Lasse Åberg

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Lasse Åberg
Lars Åberg.jpg
Lasse Åberg in 2004
Born Lars Gunnar Åberg
(1940-05-05) 5 May 1940 (age 74)
Hofors, Sweden
Occupation Actor, artist, film director, musician

Lars Gunnar ("Lasse") Åberg (born 5 May 1940 in Hofors; grew up in Stockholm) is a Swedish actor, musician, film director and artist. Between 1960–64 he studied at the Konstfack department of graphic design.[1]

Åberg has produced some of the most successful films in Sweden, depicting "typical" Swedish life and customs in a usually humorous way. Åbergs character can be described as an inept outsider with a large heart, constantly pushed aside without noticing.

His films have generated over 300 million Swedish kronor (~43 million USD) in Sweden alone; no large scale international distribution has ever been attempted. His 1980 film Sällskapsresan was entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

As an artist, he is famous for making various lithographs; one of his stocks in trade are sketchy Mickey Mouse drawings. He is a member of Svenska Serieakademien. He also re-designed the seat textiles for the Stockholm Metro subway in the 1990s.

As a musician, he played in the nationally successful band Electric Banana Band. Åberg is also the creator of Trazan & Banarne, one of the most beloved Swedish kids shows ever. It was shown on Sveriges Television in the late 70s/early 80s. The characters of the show, Trazan Apansson (Åberg) and Banarne (Klasse Möllberg) are also members of the Electric Banana Band.

At the 17th Guldbagge Awards he won the Ingmar Bergman Award.[3] At the 27th Guldbagge Awards he won the award for Best Actor for his role in Den ofrivillige golfaren.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1984 - Lasses klokbok för vetgiriga barn
  • 1985 - Ölvännernas matbok
  • 1988 - Två lösa Boy och Rekordmagasinet
  • 1996 - Åbergs museum
  • 2003 - En skridskobanan på skridskobanan: En bok om ord som är lika som bär men bär olika betydelse
  • 2008 - Souvenirer
  • 2011 - The Stig Helmer Stories

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.abergsmuseum.se
  2. ^ "12th Moscow International Film Festival (1981)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Lasse Åberg". Swedish Film Institute. 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Den ofrivillige golfaren (1991)". The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 

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