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
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
28% 55% Dear John Director $80.0M 2010
64% 84% Hachiko: A Dog's Story Director - 2009
86% 58% The Hoax Director $7.1M 2006
20% 33% Open Window Executive Producer - 2006
44% 58% Casanova Director $11.3M 2005
52% 67% An Unfinished Life Director $8.5M 2005
55% 61% The Shipping News Director $11.4M 2001
62% 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 67% More About the Children of Bullerby Village Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mer om oss barn i Bullerbyn 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 Editor
- 1979
No Score Yet 68% ABBA: The Movie Director,
Writer
- 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Guy and a Gal Director - 1975