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Janne Hyytiäinen



Tall, handsome, and slightly brooding Finnish actor Janne Hyytiäinen is best known for his collaborations with arthouse director and tragicomedy maestro Aki Kaurismäki. The actor and director first paired up for Kaurismäki's haunting and bitterly funny fable The Man Without a Past (2002). Hyytiäinen's part in that picture merely constituted a bit role, but circa 2006, Kaurismäki summoned him to portray a lead -- that of security guard Koistinen -- in the Hopper-esque picture Lights in the Dusk (2007). For this turn, Hyytiäinen earned frequent physical comparisons, in the American press, to Mickey Rourke -- though the actor's onscreen evocation of a hapless and naïve loser constituted a truly original creation, virtually unparalleled in American filmdom.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Onneli ja Anneli
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Tali-Ihantala 1944
  • Actor
2007
71% Lights in the Dusk
  • Koistinen
2007
No Score Yet Kahlekuningas (Handcuff King)
  • Actor
2002
98% The Man Without a Past
  • Ovaskainen
2002

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