Finnish actors born in 1957

Here are 8 famous actors from Finland were born in 1957:

Aki Kaurismäki

Aki Kaurismäki (April 4, 1957 Orimattila-) also known as Aki Olavi Kaurismäki or Aki Kaurismaki is a Finnish film producer, film director, screenwriter, film editor and actor.

He is regarded as one of the most influential and acclaimed filmmakers of Finland, known for his unique style of deadpan humor and melancholic themes. Kaurismäki has directed several notable films, including "Leningrad Cowboys Go America," "The Man Without a Past," and "Le Havre," all of which have received critical acclaim and won numerous awards at international film festivals. In addition to his skills as a filmmaker, Kaurismäki has also acted in several of his own films, as well as in films by other directors. He is known for his love of rock and roll music and often incorporates it into his films. Kaurismäki has been awarded multiple international awards for his contributions to cinema, including the Berlinale Camera and the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Seppo Pääkkönen

Seppo Pääkkönen (June 15, 1957 Kuhmo-) otherwise known as Seppo Paakkonen, Pääkkönen or Seppo Sakari Pääkkönen is a Finnish actor and voice actor. He has one child, Jasper Pääkkönen.

Seppo Pääkkönen began his career in the 1980s and has since appeared in a number of Finnish films and television series. Some of his notable roles include the TV series "Kuuraketti" and the film "Rööperi". He has also provided the Finnish voice dub for several famous actors, including Tommy Lee Jones and Christopher Walken.

Aside from acting, Pääkkönen is also a trained carpenter and has worked in construction in the past. He has also been involved in politics as a member of the Centre Party, serving on the city council in his hometown of Kuhmo for four years in the early 2000s.

Pääkkönen is the father of actor Jasper Pääkkönen, who is known for his roles in Hollywood films such as "Vikings", "BlackKKlansman", and "Da 5 Bloods".

Pekka Valkeejärvi

Pekka Valkeejärvi (December 19, 1957 Helsinki-) otherwise known as Pekka Juhani Valkeejärvi or KOM-teatteri is a Finnish actor.

Valkeejärvi studied at Theatre Academy Helsinki and graduated in 1982. He then became a member of the modernist theatre group KOM-teatteri, where he has performed in numerous productions over the course of his career. In addition to his theatre work, he has also appeared in several Finnish films and television series, including the popular crime drama "Bordertown". Valkeejärvi has been recognized for his acting with several awards, including the State Prize for Theatre in 1995 and the Actor of the Year award at the Jussi Awards in 2011.

Mikko Kivinen

Mikko Kivinen (November 20, 1957 Helsinki-) also known as Mikko Juhani Kivinen or Lapinlahden Linnut is a Finnish actor, television director and screenwriter.

He studied acting at the Theatre Academy of Finland and started his career as an actor in the Finnish National Theatre. Kivinen became a household name in Finland in the late 1980s when he founded the comedy group Lapinlahden Linnut, which was known for their satirical music and skits. He continued to work as a screenwriter and director for various television shows and films in Finland, including the popular drama series "Tuntematon Sotilas" (Unknown Soldier) and "Putous" (Fall). Kivinen has won several awards for his work including the Jussi Award for Best Screenplay for his work on the film "Pitkä kuuma kesä" (Long Hot Summer) in 1999.

Tommi Auvinen

Tommi Auvinen (August 10, 1957 Tampere-) is a Finnish actor, television director, screenwriter and theatre director.

He began his career in the early 1980s as an actor, appearing in several television shows and films. He has also directed numerous television shows and worked as a screenwriter for both television and film. In the theatre world, he has directed and written several plays, and has served as the artistic director of the Tampere Workers' Theatre since 2008. Auvinen is also known for his work as a teacher and mentor to young actors and directors. Over the course of his career, he has received several awards for his work, including the Jussi Award for Best Director in 1997 for the film "Bad Luck Love".

Tomi Salmela

Tomi Salmela (February 27, 1957 Helsinki-) otherwise known as Tomi 'Topi' Salmela or Tomi Salmela-Nikunen is a Finnish actor.

He is most notably recognized for his role in the Finnish sketch comedy show "Putous" as well as his appearances in various other Finnish television shows and films. Prior to his acting career, Salmela worked as a radio host and DJ. He also co-founded the Finnish comedy group Kummeli in the 1990s. Aside from acting, Salmela has lent his voice to several Finnish animated films and series, including "Angry Birds" and "Moomins and the Winter Wonderland". In addition to his entertainment career, Salmela has also been a strong advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken publicly about his own struggles with depression.

Sedu Koskinen

Sedu Koskinen (June 2, 1957 Pälkäne-) a.k.a. Seppo Koskinen, Mauno Seppo Antero "Sedu" Koskinen, Sedu or Seppo Mauno Antero ”Sedu” Koskinen is a Finnish restaurateur, businessperson, actor and film producer.

He is best known for his role in founding the restaurant chain Stefan's Steakhouse, as well as for his appearances in various Finnish films and TV shows. Sedu Koskinen has also established himself as a successful entrepreneur, having founded several other successful businesses in addition to Stefan's Steakhouse. He has received multiple awards for his contributions to the restaurant industry, and has been recognized as one of the most successful and influential businessmen in Finland. In addition to his business and acting career, Koskinen has also delved into film production, producing several critically acclaimed films including "Frozen City" and "Body Fat Index of Love". Sedu Koskinen continues to be a prominent figure in the Finnish entertainment and business industry, and his contributions to both fields have earned him a great deal of respect and admiration from his peers and fans alike.

Tapio Rauvala

Tapio Rauvala (August 8, 1957 Saarijärvi-) is a Finnish actor.

He graduated from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki in 1986 and has since had an extensive career in both film and television. Some of Rauvala's most notable roles include Hannu Peltola in the comedic television series "Tankki Täyteen", and the character of Oiva in the drama film "Ambush". In addition to his work as an actor, Rauvala has also been involved in scriptwriting, directing, and voice acting. In 2010, he won the Jussi Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the film "Aurora". Despite being known for his comedic roles, Rauvala has also shown exceptional range in dramatic acting and is considered one of Finland's most versatile actors.

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