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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 41

Birthday 1951-03-28

Day of Death 1995-07-13

Place of Birth Helsinki, Finland

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Also Known As

  • Tino Sandos

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 Bohemian Eyes
1999 L.A. Without a Map as Rodolfo (archive footage) (uncredited)
1994 Iron Horsemen
1994 Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses as Moses / Vladimir
1994 Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana as Reino
1993 The Last Border
1993 Hobitit (9 episodes) as Saruman
1992 La Vie de Bohème as Rodolfo
1991 Night on Earth as Mika
1991 Zombie and the Ghost Train as Harri
1991 Moonlight Sonata II: The Street Sweepers as Toimistovirkailijat
1990 Kiljusen herrasväen uudet seikkailut as fruktosian kielen tulkki
1990 Dolly and Her Lover as Räpsy
1989 Dirty Hands as Hugo Barine
1989 Leningrad Cowboys Go America as Vladimir (Manager)
1989 Cha Cha Cha as Matti Ojanperä
1988 Ariel as Mikkonen
1987 Hamlet Goes Business
1986 Näkemiin, hyvästi
1986 Shadows in Paradise as Nikander
1986 The King Goes Forth to France as Earless Man
1986 Rocky VI
1985 Ylösnousemus as Formulakuski, joka etsii kuolemaa
1985 Calamari Union as Frank
1985 Rare, Medium, Well Done
1984 The Clan - Tale of the Frogs as Ritsari
1984 Rakkauselokuva as Säikky-Nilsson
1984 Aikalainen
1984 Kello
1983 Crime and Punishment as Nikander
1983 April Is the Cruellest Month as kiiluvasilmäinen pilleristi
1983 Regina ja miehet as Rex Räsänen
1982 The Worthless as Manne
1981 Sign of the Beast
1981 The Liar as Chandlerin kirjojen ystävä
1979 Ruskan jälkeen as Jaakko Sammalsuo
1977 Viimeinen savotta
1976 Antti Puuhaara
1975 The Taste of Summer as Hessu, tykkimies
1970 Akseli and Elina as Valdemar Leppänen, "Valtu"
1962 The Boys as koululainen

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