Baltasar Kormakur

Multitalented, multilingual filmmaker and actor Baltasar Kormakur ranks among Iceland's premier talent. After distinguishing himself as an actor in the '90s, Kormakur's directorial debut in 2000 proved a tour de force ... Read more »
Born: 02/27/1966

Filmography

Producer (15)

The Oath 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Everest 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fúsi 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Contraband 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Deep 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jar City 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Reykjavik-Rotterdam 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

White Night Wedding 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Little Trip to Heaven 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dís 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stormy Weather 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sea 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

101 Reykjavik 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pop in Reykjavik 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (12)

The Oath 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Everest 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

2 Guns 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Contraband 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The Deep 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Inhale 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Jar City 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

White Night Wedding 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

A Little Trip to Heaven 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sea 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

101 Reykjavik 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Trapped (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (10)

The Oath 2016 (Movie)

Finnur (Actor)

Reykjavik-Rotterdam 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stormy Weather 2003 (Movie)

Einer (Actor)

No Such Thing 2002 (Movie)

Doctor Artaud (Actor)

101 Reykjavik 2001 (Movie)

Throstur (Actor)

Angels of the Universe 2000 (Movie)

Oli Beatle (Actor)

Devil's Island 1999 (Movie)

Baddi Tomasson (Actor)

The Split 1998 (Movie)

Fridrick (Actor)

Agnes 1995 (Movie)

Natan Ketilsson (Actor)

Veggfodur 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (7)

The Oath 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Deep 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jar City 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

White Night Wedding 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

A Little Trip to Heaven 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sea 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

101 Reykjavik 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Multitalented, multilingual filmmaker and actor Baltasar Kormakur ranks among Iceland's premier talent. After distinguishing himself as an actor in the '90s, Kormakur's directorial debut in 2000 proved a tour de force. An offbeat mother-son drama based on the novel by Hallgrímur Helgason, "101 Reykjavík" won international acclaim on the festival circuit, and took home honors at the Edda Awards in Iceland for its outstanding adapted screenplay. Kormakur's second feature upped the ante for family dysfunction. "The Sea" revolves around the repressed neuroses of several estranged siblings brought together to discuss the future of their abusive father's fishery. The film swept the Edda Awards, winning in eight of its twelve nominated categories, and Kormakur won both Director of the Year and Best Film. In 2005, Kormakur made his first English-language feature. "A Little Trip to Heaven" featured Forest Whitaker and Julia Stiles in a twisty thriller about a million dollar insurance policy. 2010's "Inhale" was the director's next English language endeavor, and stars Dermot Mulroney and Diane Kruger as a couple desperately in search of a doctor to treat their ailing daughter. In 2012, Kormakur tackled his first unabashedly Hollywood film: "Contraband," starring Mark Wahlberg. The high-octane actioner--a remake of the 2008 Icelandic film "Reykjavík-Rotterdam," in which Kormakur played the lead-- debuted at number one at the U.S. box office.

EDUCATION

Iceland Academy of the Arts

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