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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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Spun Director
Horsemen Director
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 2017 Lady Gaga: John Wayne (Short)
 2016 Rammstein: Paris (Documentary)
 2016 Beyoncé: Hold Up (Video short)
 2016 Taylor Swift: New Romantics (Video short)
 2016 Roxette Diaries (Documentary)
 2015 Rose McGowan: RM486 (Video short)
 2015 Madonna: Bitch I'm Madonna (Video short)
 2015 Madonna: Ghosttown (Video short)
 2014 On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z (TV Movie documentary)
 2014 Beyond the Skin (Short)
 2014 Coldplay: Magic (Video short)
 2012 Paul McCartney's Live Kisses (Documentary)
 2012 The Rolling Stones: Doom and Gloom (Video short)
 2012 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2011 Hollywood Undead: Hear Me Now (Video short)
 2010 Lady Gaga: Telephone (Video short)
 2010 Lady Rouge: The Eyes of Mars (Video short)
 2009 Place (TV Movie)
 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)
 2009 Horsemen
 2006 Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004 (Video) (videos "Turn the Page", "Whiskey in the Jar")
 2006 Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 Madonna: Jump (Video short)
 2006 Roxette: One Wish (Video)
 2005 Blink 182: Greatest Hits (Video short) (video "I Miss You")
 2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (Documentary)
 2005 The Prodigy: Their Law - The Singles 1990-2005 (Video) (segment "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2004 Good Boys (Short)
 2003 Madonna: American Life (Video short)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (video "Beautiful Day")
 2002 Spun
 2001 The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection (Video) (videos "The Everlasting Gaze", "Try, Try, Try")
 2001 Moby: Play - The DVD (Video) (video "Porcelain")
 2001 Bakom fiendens linjer (TV Movie)
 2000 Try (Short)
 2000 Madonna: Music (Video short)
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (video "Ray of Light", as Jonas Akerlund)
 1999 Turn the Page (Short)
 1999 Roxette: Anyone (Video)
 1999 Roxette: Wish I Could Fly (Video)
 1998 Madonna: Ray of Light (Video short)
 1997 The Hidden (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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Music video: Directed Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" video. See more »

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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[about the editing process of Spun (2002)] I made 5,345 cuts editing this movie in Sweden. That's definitely for the Guinness Book of World Records. See more »


Was the original drummer for legendary Swedish black metal band Bathory from 1983-1984. He can be heard on the "Scandinavian Metal Attack" compilation, released in 1984. See more »


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