Finnish actors born in 1940

Here are 6 famous actors from Finland were born in 1940:

M. A. Numminen

M. A. Numminen (March 12, 1940 Somero-) a.k.a. M.A. Numminen, MA Numminen, MA Numminem, Numminen, M.A., Mauri Antero Numminen, Oriveden Kenkätehdas, Gommi, La Kamarado, E. Väline, Usko Suomalainen, Viljo Kyttälä, Ruotsin Kuningas or Arhippa Pirtola is a Finnish writer, singer, author, musician, record producer, composer, film score composer, actor, screenwriter, cinematographer and film director.

He is known for his eccentric and experimental musical style, often incorporating electronic instruments and humorous lyrics. Numminen has released over 40 albums throughout his career and has also written several books on topics such as language and culture. In addition to his musical and literary pursuits, he has also had a successful career in film, both as an actor and behind the camera. Numminen has received numerous awards for his contributions to music and culture in Finland, and continues to be a prominent figure in the Finnish arts scene.

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Matti Ruohola

Matti Ruohola (June 12, 1940 Heinola-February 16, 2014 Helsinki) otherwise known as Matti Ruohola Santeri or Matti Santeri Ruohola was a Finnish actor and voice actor.

He started his career in theater in the 1960s and later worked extensively in television and film. He appeared in several popular Finnish TV series including "Kotikatu" and "Salatut Elämät". Ruohola was also well known for his work as a voice actor, providing Finnish language dubbing for many Hollywood films and TV shows. Some of his notable voice acting roles include Pumbaa in "The Lion King" and Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" film series. In addition to his acting career, Ruohola was also a trained teacher and worked as a drama instructor. He was awarded the Order of the Lion of Finland in recognition of his contributions to the arts.

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Esko Salminen

Esko Salminen (October 12, 1940 Helsinki-) also known as Esko Kullervo Salminen is a Finnish actor. He has three children, Kreeta Salminen, Kristo Salminen and Sonja Salminen.

Salminen began his acting career in the early 1960s, and has since made appearances in over 100 films and TV shows. He is best known for his work in Aki Kaurismäki's films, such as "The Match Factory Girl" and "Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana". Salminen has also appeared in Finnish TV shows like "Kotikatu" and "Tuntematon sotilas". In addition to acting, Salminen has also directed several theater productions and worked as a voice actor in animated films. He has been awarded several honors including the Finnish Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1987 for his role in the film "Akseli and Elina".

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Reijo Taipale

Reijo Taipale (March 9, 1940 Miehikkälä-) also known as Taipale, Reijo or Reijo Taipale Hope is a Finnish actor and singer.

He started his music career in the 1960s, and became one of the most successful Finnish singers of his time. Taipale's signature song, "Eron hetki on kaunis" which translates to "The moment of separation is beautiful," is considered a classic in Finnish music. He released over 40 albums throughout his career, winning numerous awards and accolades for his music. In addition to his music career, Taipale also appeared in a number of Finnish films and television shows. He passed away in 2019 at the age of 78.

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Aarno Sulkanen

Aarno Sulkanen (April 1, 1940 Lahti-) also known as Aarno Olavi Sulkanen is a Finnish actor.

He is known for his work in Finnish television and film, having appeared in over 60 different productions throughout his career. Sulkanen began his acting career on stage before transitioning to television and film. He is best known for his roles in popular Finnish TV series such as "Kulkuri ja joutsen", "Kolmistaan" and "Viimeinen mohikaani". He has also appeared in several Finnish films, including "Jäniksen vuosi" and "Rikos ja rangaistus". In addition to his work in front of the camera, Sulkanen has also worked as a radio host and voice actor, lending his voice to several Finnish dubs of foreign films and TV shows.

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Arvi Lind

Arvi Lind (December 21, 1940 Lappeenranta-) otherwise known as Lind, Arvi or Arvi Kullervo Lind is a Finnish journalist and actor. He has one child, Juha Lind.

Lind began his career in journalism as a television newsreader and reporter for Yleisradio in the 1960s. He later went on to become the editor-in-chief of several Finnish newspapers, including Ilta-Sanomat and Helsingin Sanomat. He is known for his investigative journalism and has won several awards for his work, including the Finnish State Award for Public Information in 1978.

In addition to his journalism career, Lind has also been active in Finnish theater and film. He has appeared in several productions at the Finnish National Theatre and has acted in popular films such as "Tuntematon sotilas" and "Ariel". He also directed a film, "Lumikuningatar", in 1986.

Lind has been recognized for his contributions to Finnish culture and society, being awarded the Pro Finlandia medal in 2010. He is also an honorary doctor of the University of Helsinki.

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