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      Lasse Hallström

      Lasse Hallström

      Highest Rated: 100% My Life as a Dog (1985)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Safe Haven (2013)

      Birthday: Jun 2, 1946

      Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

      A popular director of drama-tinged comedies, Lasse Hallström segued from Swedish television and directing virtually all of ABBA's music videos to forging a successful Hollywood career without abandoning his European sensibilities. Hallström emerged onto the international scene with "My Life as a Dog" (1985), which earned him a pair of Oscar nominations while opening the doors to American audiences. He made his U.S. debut with the family dramedy "Once Around" (1991) before hitting his stride with the critically acclaimed "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993). After "Something to Talk About" (1995), Hallström entered his most fruitful phase with beautifully crafted adaptations of "The Cider House Rules" (1999) and "Chocolat" (2000), both of which put him back into Academy Award contention. Following the appreciated, but little-seen, docudrama "The Hoax" (2007), Hallström finally had the box office hit he was waiting for with the adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' "Dear John" (2010). Having demonstrated an impressive flair for adapting material and drawing award-worthy performances from his actors, Hallström was noted for crafting emotionally wrought films that were deftly devoid of sentimentality.

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      Credit
      63% No Score Yet Hilma Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 2022
      51% 91% A Dog's Journey Executive Producer $22.5M 2019
      32% 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Director $54.8M 2018
      35% 73% A Dog's Purpose Director $64.3M 2017
      68% 81% The Hundred-Foot Journey Director $54.2M 2014
      14% 67% Safe Haven Director $71.3M 2013
      No Score Yet 29% The Hypnotist Director - 2012
      67% 64% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Director $73.0K 2011
      29% 55% Dear John Director $80.0M 2010
      64% 84% Hachiko: A Dog's Story Director - 2009
      20% 33% Open Window Executive Producer - 2006
      86% 58% The Hoax Director $7.1M 2006
      52% 67% An Unfinished Life Director $8.5M 2005
      44% 57% Casanova Director $11.3M 2005
      54% 61% The Shipping News Director $11.4M 2001
      63% 83% Chocolat Director $71.3M 2000
      71% 77% The Cider House Rules Director $57.5M 1999
      39% 52% Something to Talk About Director $49.7M 1995
      90% 89% What's Eating Gilbert Grape Director,
      Executive Producer
      $7.8M 1993
      70% 73% Once Around Director $14.3M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mer om oss barn i Bullerbyn Director - 1987
      No Score Yet 67% More About the Children of Bullerby Village Director - 1987
      No Score Yet 54% The Children of Bullerby Village Director - 1986
      100% 90% My Life as a Dog Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1985
      No Score Yet 33% Father to Be Director,
      Writer,
      Film Editing
      - 1979
      No Score Yet 68% ABBA: The Movie Director,
      Writer
      - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Guy and a Gal Director - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shall We Go to Your or My Place or Each Go Home Alone? Director,
      Writer
      - 1973