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      matti pellonpaa date of birth: 28th March 1951
      died: 13th July 1995

      filmography:

    • Pojat : Mikko Niskanen (1962)
    • Akseli ja Elina : Edvin Laine (1970)
    • Antti Puuhaara : Partanen & Rautoma (1975)
    • Viimeinen savotta : Edvin Laine (1977)
    • Ruskan jälkeen : Edvin Laine (1979)
    • Valehtelija : Mika Kaurismäki (1981)
    • Pedon merkki : Jaakko Pakkasvirta (1981)
    • Jackpot 2 : Mika Kaurismäki (1982)
    • Arvottomat : Mika Kaurismäki (1982)matti pellonpaa
    • Rikos ja rangaistus : Aki Kaurismäki (1983)
    • Regina ja miehet : Anssi Mänttäri (1983)
    • Huhtikuu on kuukausista julmin : Anssi Mänttäri (1983)
    • Kello : Anssi Mänttäri (1984)
    • Klaani - tarina sammakoiden suvusta : Mika Kaurismäki (1984)
    • Rakkauselokuva : Anssi Mänttäri (1984)
    • Viimeiset rotannahat : Anssi Mänttäri (1984)
    • Calamari Union : Aki Kaurismäki (1985)
    • Ylösnousemus : matti pellonpaaAnssi Mänttäri (1985)
    • Kuningas lähtee Ranskaan : Anssi Mänttäri (1986)
    • Varjoja paratiisissa : Aki Kaurismäki (1986)
    • Rocky VI : Aki Kaurismäki (short promo for Leningrad Cowboys) (1986)
    • Hamlet Goes Business : Aki Kaurismäki (1987)
    • Ariel : Aki Kaurismäki (1988)
    • Cha Cha Cha : Mika Kaurismäki (1989)
    • Leningrad Cowboys Go America : Aki Kaurismäki (1989)
    • Räpsy ja Dolly : Matti Ijäs (1990)
    • Kiljusen herrasväen uudet seikkailut : Matti Kuortti (1990)
    • Kadunlakaisijat : Olli Soinio (1991)
    • Zombie ja kummitusjuna : Mika Kaurismäki (1991)
    • Night On Earth : Jim Jarmusch (1991)
    • La Vie de Boheme : Aki Kaurismäki (1992)
    • Papukaijamies : Veikko Nieminen (1992)
    • Shit Happens : Gilles Charmant (1992)
    • The Last Border : Mika Kaurismäki (1992)
    • Iron Horsemen : Gilles Charmant (1993)
    • Take Care Of Your Scarf, Tatjana : Aki Kaurismäki (1993)
    • Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses : Aki Kaurismäki (1993)

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      matti pellonpaa
      Matti Pellonpää was born in Helsinki, Finland on 28.3.1951 and died in Vaasa, Finland on 13.7.1995 of a heart attack. He started his career in 1962 as an radio-theatre-actor at the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE). In the 70's he worked in amateur theatres and in 1977 he graduated from the Finnish Theatre Academy. Pellonpää was equally comfortable appearing on stage as well as film & tv. Moreover, he appeared in rock-bands in the 70s and was connected with Sleepy Sleepers, the band who became the Leningrad Cowboys.

      From the beginning of 80's Pellonpää became a permanent figure in Mika and Aki Kaurismaki´s movies. Among others he had leading role in the movies: Shadows in Paradise, La Vie de Boheme and Take Care Of Your Scarf, Tatjana. Internationally, perhaps his most famous role was as the double crossing bastard of a band manager in Aki's 1989 cult road movie, Leningrad Cowboys Go America.

      In 1993 Pellonpää was awarded the Felix from the European Film Academy as the Best European Male Actor of the Year.

      leningrad cowboys meet moses In the 80s and 90s in Finland he became known as the country's number 1 bohemian. He lived in restaurants (in Helsinki the most trendy, of course) and from his regular expounded on life and everything & nothing. Conservative Finland could not get enough of stories about him, how he had no apartment and sometimes didn't even have his own clothes. Fact and fiction blurred until no-one remembered what was true about him.

      Dying at the absurdly young age of 44 meant that European Cinema was robbed of one of its most promising stars. We are left with a body of work which really doesn't do justice to his talent. Indeed his last role in the sequel to Leningrad Cowboys Go America, the lazy and sometimes awful Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1993), summed up his career: a great performance in a masterpiece of shit!

      He will be missed.

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