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Jonas Åkerlund

Music Video Director / Drummer | * 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 film director, screenwriter, music video director, and drummer. 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. 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

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2x Grammy Award for Best Music Film

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Movies with Jonas Åkerlund as Crew(27)

Directing/Director2019 Lords of Chaos
Writing/Screenplay2019 Lords of Chaos
Directing/Director2019 Madonna: God Control
Directing/Director2019 Polar
Directing/Director2017 Double Dutchess: Seeing Double
Directing/Director2017 Rammstein: Paris
Directing/Director2016 Lemonade
Directing/Director2016 Roxette Diaries
Editing/Editor2016 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: The Confessions Tour
Directing/Director2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret
Directing/Director2002 Spun
Editing/Editor2002 Spun
Directing/Director2000 Try
Writing/Writer2000 Try
Editing/Editor2000 Try
Directing/Director1999 Turn the Page
Writing/Writer1999 Turn the Page
Directing/Director1997 The Hidden

Full Name: Jonas Hans Uno Åkerlund
Citizenship: Sweden
Born: Wednesday, 11/10 1965 (November) in Bromma (current age: 53 years + 287 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Member of: Bathory
Spouses (current/former): B. Åkerlund
Jonas Åkerlund frequently works together with these people:
Beyoncé Knowles (5x, Actress)
Steve Angello (5x, Actor)
Pär M. Ekberg (5x, Crew)
Billy Corgan (5x, Actor)
Madonna (4x, Actress)
Christian Larson (4x, Crew)
Peter Stormare (3x, Actor)
Taylor Swift (3x, Actress)
Per Gessle (3x, Actor)
Eric Broms (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1046057, Added: 12/01/2018, Last updated: 08/22/2019