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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Biography

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (born 12 May 1954; pronounced [ˈfrɪðrɪk ˈθouːr ˈfrɪðrɪxsɔn]), sometimes credited as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, is an Icelandic film director and producer. Fridriksson started his film making career with experimental films and documentaries in the early 1980s. In 1987, he founded The Icelandic Film Corporation that became Iceland's most important film production company. The company produces his films and works with other Icelandic directors as well as producers. His international reputation led the company to build a network of internationally well-established co-production partner companies, including Lars von Trier's Zentropa and Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope.

  • Known For: Directing
  • Birthday: 1954-05-12
  • Place of Birth: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Also Known As: Фридрик Тоур Фридрикссон, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson