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Jonas Åkerlund

Crew | * 11/10/1965 (53) | Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Hans Uno Jonas Åkerlund (Swedish: [ˈhɑːns ˈʉːnʊ ²juːnas ²oːkɛˌɭɵnd]; born 10 November 1965) is a Swedish director and drummer. He is best known for directing music videos, which are often mock forms of movie trailers and short films. His video for Madonna's song "Ray of Light" won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form, and a record seven awards at 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, including the Video of the Year (check here all winners and nominees of 1998 MTV Video Music Awards). In 2008 he won another Grammy Award, this time around for "Best Long Form Music Video" for another work with Madonna - directing "The Confessions Tour" DVD. In 2014 he won this Grammy Award again (that meanwhile changed the name to "Best Music Film"), this time for "Live Kisses" Paul McCartney concert film. Jonas Åkerlund, David Mallet and Bob Smeaton are the only directors to have won this award twice sharing the record for most wins in this category (check here all winners and nominees of Grammy Award for Best Music Film). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Music | Documentaries | Drama

Known for these Movies & Shows

Spun

R

2002 | 3.4/5 | 1h 41min
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Lords of Chaos

Certification unknown

2019 | 1h 32min

Try

Certification unknown

2000 | 2.9/5 | 15min

Movies with Jonas Åkerlund as Crew(26)

Directing/Director2019 Rose McGowan: RM486
Directing/Director2019 Lords of Chaos
Writing/Screenplay2019 Lords of Chaos
Directing/Director2019 Polar
Directing/Director2017 Double Dutchess: Seeing Double
Directing/Director2017 Rammstein: Paris
Directing/Director2016 Lemonade
Directing/Director2016 Roxette Diaries
Production/Executive Producer2014 Leave the World Behind
Directing/Director2012 Small Apartments
Directing/Director2012 Paul McCartney: Live Kisses
Directing/Director2009 Horsemen
Directing/Director2006 Madonna: Confessions Tour
Directing/Director2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret
Directing/Director2002 Spun
Editing/Editor2002 Spun
Directing/Director2000 Try
Directing/Director1999 Turn the Page
Writing/Writer1999 Turn the Page
Directing/Director1998 Madonna: Ray of Light
Editing/Editor1998 Madonna: Ray of Light
Directing/Director1997 Smack My Bitch Up
Directing/Director1997 The Hidden

Additional Information

Full Name: Jonas Åkerlund
Citizenship: Sweden
Born: 11/10/1965 in Bromma (current age: 53)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Member of: Bathory
Spouses (current/former): B. Åkerlund
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1046057, Added: 12/01/2018, Last updated: 01/06/2019