Lasse Åberg in 2013.
Lars Gunnar Åberg
5 May 1940
|Occupation||Actor, artist, film director, musician|
|Spouse(s)||Inger Jönsson |
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 and 1964 he studied at the Konstfack department of graphic design.
Åberg has produced some of the most successful films in Sweden, depicting "typical" Swedish life and customs in a usually humorous way. Åberg's 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 entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.
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 children's shows ever. It was shown on Sveriges Television in the late 1970s/early 1980s. The characters of the show, Trazan Apansson (Åberg) and Banarne (Klasse Möllberg) are also members of the Electric Banana Band.
- 1972 – 47'an Löken blåser på (as General Painriche)
- 1979 – Repmånad (direction, script, main actor)
- 1980 – Sällskapsresan (direction, script, main actor)
- 1983 – Kalabaliken i Bender (actor)
- 1985 – Sällskapsresan 2 - Snowroller (direction, script, main actor)
- 1988 – S.O.S. - En segelsällskapsresa (direction, script, main actor)
- 1991 – Den ofrivillige golfaren (direction, script, main actor)
- 1999 – Hälsoresan - En smal film av stor vikt (direction, script, main actor)
- 2011 – The Stig-Helmer Story (direction, script, main actor)
- 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
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- "Den ofrivillige golfaren (1991)". The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
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