Timo Salminen

Timo Salminen (born July 11, 1952) is a Finnish cinematographer best known for his artistic work in Aki Kaurismäki's films. Salminen's father Ville Salminen was a famed Finnish film actor, director, writer and producer whose career began in the 1930s and lasted until the 1980s. His older brother Ville-Veikko Salminen was a comedic actor whose career also lasted over 50 years. For his work in Kaurismäki's films, Salminen has been awarded three Jussi Awards for Best Cinematography while being nominated for three more. He was also twice nominated for the Best Cinematographer award at the European Film Awards.


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