Jonas Åkerlund

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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 of five 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 792,995 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Jonas Åkerlund is the 980th most popular film director (down from 768th in 2019), the 665th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 504th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Swedish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jonas Åkerlund ranks 980 out of 1,580Before him are Laurent Cantet, Ted Wilde, Noah Baumbach, Fred Schepisi, Kazimierz Kutz, and Zalman King. After him are Christian Petzold, Fran Walsh, Andre DeToth, Erika Lust, Richard Williams, and Hideo Nakata.

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Among people born in 1965, Jonas Åkerlund ranks 201Before him are Noah Emmerich, Shiho Kaneda, Maria Schrader, Maura Tierney, Bernard Hopkins, and Matt Biondi. After him are Jean, Count of Paris, Caio Júnior, Sean Patrick Flanery, David Reimer, Steve Coogan, and Patrik Sjöberg.

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Among people born in Sweden, Jonas Åkerlund ranks 665 out of 1,296Before him are Johan Theorin (1963), Klas Lestander (1931), Kee Marcello (1960), Lars Ahlin (1915), Nina Persson (1974), and Mari Jungstedt (1962). After him are Gunde Svan (1962), Karl Staaf (1881), Magdalena Forsberg (1967), Ted Gärdestad (1956), Erika Lust (1977), and Klas Ingesson (1968).


Among film directors born in Sweden, Jonas Åkerlund ranks 12Before him are Alf Sjöberg (1903), Bo Widerberg (1930), Jan Troell (1931), Vilgot Sjöman (1924), Hasse Ekman (1915), and Mikael Håfström (1960). After him are Erika Lust (1977), Ruben Östlund (1974), Tomas Alfredson (1965), Daniel Espinosa (1977), Malik Bendjelloul (1977), and David F. Sandberg (1981).