Ville Salminen

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Ville Salminen
Born Veikko Oskari Ville Salminen
(1908-10-02)2 October 1908
Mariehamn, Finland
Died 28 November 1992(1992-11-28) (aged 84)
Sintra, Portugal
Years active 1937–1986
Spouse(s) Aune Häme

Veikko Oskari Ville Salminen (2 October 1908, Mariehamn – 28 November 1992, Sintra) was a Finnish film actor, director, writer and producer. He was the father of comedic actor Ville-Veikko Salminen and cinematographer Timo Salminen. Salminen was also a painter and drew complete storyboards of his films before he began shooting.[1]

Salminen's film Kaks' tavallista Lahtista was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 1960 Berlin International Film Festival.[2]




  • Aktivistit (1939)
  • Herra ja ylhäisyys (1944)
  • Cross of Love (1946)
  • Kalle-Kustaa Korkin seikkailut (1949)
  • Laivan kannella (1954)


  1. ^ Per Olov Qvist and Peter von Bagh. Guide to the cinema of Sweden and Finland. p. 275. 
  2. ^ " Awards for Kaks' tavallista Lahtista". Retrieved 2010-01-17. 

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