Lasse Hallström Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Birth NameLars Hallström
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lars Hallström. He is a director and writer, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), My Life as a Dog (1985) 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.

Spouse (2)

Lena Olin (18 March 1994 - present) ( 1 child)
Malou Hallström (1974 - 1981) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (12)

Son Johan Hallström (born 1976) with ex-wife Malou Hallström.
He and actress Lena Olin have a daughter, Tora Hallström, born in 1995. Singer Tommy Körberg is her godfather.
He and his wife Lena Olin were both born in Stockholm.
He and Lena Olin are the first Swedish Oscar-nominated married couple.
Has (since 1999) frequently worked with cinematographer Oliver Stapleton
Brother-in-law of Mats Olin.
He and Lena Olin moved to the US permanently in 1995. They reside in Bedford, New York.
Stepfather of Lena Olin's son F. Auguste Rahmberg.
Swedish author [Astrid Lindgren] told him when he was about to direct "Barnen i Bullerbyn", based on her novel, that: "I will try not to like you, because all the directors I like end up dead". She referred to Tage Danielsson and Olle Hellbom.
Son-in-law of Stig Olin and Britta Holmberg.
Ex-son-in-law of Brita Appelgren.
(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 nominees were non-Americans.

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