Awards & Winners

Matti Pellonpää

Date of Birth 28-March-1951
Place of Birth Helsinki
(Finland, Uusimaa, Southern Finland Province, Helsinki-Tallin Euregio)
Nationality Finland
Also know as Matti Pellonpaa, Matti Kalervo Pellonpää, Peltsi, Peltsi, Matti Kalervo Pellonpää, Matti Pellonpaa
Profession Actor, Musician
Matti Pellonpää was an award-winning Finnish actor and a musician. He rose to international fame with his roles in both Aki Kaurismäki's and Mika Kaurismäki's films; particularly being a regular in Aki's films, appearing in 18 of them. He started his career in 1962 as a radio actor at the Finnish state-owned broadcasting company YLE. He performed as an actor during the 70s in many amateur theatres, at the same time that he studied at the Finnish Theatre Academy, where he completed his studies in the year 1977. He was nominated Best Actor by European Film Academy for his role as Rodolfo in La Vie de Boheme and won the Felix at the European Film Awards in 1992. He also starred in Jim Jarmusch's 1991 film Night on Earth. His private life melded seamlessly with his acting work. He was considered a natural bohemian, and a genuine everyman without ego. He frequently used his own life as a basis for his acting, eschewing wardrobe provided, acting in his own clothes. He had a tattoo of Snoopy on his left biceps. Pellonpää was the frontman for the band Peltsix. Peltsix gained cult following with its tragic, and at the same time, comic songs. Peltsix's songs were composed by Pale Saarinen, Kari Makkonen and Jukka Haikonen.

Awards by Matti Pellonpää

Check all the awards nominated and won by Matti Pellonpää.


European Film Award for Best Actor
Honored for : The Bohemian Life

Nominations 1992 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
European Film Award for Best Actor The Bohemian Life