Jonas Akerlund

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Jonas Akerlund

Who is:

Jonas Akerlund (born November 16, 1966 in Bromma) is a Swedish film director, most known for making music videos.

Jonas Akerlund became known world wide in 1983 as a drummer in the band Bathory. In 1998, after making the video for Madonna’s song Ray of Light, he has since worked with superstars such as Metallica and U2. In 2002 his first full length movie, Spun debuted. He first found fame as main video director for Swedish pop act Roxette.

Date of birth – dead:

born November 16, 1966 in Bromma, still alive

Relation to Rammstein:

He has directed the Mann gegen Mann video which became very controversial. The video alternates between shots of the band playing and a teeming mass of naked men, covered in what appears to be oil and writhing all over one another.

Videography:

  • 1988 – “Bewitched” for Candlemass
  • 1993 – “Fingertips” for Roxette
  • 1994 – “Run To You” for Roxette
  • 1995 – “A la ronde” for Sinclair
  • 1995 – “Vulnerable” for Roxette
  • 1995 – “Pay For Me” for Whale
  • 1996 – “June Afternoon” for Roxette
  • 1997 – “I Want You To Know” for Per Gessle
  • 1997 – “Spending My Time” for Roxette
  • 1997 – “James Bond Theme” for Moby
  • 1997 – “Smack My Bitch Up” for The Prodigy
  • 1998 – “Ray of Light” for Madonna
  • 1998 – “My Favourite Game” for The Cardigans
  • 1998 – “Turn the Page” for Metallica
  • 1999 – “Whiskey in the Jar” for Metallica
  • 1999 – “Wish I Could Fly” for Roxette
  • 1999 – “Canned Heat” for Jamiroquai
  • 1999 – “Anyone” for Roxette
  • 1999 – “Corruption” for Iggy Pop
  • 2000 – “The Everlasting Gaze” for The Smashing Pumpkins
  • 2000 – “Music” for Madonna
  • 2000 – “Porcelain” (version 1) for Moby
  • 2000 – “Try, Try, Try” for The Smashing Pumpkins
  • 2000 – “Try” (15-minute alternate version to “Try, Try, Try”)
  • 2000 – “Beautiful Day” (version 1: airport) for U2
  • 2000 – “Black Jesus” for Everlast
  • 2000 – “Still” (version 2: white hair) for Macy Gray
  • 2001 – “Gets Me Through” for Ozzy Osbourne
  • 2001 – “Walk On” for U2
  • 2002 – “Lonely Road” for Paul McCartney
  • 2002 – “Fuel For Hatred” for Satyricon
  • 2002 – “Me Julie” for Ali G and Shaggy
  • 2002 – “If I Could Fall In Love for Lenny Kravitz
  • 2002 – “Beautiful” for Christina Aguilera
  • 2002 – “Beautiful Day” (version 2: Eze) for U2
  • 2003 – “American Life” for Madonna
  • 2003 – “Good Boys” for Blondie
  • 2003 – “True Nature” for Jane’s Addiction
  • 2004 – “I Miss You” for Blink-182
  • 2004 – “Sexed Up” for Robbie Williams
  • 2004 – “Aim 4” for Flint
  • 2005 – “Mann gegen Mann” for Rammstein
  • 2009 – “Pussy” for Rammstein