Joel Kinnaman

Joel Kinnaman


11/25/1979, Stockholm, Sweden

Birth Name

Charles Joel Nordstrom


  • Joel Kinnaman in The Killing
  • Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos in The K...
  • Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos in The K...
  • Joel Kinnaman in The Killing
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Joel Kinnaman,is a Swedish actor from Stockholm. He was born on November 25, 1979. He started his career in 2002, obtaining acting roles in his native country. Kinnaman made his breakthrough in the 2009 film, I Skuggan av Vrmen and his success continued with a role in six…more


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  • Wish we could see more of Joel

    Would like to see more of Joel. He seems like a versatile actor, and he's believable. Will have to check out his Frank Wagner character.
  • Joel Kinnaman is swedish-american,born 1979 in Stockholm,Sweden.Kinnaman made his commercial breakthrough as hardened criminal Frank Wagner in the Johan Falk movie series.Kinnaman has an intensity as an actor that only can be compared to Christian Bale.moreless

    I first saw Joel Kinnaman in the Johan Falk series. Unknown to me, he really blasted through the screen as introvert cold-blooded, yet sympathetic gangster Frank Wagner. A role he was nominated for as best supporting actor in the Guldbagge awards. Swedish actors have a tendency to overdo it when it comes to dramatic characters. Kinnaman went the other way with his character and downplayed it which made his role so much more realistic (and creepier. The steel in his eyes told you all you needed to know about the character. Don't mess with this guy. I believe that Kinnaman can be the next biggest export to Hollywood, alongside fellow actors Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Ohlin and Max Von Sydow if he plays his cards right. I'm looking forward to watching "The Killing" to see what he does with his character.moreless