Kari Väänänen

Kari Väänänen

  • Born on
    • September 17th, 1953
Kari Kyösti Väänänen (born 17 September 1953 in Ivalo) is a Finnish actor and director. Domestically he is a member of the Ryhmäteatteri group of actors. He was introduced to international audiences by Aki Kaurismäki; and belongs to the list of his "trusted" stable of actors. His most challenging role has been the eponymous mafia hitman of Rosso, for which he learned all his lines phonetically, without previously speaking a word of Italian. Kari Väänänen was featured in Star Wreck, a Finnish sci-fi parody where he played the Russian president. He also starred in Jim Jarmusch's 1991 film Night on Earth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Starring Kari Väänänen on Plex


Acting (22 Credits)

2019Mestari Cheng as Romppainen
2011Let My People Go! as Mr. Tiilikainen
2009The House of Branching Love as Niilo
2007Christmas Story as Iisakki
2007V2: Dead Angel as Police Lieutenant Usko Saastamoinen
2005Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning as President UljanovWatch Free
2004Trench Road as Jarmo Kesämaa
2003Land of Love as Hannu Rinta-Perkiö
2000Bad Luck Love as Heinonen
1999Ambush as Corporal Tauno Snicker
1999The Tough Ones as Törnqvist
1996Drifting Clouds as Lauri
1994Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses as The Mute
1992La Vie de Bohème as Schaunard
1991Night on Earth as Man #1 Helsinki
1991Zombie and the Ghost Train as Upseeri (voice)
1989Leningrad Cowboys Go America as Igor (Village Idiot)
1987Helsinki-Naples All Night Long as Alex
1987Hamlet Goes Business as Lauri Polonius
1985Rosso as Rosso
1985The Unknown Soldier as Lammio
1985Calamari Union as Frank

Writer (2 Credits)


Director (1 Credits)


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