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Born: June 2, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: Director ...
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1956:
Began directing short films at age 10, including a three-minute documentary about Gotland Island
1967:
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
1968:
Helmed first full-length TV program "Shall We Dance?"
1972:
Began shooting promotional film clips (forerunners of music videos) for Swedish band ABBA
1975:
Feature directorial debut, "A Guy and a Gal/En Kille och en Tjej"
1977:
Filmed documentary concert film "ABBA: The Movie"
1985:
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
1991:
American feature debut, as writer-director of "Once Around"
1993:
Helmed "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio; also executive produced
1995:
Directed romantic comedy "Something to Talk About," starring Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid
1999:
Directed feature adaptation of John Irving's novel "The Cider House Rules"; earned Best Director Academy Award nomination
2000:
Directed Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche in "Chocolat"; also featured wife Lena Olin
2001:
Helmed film adaptation of award-winning novel "The Shipping News"
2005:
Directed "An Unfinished Life," featuring Jennifer Lopez and Robert Redford
2005:
Directed Heath Ledger as the fabled romantic in "Casanova"
2007:
Directed "The Hoax," a fact-based drama starring Richard Gere as a bogus biographer of Howard Hughes
2010:
Helmed feature adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel "Dear John"
2012:
Directed Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt in "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," based on novel by Paul Torday
2013:
Directed romantic drama "Safe Haven," based on novel by Nicholas Sparks

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