinki, Finland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Boys 1962-11-02
Latest Project:
Movie Bluesia Pieksämäen asemalla 2013-03-06
Known For
Poster of Konstan pylkkerö
Poster of The Hobbits
Poster of Ariel
Poster of Shadows in Paradise
Movie Bluesia Pieksämäen asemalla himself 2013-03-06
Movie Bohemian Eyes 2011-01-26
Movie L.A. Without a Map Rodolfo (archive footage) (uncredited) 1999-02-26
Series Konstan pylkkerö Anselmi 1994-01-04
Movie Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana Reino 1994-01-14
Movie Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses Moses / Vladimir 1994-02-24
Movie Iron Horsemen 1994-05-14
Movie Pieniä valheita Luikki 1994-05-07
Series The Hobbits Saruman 1993-03-29
Movie The Last Border Dimitri 1993-08-20
Movie La Vie de Bohème Rodolfo 1992-02-27
Movie Moonlight Sonata II: The Street Sweepers Toimistovirkailijat 1991-03-08
Movie Night on Earth Mika 1991-12-12
Movie Zombie and the Ghost Train Harri 1991-07-26
Movie Dolly and Her Lover Räpsy 1990-02-01
Movie The New Adventures of That Kiljunen Family Interpreter of Fruktosian 1990-12-21
Movie Cha Cha Cha Matti Ojanperä 1989-01-20
Movie Leningrad Cowboys Go America Vladimir (Manager) 1989-03-24
Movie Dirty Hands Hugo Barine 1989-10-04
Movie Ariel Mikkonen 1988-10-21
Movie Hamlet Goes Business Guard 1987-08-21
Movie The King Goes Forth to France Earless Man 1986-09-19
Movie Rocky VI Unknown 1986-06-14
Movie Shadows in Paradise Nikander 1986-10-17
Movie Näkemiin, hyvästi 1986-12-19
Movie Rare, Medium, Well Done Unknown 1985-01-18
Movie Calamari Union Frank 1985-02-08
Movie Ylösnousemus Formulakuski, joka etsii kuolemaa 1985-09-27
Movie Kello 1984-03-02
Movie Aikalainen 1984-03-16
Movie The Clan - Tale of the Frogs Ritsari 1984-11-30
Movie Marked Unknown 1984-09-15
Movie Rakkauselokuva Säikky-Nilsson 1984-11-16
Movie Regina ja miehet Rex Räsänen 1983-02-18
Movie April Is the Cruellest Month kiiluvasilmäinen pilleristi 1983-10-21
Movie Crime and Punishment Nikander 1983-12-02
Movie Jackpot 2 1982-03-05
Movie The Worthless Manne 1982-10-15
Movie The Liar Chandlerin kirjojen ystävä 1981-02-27
Movie Sign of the Beast 1981-09-25
Movie Winter of Black Snow Jaakko Sammalsuo 1979-08-31
Movie The Last Lumbercamp 1977-11-04
Movie Antti Puuhaara Unknown 1976-11-05
Movie The Taste of Summer Hessu, tykkimies 1975-10-16
Movie Akseli and Elina Valdemar Leppänen, "Valtu" 1970-12-04
Movie The Boys Schoolboy (uncredited) 1962-11-02