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Director Lasse Hallström directed a number of music videos for ABBA before moving to television and film. His best-known movies include My Life as a Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape and The Cider House Rules.
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Hallström's next effort, the magical fable Chocolat (2000), also garnered several Oscar nods, including for best actress (Juliette Binoche), best adapted screenplay and best picture.
Hallström, who divides his time between the United States and Sweden, married Swedish-born actress Lena Olin in 1994. The couple has two children.
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