Ruben Östlund


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Ruben Östlund was born on April 13, 1974 in Styrsö, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Claes Olle Ruben Östlund. He is a director and writer, known for Force Majeure (2014), The Square (2017) and Involuntary (2008). He was previously married to Andrea Östlund. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 62 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Force Majeure Director
(2014)
The Square Director
(2017)
Involuntary Director
(2008)
Play Director
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 The Square
 2014 Force Majeure
 2011/I Play
 2010 Incident by a Bank (Short)
 2008 Involuntary
 2006 Nattbad (Short)
 2004 Gitarrmongot
 2002 Mustasch: Down in Black (Video short)
 2002 Family Again (Documentary)
 2001 Let the Others Deal with Love (Documentary short)
 1998 Free Radicals 2 (Video short)
 1997 Free Radicals (Video short)
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Personal Details

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Andrea Östlund  (divorced)  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

[speaking about The Square (2017) at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival] I've been travelling around going to many museums for contemporary art and there's an expression that's called "in the white cube" when it comes to contemporary art, and you walk into a room and then there's like a couple of piles of gravel of the ground and then there's a couple of mirrors and that's actually what you meet when ... See more »

Trivia:

Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 8th Beijing International Film Festival in 2018.

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