Jonas Åkerlund

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Jonas Åkerlund

Hans Uno Jonas Åkerlund (Swedish: [hɑːns ˈʉ̌ːnʊ ˈjûːnas ˈôːkɛˌɭɵnd]; 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", a Paul McCartney concert film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonas Åkerlund has received more than 678,678 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 764th most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 680k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Jonas Åkerlund ranks 766 out of 1,305Before him are Steven Knight, Tadashi Imai, Shirin Neshat, Tran Anh Hung, James Gunn, and Kurt Maetzig. After him are Gérard Krawczyk, Dante Ferretti, Mikael Håfström, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Emeric Pressburger, and Gordon Parks.

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Among people born in 1965, Jonas Åkerlund ranks 133Before him are Andreas Krieger, Steven Adler, Aaron Kwok, Uwe Boll, Shawn Michaels, and Amanda Tapping. After him are Ulf Kirsten, Joely Richardson, Dexter Holland, Eugene Kaspersky, Sergi López, and Johan Museeuw.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Jonas Åkerlund ranks 503 out of 935Before him are Brita Borg (1926), Carl Bonde (1872), Carl Westergren (1895), Thomas Wassberg (1956), Per Olof Sundman (1922), and Ernst Trygger (1857). After him are Mikael Håfström (1960), Gustav Wetterström (1911), Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht (1718), Anders Frisk (1963), Gösta Löfgren (1923), and Ricky Bruch (1946).


Among film directors born in Sweden, Jonas Åkerlund ranks 11Before him are Roy Andersson (1943), Alf Sjöberg (1903), Bo Widerberg (1930), Jan Troell (1931), Hasse Ekman (1915), and Vilgot Sjöman (1924). After him are Mikael Håfström (1960), Erika Lust (1977), Tomas Alfredson (1965), Malik Bendjelloul (1977), David F. Sandberg (1981), and Linus Sandgren (1972).

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