Clark True Story: Who is the real 'celebrity gangster' Clark Olofsson & what happened to him?Clark is a true story based on the notorious life and career of one of the most infamous Swedish gangsters Clark Olofsson and his autobiographical book Vafan var det som hände Author : Malkit Singh
Among the most-watched Swedish crime-thriller of all time, Clark was released on Netflix on May 5, 2022. However, due to its riveting true story and the impeccable acting of its star cast, Clark often comes in top-watched series in multiple countries. For those who haven't watched the series yet, Clark is directed by Jonas Åkerlund. Furthermore, Clark is a true story based on the notorious life and career of one of the most infamous Swedish gangsters Clark Olofsson and his autobiographical book Vafan var det som hände. Actor Bill Skarsgård portrays the character of Clark Olofsson who was also known as Sweden's 'celebrity gangster'. Apart from Bill Skarsgård, other actors that also played a major role in the series Clark include- Adam Lundgren, Sandra Ilar, Vilhelm Blomgren, Peter Viitanen, Hanna Björn, and Isabelle Grill. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that you have completed watching the 6-episode crime thriller series and have multiple questions related to Clark True Story or Clark Real Story or who was Clark Olofsson, and what happened to him? To know the answer continue reading-
Clark True Story: Who was Clark Olofsson?
As per Swedish media reports, Clark Olofsson was a notorious yet good-looking & charismatic criminal of Sweden who was convicted of many crimes like attempted murder, assault, robbery, and dealing narcotics. Clark Olofsson spent more than half of his life in prison in Sweden and the notorious criminal was present at the Norrmalmstorg robbery that resulted in the creation of the phrase "Stockholm syndrome". Notably, Clark Olofsson due to her charismatic and good-looking physical features his own hostages started administering him. Yes! you heard it right. Clark Olofsson even became friends with one of his hostages. With Clark Olofsson's story sounding so interesting, let's know about his criminal history in detail-
Clark Olofsson's crimes
As mentioned above Clark Olofsson spent more than half of his life in jail. His crime career began in the early 60s and his eventful criminal career turned him into one of the most controversial figures in modern Swedish history. Clark Olofsson was convicted of many counts of attempted murder, narcotics trafficking, assault, and robbery. After the 1973 failed robbery, he fully gained the status of criminal celebrity aka 'Celebrity Gangster' and, in spite of his countless crimes, his natural charm had part of the population falling in love with him. In August 1966, Clark was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempted murder. In the prison, Clark became friends with Jan-Erik Olsson. Then in 1973 when Jan-Erik Olsson was released, he robbed a bank in Stockholm and took four employees hostage. Erik demanded the release of Clark Olofsson from jail, which was granted, and then Clark joined Olsson in the bank with the hostages.
Now, cutting long things short, in February 2017, Olofsson turned 70 years old and was granted new Swedish citizenship. In October 2017, Clark was rejected in a Belgian court on his application for an ankle monitor. Olofsson demanded relocation back to Sweden. Belgium granted the application but in November 2017 Sweden rejected it. However, in May 2018, after a discussion on conditional release in Belgium, Clark was released. Thereafter, finally, on 30 July 2018, Olofsson landed at Landvetter Airport outside Gothenburg, Sweden as a free man.
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