Five famous Finns
Jean Sibelius( 1865-1957)–Oneof the last great romantics, Sibelius’ s lush compositions helped define the Finnish character.
Aki Kaurismaki( 1957-)– The director of such off-beat masterpieces such as The Match Factory Girl and The Man Without a Past is a contender for greatest living F inn.
Linus Torvalds( 1969-)– Torvalds is essentially the creator of the Linux operating system kernel. Originally
devised for his own PC, it now runs most mega computers.
Mika Häkkinen( 1968-)– The Finns areas disproportionately addicted to motor racing as are the Northern Irish. Häkkinen wont wo Formula One champion ships in the late 1990s.
Maila Nurmi( 1922-2008)–Itwas N ur mi who created the immortal, super-camp y Vampira int he 1950s. Seen in Plan 9 from Outer Space.