Finnish actors born in 1934

Here are 5 famous actors from Finland were born in 1934:

Risto Jarva

Risto Jarva (July 15, 1934 Helsinki-December 16, 1977 Helsinki) a.k.a. Risto Antero Jarva was a Finnish screenwriter, film producer, film director, film editor and actor.

He was a prominent figure in the Finnish New Wave movement of the 1960s and 70s. Jarva's films were known for their social and political commentary, and he was considered one of the most important filmmakers of his generation. He studied at the University of Helsinki and began his career working in advertising before moving on to film. Some of his most notable films include "Vihreä Kulta" ("Green Gold"), "Käpy selän alla" ("The Grapes of Wrath"), and "Tabu". Jarva was also a member of the Finnish parliament and an active member of the Communist Party of Finland. He died at the age of 43 due to a heart attack caused by heavy alcohol consumption. After his death, he was remembered as one of the greatest Finnish filmmakers of all time.

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Gustav Wiklund

Gustav Wiklund (May 26, 1934 Helsinki-) a.k.a. Gustav Adolf Fingal Wiklund or Gustaf Wiklund is a Finnish actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer.

He began his career as an actor, appearing in several Finnish films in the 1950s before transitioning to directing in the 1960s. Some of his notable directorial achievements include the horror film "The Virgin Witch" (1972) and the comedy "Fimpen" (1974). He also wrote and produced many of the films he directed. Wiklund was known for his preference for genre films, particularly horror and exploitation films. Despite this, he was highly regarded in the Finnish film industry and earned several awards and nominations throughout his career. In addition to his work in film, Wiklund was an accomplished author and wrote several books on film and filmmaking.

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Jaakko Pakkasvirta

Jaakko Pakkasvirta (November 28, 1934 Rautjärvi-) also known as Pierre Froid, Jaakko Juhani Pakkasvirta or James Pakkasvirta is a Finnish actor, screenwriter, film director, film producer, film editor and sound recordist.

He started his career in the film industry in the 1960s, working as a sound recordist and editor for numerous Finnish films. He later ventured into acting and appeared in several films and TV shows, most notably as a recurring character in the popular Finnish TV series "Salatut Elämät."

In addition to acting, Pakkasvirta also directed and produced several films throughout his career. He wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed Finnish film "Käpy selän alla" (1966) which was directed by Mikko Niskanen.

Pakkasvirta is also recognized for his work as an activist for animal rights and environmental issues. In 1995, he founded "Animalia," an organization devoted to the protection and welfare of animals. He remains an active member and advocate for animal rights to this day.

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Lasse Mårtenson

Lasse Mårtenson (September 24, 1934 Helsinki-) also known as Lasse Mårtenson Studio-orkesteri, Lasse Martenson, Mårtenson, Lasse, Lars Anders Fredrik "Lasse" Mårtenson, Dixieland Band, Lasse Mårtenson och trio or Lars Anders Fredrik Mårtenson is a Finnish singer, film score composer and actor. His children are called Tove Christel Malmkvist and Kasper Martenson.

At the age of 17, Lasse Mårtenson started studying classical music and trained as a pianist at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 1956, he debuted as a jazz pianist and formed a band called the Lasse Mårtenson Dixieland Band, which quickly became known in Finland's music scene.

In the 1960s, Mårtenson began to focus on pop music and became one of the most popular singers in Finland. He participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 with the song "Laiskotellen" and finished in thirteenth place. He continued to release successful music throughout the decade.

Mårtenson also had a successful acting career, appearing in over 20 films, including the 1955 film "Suuri sävelparaati." In addition, he composed scores for over 30 Finnish films.

In 1995, Mårtenson was awarded the Pro Finlandia medal for his contributions to Finnish culture. He continues to be recognized as one of the most important figures in Finnish music history.

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Antti Peippo

Antti Peippo (September 10, 1934 Lahti-June 29, 1989 Helsinki) also known as Antti Eerikki Peippo, Antti Eerikki Chaffinch or Antti Chaffinch was a Finnish screenwriter, cinematographer, film director, film producer, actor and film editor.

Throughout his career, Antti Peippo was involved in more than thirty Finnish films. He began his career working as a cinematographer and editor, and worked his way up to directing and producing films. Some of his well-known works include "The Scarlet Dove" (1956), "Helposti Aloitettu" (1961), and "Punainen Viiva" (1961). Peippo was also known for his work as a screenwriter, having written scripts for films such as "The Keys to Paradise" (1964) and "The Cuban Missile Crisis" (1974). In addition to his work in the film industry, Peippo was also an accomplished actor, having appeared in several Finnish films throughout his career. Despite his success in the film industry, Peippo passed away in 1989 at the age of 54.

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