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Jonas Åkerlund

Jonas Åkerlund was born on November 10, 1965 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and editor, known for Spun (2002), Horsemen (2009) and Small Apartments (2012). He is married to B. Åkerlund. He was previously married to Charlotta Palmbäck. See full bio »

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 2016 Taylor Swift: New Romantics (Video short)
 2015 Rose McGowan: RM486 (Video short)
 2015 Madonna: Bitch I'm Madonna (Video short)
 2015 Madonna: Ghosttown (Video short)
 2014 Coldplay: True Love (Video short)
 2014 Coldplay: Magic (Video short)
 2013 Beyoncé: Haunted (Video short)
 2013 Dior Addict: Eau Délice (Video short)
 2012 The Rolling Stones: Doom and Gloom (Video short)
 2012 Dior Addict: Be Iconic (Video short)
 2011 Hollywood Undead: Hear Me Now (Video short)
 2011 Britney Spears: Hold It Against Me (Video short)
 2010 Lady Rouge: The Eyes of Mars (Video short)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (videos "Ray of Light", "Music", "Jump", "Celebration")
 2009 Madonna: Celebration (Video short)
 2009 Lady Gaga: Paparazzi (Video short)
 2008 P!nk: Sober (Video short)
 2006 Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004 (Video) (videos "Turn the Page", "Whiskey in the Jar")
 2006 Madonna: Jump (Video short)
 2006 Roxette: One Wish (Video)
 2005 The Rolling Stones: Rain Fall Down (Video short)
 2005 Blink 182: Greatest Hits (Video short) (video "I Miss You")
 2005 The Prodigy: Their Law - The Singles 1990-2005 (Video) (segment "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2003 Madonna: American Life (Video short)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (video "Beautiful Day")
 2002 Christina Aguilera: Beautiful (Video short)
 2002 U2: Beautiful Day, Version 2 (Video short)
 2001 The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection (Video) (videos "The Everlasting Gaze", "Try, Try, Try")
 2001 U2: Beautiful Day, Version 1 (Video short)
 2001 Moby: Play - The DVD (Video) (video "Porcelain")
 2000 Madonna: Music (Video short)
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (video "Ray of Light", as Jonas Akerlund)
 1999 Roxette: Anyone (Video)
 1999 Roxette: Wish I Could Fly (Video)
 1998 Madonna: Ray of Light (Video short)
 1997 The Prodigy: Smack My Bitch Up (Video short)
 1996 Roxette: June Afternoon (Video)
 1995 Roxette: Vulnerable (Video)
 1994 Roxette: Run to You (Video)
 1993 Roxette: Fingertips '93 (Video)
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I'm the worst drug addict in the world. I just can't do it. I was always against it, and I saw a lot of close friends changing, even a few friends dying, and that made me think a lot about it. I'm against drugs, I don't work with people who use drugs and it's not part of what I do. I never wanted to scare people, I just wanted to show the real side of it and make people think rather than telling ... See more »


In 2006 he won the prestigious Cannes Lions 2006 (Grand Prix) together with a Cyber Lion for the "Un pimp mein auto" Volkswagen campaign. See more »


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