Began directing short films at age 10, including a three-minute documentary about Gotland Island
Filmed documentary short in high school about school friends forming a rock band broadcast on Swedish TV
Spent about ten years making film inserts, mostly on music groups for Swedish TV; handled much of shooting and editing
Helmed first full-length TV program "Shall We Dance?"
Began shooting promotional film clips (forerunners of music videos) for Swedish band ABBA
Feature directorial debut, "A Guy and a Gal/En Kille och en Tjej"
Filmed documentary concert film "ABBA: The Movie"
First film to gain international recognition, "My Life as a Dog"; received Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay; also earned a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures from the DGA
American feature debut, as writer-director of "Once Around"
Helmed "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio; also executive produced
Directed romantic comedy "Something to Talk About," starring Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid
Directed feature adaptation of John Irving's novel "The Cider House Rules"; earned Best Director Academy Award nomination
Directed Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche in "Chocolat"; also featured wife Lena Olin
Helmed film adaptation of award-winning novel "The Shipping News"
Directed "An Unfinished Life," featuring Jennifer Lopez and Robert Redford
Directed Heath Ledger as the fabled romantic in "Casanova"
Directed "The Hoax," a fact-based drama starring Richard Gere as a bogus biographer of Howard Hughes
Helmed feature adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel "Dear John"
Directed Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt in "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," based on novel by Paul Torday
Directed romantic drama "Safe Haven," based on novel by Nicholas Sparks