Lasse Hallström

Birthday: June 2nd, 1946   |   Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Sven "Lasse" Hallström is a Swedish film director. He was nominated
for an Academy Award for Best Director for My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund)
(1985) and later for The Cider House Rules (1999). Hallström
learned his craft making music videos, in particular for the group ABBA. Since
the international success of My Life as a Dog (1985), for which he was
nominated for Academy Awards for writing and directing, Hallström has worked in
American movies. His first notable American success was What's Eating Gilbert
Grape (1993). He reached his greatest level of prominence when he was nominated
for an Academy Award for best director for the critically acclaimed movie The
Cider House Rules (1999) and then later directed the well-received film
Chocolat (2000), both of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best
Picture. His 2012
film The Hypnotist was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign
Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final

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