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List of famous film directors from Iceland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Iceland has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Icelander directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Iceland and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List items include Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, Arni Asgeirsson and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Icelander directors?" and "Which directors are from Iceland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Iceland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Icelander directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

Ágúst Guðmundsson is an Icelandic film director and screenwriter. He studied French, Icelandic in Reykjavík and filmmaking at the National Film School in London. He has made many popular Icelandic films that have also been translated into other languages. His 1998 film The Dance was entered into the ...more

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Films Directed: On Top, War Below Zero, The Seagull's Laughter, Útlaginn, The Dance

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Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer. He has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and CDs. His work has been published or performed in more than 16 countries. His most recent work is the novel "Tímakistan" was chosen Children's book of the year in 2013. He also wrote the book ...more

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Films Directed: Dreamland

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Arni Asgeirsson is a film director, screenwriter, and an actor. ...more

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Films Directed: P.S., Undercurrent, Thicker than Water

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Baltasar Kormákur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iceland
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Baltasar Kormákur Samper is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is known professionally as Baltasar Kormákur. He is best known for directing the films 101 Reykjavík, Hafið, A Little Trip to Heaven, a film based on the book Mýrin by Arnaldur Indriðason, Contraband, ...more

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Films Directed: White Night Wedding, 2 Guns, The Deep, Inhale, A Little Trip to Heaven, + more

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