Here are 2 famous actors from Finland died in 2005:
Armand Lohikoski (January 3, 1912 Astoria-March 20, 2005 Helsinki) was a Finnish film director, screenwriter and actor.
He started his career in the film industry as an actor during the 1930s, appearing in several Finnish films. In the 1940s, he began directing and became known for his work in popular Finnish films such as "Kultainen Kynttilänjalka" and "Pekka ja Pätkä sammakkomiehinä".
Lohikoski's films often had comedic themes and were popular with Finnish audiences. He continued to direct films until the 1970s, with one of his later works being the 1970 film "Vodkaa, komisario Palmu" which starred famous Finnish actor Joel Rinne. Lohikoski also wrote the screenplay for several of the films he directed.
In addition to his work in film, Lohikoski was also involved in Finnish theatre and television. He was awarded the honorary title of professor in 1962 for his contributions to Finnish culture. Lohikoski passed away in Helsinki in 2005 at the age of 93.
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Arto Melleri (September 7, 1956 Lappajärvi-May 13, 2005) also known as Arto Matti Vihtori Melleri or Melleri, Arto was a Finnish writer, poet, screenwriter, actor and lyricist. He had two children, Vera Melleri and Sara Melleri.
As a writer, Arto Melleri gained significant acclaim for his works which were published in a number of anthologies and literary magazines. He won the J. H. Erkko Award in 1994 for his collection of poems titled "Savuava omakotitalo" (Smoking detached house) and the Kalevi Jäntti Prize in 1997 for his play "Pilvet" (Clouds).
In addition, Melleri was a prolific screenwriter and collaborated on several films and TV series, including the critically acclaimed "Rikos ja rangaistus" (Crime and Punishment) in 1983. Melleri was known for his versatility and ability to work across different mediums with ease, as evidenced by his work as a lyricist for several popular Finnish rock bands like Hassisen Kone and Sielun Veljet.
Tragically, Arto Melleri passed away at the age of 48 due to complications from cancer. However, his legacy lives on through his influential cultural contributions which continue to inspire and influence modern Finnish literature and screenwriting to this day.
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