Lasse Hallström

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Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and writer, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Dear John (2010) and Chocolat (2000). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child. He was previously married to Malou Hallström. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Dear John Director
Chocolat Director
My Life as a Dog Director


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 2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (directed by)
 2017 A Dog's Purpose (directed by)
 2013/I Safe Haven
 2012 The Hypnotist
 2010/I Dear John (directed by)
 2008 New Amsterdam (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2008)
 2006 The Hoax
 2005 Casanova
 2000 Chocolat
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
 1995 Something to Talk About (as Lasse Hallstrom)
 1993 Making Gilbert Grape (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Rich in Died
 1988 The Big Five (TV Movie)
 1983 Frida: Here We'll Stay (Music Video)
 1982 ABBA: When All Is Said and Done (Music Video)
 1982 ABBA: Head Over Heels (Music Video)
 1981 ABBA: Felicidad (Music Video)
 1981 ABBA: Happy New Year (Music Video)
 1981 ABBA: No hay a quien culpar (Music Video)
 1981 ABBA: One of Us (Music Video)
 1981 Gyllene Tider: Parkliv (Documentary)
 1981 Come on Then! (TV Movie)
 1981 The Rooster
 1981 ABBA: Super Trouper (Music Video)
 1980 ABBA: Conociéndome, Conociéndote (Music Video)
 1980 ABBA: Gracias por la Música (Music Video)
 1980 Underbart är kort (Short)
 1980 ABBA: The Winner Takes It All (Music Video)
 1979 ABBA: Estoy Soñando (Music Video)
 1979 Father to Be
 1979 ABBA: Voulez-Vous (Music Video)
 1979 ABBA: Does Your Mother Know (Music Video)
 1978 ABBA: One Man, One Woman (Music Video)
 1978 ABBA: Thank You for the Music (Music Video)
 1978 ABBA: Summer Night City (Music Video)
 1978 ABBA: Eagle (Music Video)
 1978 ABBA: Take a Chance on Me (Music Video)
 1977 ABBA: Knowing Me, Knowing You (Music Video short)
 1977 ABBA: That's Me (Music Video short)
 1977 ABBA: The Name of the Game (Music Video short)
 1977 ABBA: The Movie (Documentary)
 1977 Semlons gröna dalar (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Minkfällan (1977)
- Tittklister (1977)
 1977 Flyttningen (TV Movie)
 1976 ABBA: Money, Money, Money (Music Video short)
 1976 ABBA: Dancing Queen (Music Video short)
 1976 ABBA: Fernando (Music Video short)
 1975 ABBA: Bang-A-Boomerang (Music Video short)
 1975 ABBA: SOS (Music Video short)
 1975 ABBA: Mamma Mia (Music Video short)
 1975 ABBA: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (Music Video short)
 1974 ABBA: Waterloo (Music Video short)
 1973 Pappas pojkar (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1973)
- Episode #1.3 (1973)
- Episode #1.2 (1973)
- Episode #1.1 (1973)
 1973 ABBA: Ring, Ring (Music Video short)
 1973 Det är grisens fel! (TV Movie)
 1970 Oj - är det redan fredag? (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Information (1970)
- Vänliga veckan (1970)
- Kassett-TV (1970)
- Miljövård (1970)
 1968-1969 Kram (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Äktenskap (1969)
- Tröst (1969)
- Att lyssna (1969)
- Tjejer (1969)
- Rytm (1969)
 1968 Skratt (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed several music video clips for Swedish pop group ABBA, including "S.O.S." and "Dancing Queen." See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lasse Hallstrom


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Lena Olin  (1 child) | See more »


F. Auguste Rahmberg | See more »

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(April 11, 1998) When Hallström's Best Director Oscar nomination for My Life as a Dog (1985) coincided with directors Adrian Lyne (UK) for Fatal Attraction (1987), John Boorman (UK) for Hope and Glory (1987), Norman Jewison (Canada) for Moonstruck (1987) and winner Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy) for The Last Emperor (1987), this was the only instance in Oscar history where all five Best Director ... See more »

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