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10-31-2009, 12:31 AM
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OT: Famous Finns in North America

I was reading an article today and I read where Pamela Anderson is of Finnish ancestry, her great grandfather is from Saarijärvi. Are there anymore celebrities in North America than these:

Pamela Anderson
Matt Damon
Chris Pronger

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David Lynch, Jessica Lange, George Gaynes (Police Academy) & Aileen Wuornos (the serial killer) are/were all famous finnish-americans.

Only finnish citizen that i know who is (was ) quite famous in North America is a movie director Renny Harlin. Antti Jokinen is probably the next one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Finnish_Americans

http://www25.brinkster.com/finhollywood/

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Never knew Link Gaetz is of Finnish descent. That explains a few things.

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This guy is pretty famous:


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- I remember story in some finnish magazine about NBA player Drew Gooden.

- Bad ass: Lauri Törni

- Nutcases: Aileen Wuornos & Albert Salmi

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Bonita Pietilä

In Simpsons credits. Have no idea who she is though

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Most of these people has only ancestry to Finland but so what it's kinda same thing as Boston area etc. people calling themself Irish

I remember in some documentary that Finnish immigrants had kinda bad ass reputation (booze, bars and knives) in the eastern part of USA back in the days but then the Italians (more of them) kicked their behinds.


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Dave Mustaine (a.k.a. Mustonen).


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This guy is pretty famous:

Yeah I think I just saw EP in the movie The soloist! Good movie too.

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