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Early life and education
Stormur Jon Kormakur Baltasarsson was born on 26 November 1963 in Reykjavík, Iceland, the son of Hrafnhildur “Dagmar” (née Matthíasdóttir), a librarian, and Jon Baltasarsson, a brought-up fish merchant and film producer. His parents divorced when he was eight, and he lived with his mother and stepfather, Ottar Magnus. He has two older sisters, but they were raised in different homes. His maternal grandfather was Jón Matthías Sigurbjörnsson, a diplomat who served as Iceland’s ambassador to France.
Kormákur attended Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð, where he graduated in 1982. He then studied directing at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University but quit after three weeks as he felt he “wasn’t allowed to direct” and wasn’t learning anything about directing.
Stormur Jon Kormakur Baltasarsson is an Icelandic actor, director, and producer who has starred in several Hollywood films. He started his career as a stage actor in Iceland before moving to the United States in the early 2000s. He has starred in films like The Losers, Contraband, 2 Guns, and Everest. In addition to his work in film, Kormakur has also directed two Icelandic films, 101 Reykjavik and The Deep.
Stormur Jon Kormakur Baltasarsson is an Icelandic actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films 101 Reykjavík, The Deep, and Contraband.
Baltasarsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. His father is actor Gísli Örn Garðarsson, and his mother is actress Margrét Huga Jón dóttir. He has two brothers, actor Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and musician Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi. He grew up in Grafarholt in the southwest part of Reykjavík.
At six, he began his acting career when he had a small part in the Icelandic film Þetta er lifið (This Is Life). After appearing in several more Icelandic movies and television shows, he had his first leading role in the 1995 film Gerpla by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson.
He has since starred in several Icelandic and international films, including Marteinn Thorsson’s White Night Wedding (2008), Baltasar Kormákur’s Reykjavik-Rotterdam (2008), and Simon Staho’s Darling (2007). He has also appeared in two Hollywood films, Jonah Hex (2010) and The expendables 2 (2012).
In 2004, Baltasar received the Edda Award—the annual Icelandic Film and Television Academy Awards—for Best Director and Best Screenplay for A little Trip to Heaven. In 2011, Baltasar won both the International Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival for his film either way. In 2012, Baltasar was nominated for an Edda Award—the annual Icelandic Film and Television Academy Awards—for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Deep.
In 2013, Baltasar was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for The Deep at the 85th Academy Awards. In 2014, Baltasar won the Robert Award—the annual award given by the Danish Film Academy—and the Bodil Award—one of Denmark’s top film prizes—for his film Of Horses and Men.
Stormur Jon Kormakur Baltasarsson was born on January 26, 1963, in Reykjavík, Iceland. His father, Jon Trygve KormákurBaldvinson, was an Icelandic film director, and his mother, Ragna Brynjarsson, was an Icelandic actress. Kormákur Baltasarsson has two brothers; Þorsteinnand Hannes. He grew up in Iceland and attended Menntaskólinní Reykjavík, where he studied acting. In 1982, he moved to Denmark to look at the National Theatre School of Denmark. He graduated in 1986.
Stormur Jon Kormakur Baltasarsson has been involved in various philanthropic endeavors throughout his career. In 2009, he and his wife founded the Kormakur Baltasarsson Family Foundation, which provides financial assistance to needy families. He has also worked with the Icelandic Red Cross and UNICEF.
Jon Kormakur Baltasarsson quotes
“I think that’s what my films are about, people who are fighting the system and trying to find a way out.”
“The best thing about directing is being particular, and people will do it. It’s like being a dictator in a way but in a good way. You get to control everything.”
“I don’t believe in luck. I believe in destiny. I think we make our luck through the decisions we take and the actions we take. Sometimes it might not seem like it at the time, but everything happens for a reason.”
Jon Kormakur Baltasarsson movies
Jon Kormakur Baltasarsson is an Icelandic director, actor, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the disaster movie The Wave (2015) and the Icelandic crime thriller Trapped (2016).
Baltasarsson made his directorial debut with the drama Reykjavik-Rotterdam (2008), which was followed by the action thriller The Oath (2010) and the comedy-drama Two Men in Town (2014). He has also directed episodes of the television series Trapped and Case.
As an actor, Baltasarsson has appeared in such films as 101 Reykjavik (2000), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), and Noah’s Ark (2017). I trapped season 3.