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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 Lords of Chaos (2018), Polar (2019) and Spun (2002). He is married to B. Åkerlund. He was previously married to Charlotta Palmbäck. See full bio »

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Lords of Chaos Director
Polar Director
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 2019 Madonna: God Control (Video short)
 2019/I Polar
 2018 Here Comes the Change (Short)
 2017 U2: You're the Best Thing About Me (Video short)
 2017 Fergie: A Little Work (Short)
 2017 Double Dutchess: Seeing Double (segment "A Little Work")
 2017 Kesha: Praying (Video short)
 2017 Lady Gaga: John Wayne (Video short)
 2016 Rammstein: Paris (Video)
 2016 Metallica: ManUNkind (Video short)
 2016 Sigur Rós: Óveður (Video short)
 2016 Beyoncé: Hold Up (Video short)
 2016 Beyoncé: Lemonade (TV Special)
 2016 Taylor Swift: New Romantics (Video short)
 2016 Roxette Diaries (Documentary)
 2015 Rose McGowan: RM486 (Video short)
 2015 The Struts: Could Have Been Me (Video short)
 2015 Madonna: Ghosttown (Video short)
 2014 On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z (TV Special documentary)
 2014 Coldplay: True Love (Video short)
 2014 Robin Thicke: Get Her Back (Video short)
 2014 Beyond the Skin (Short)
 2014 Coldplay: Magic (Video short)
 2013 Beyoncé: Haunted (Video short)
 2013 Dior Addict: Eau Délice (Video short)
 2012 Paul McCartney's Live Kisses (Documentary)
 2012 Maroon 5: Daylight (Video short)
 2012 The Rolling Stones: Doom and Gloom (Video short)
 2012 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2012 Dior Addict: Be Iconic (Video short)
 2011 Rammstein: Mein Land (Video short)
 2011 Duran Duran: Girl Panic! (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 Rammstein: Ich tu dir weh (Video short)
 2009 Place (TV Movie)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (videos "Ray of Light", "Music", "Jump", "Celebration")
 2009 Rammstein: Pussy (Video short)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration (Video short)
 2009 Mika: We Are Golden (Video short)
 2009 Lady Gaga: Paparazzi (Video short)
 2009 Horsemen
 2008 Hollywood Undead: No. 5, Version 2 (Video short)
 2008 Hollywood Undead: Undead (Video short)
 2008 P!nk: Sober (Video short)
 2007 Maroon 5: Wake Up Call (Video short)
 2007 James Blunt: Same Mistake (Video short)
 2007 Anouk: Good God (Video short)
 2007 Devo: Watch Us Work It (Video short)
 2006 Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London (TV Special documentary)
 2006 U2: 18 Videos (Video) (music video director)
 2006 Roxette: One Wish (Video short)
 2006 Madonna: Jump (Video short)
 2006 Primal Scream: Country Girl (Video short)
 2006 Rammstein: Mann gegen Mann (Video short)
 2005 The Rolling Stones: Rain Fall Down (Video short)
 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 Blink-182: I Miss You (Video short)
 2004 Good Boys (Short)
 2003 Flint: Aim 4 (Video short)
 2003 Robbie Williams: Sexed Up (Video short)
 2003 Blondie: Good Boys (Video short)
 2003 Jane's Addiction: True Nature (Video short)
 2003 Robbie Williams: Come Undone (Video short)
 2003 Madonna: American Life (Video short)
 2002 Satyricon: Fuel for Hatred (Video short)
 2002 U2: Beautiful Day, Version 2 (Video short)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (video "Beautiful Day")
 2002 Christina Aguilera: Beautiful (Video short)
 2002 Roxette: A Thing About You (Video short)
 2002 Spun
 2002 Ali G Feat. Shaggy: Me Julie (Video short)
 2002 Paul McCartney: Lonely Road (Video short)
 2001 Stina Nordenstam: Circus (Video short)
 2001 U2: Walk On, Version 1 (Video short)
 2001 The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection (Video) (videos "The Everlasting Gaze", "Try, Try, Try")
 2001 Ozzy Osbourne: Gets Me Through (Video short)
 2001 U2: Beautiful Day, Version 1 (Video short)
 2001 Moby: Play - The DVD (Video) (video "Porcelain")
 2001 Roxette: The Centre of the Heart (Video short)
 2001 Bakom fiendens linjer (TV Movie)
 2000 Try (Short)
 2000 Everlast: Black Jesus (Video short)
 2000 Macy Gray: Still, Version 2 (Video short)
 2000 Madonna: Music (Video short)
 2000 Moby: Porcelain, Version 1 (Video short)
 1999 Iggy Pop: Corruption (Video short)
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (video "Ray of Light", as Jonas Akerlund)
 1999 Turn the Page (Short)
 1999 Jamiroquai: Canned Heat (Video short)
 1999 Roxette: Anyone (Video short)
 1999 Metallica: Whiskey in the Jar (Video short)
 1999 Roxette: Wish I Could Fly (Video short)
 1998 The Cardigans: My Favourite Game (Video short)
 1998 Metallica: Turn the Page (Video short)
 1998 Madonna: Ray of Light (Video short)
 1997 Per Gessle: I Want You to Know (Video short)
 1997 Per Gessle: Kix (Video short)
 1997 The Hidden (Short)
 1997 The Prodigy: Smack My Bitch Up (Video short)
 1997 Moby: James Bond Theme (Video short)
 1996 Roxette: June Afternoon (Video short)
 1995 Sinclair: À la ronde (Video short)
 1995 Whale: Pay for Me (Video short)
 1995 Roxette: Vulnerable (Video short)
 1994 Roxette: Run to You (Video short)
 1993 Roxette: Fingertips '93 (Video short)
 1992 Izabella: Shame, Shame, Shame (Video short)
 1989 Walk on Water: What's the Noise (Video short)
 1988 Candlemass: Bewitched (Video short)
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Music video: Directed "Canned Heat" video for Jamiroquai See more »

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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 »


Had a relationship with heiress and fashion designer Nina Philipson, granddaughter of Sweden's richest woman, Märta Philipson. See more »


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