Lena Olin
Swedish actor
Lena Olin
Lena Maria Jonna Olin is a Swedish actress. She has been nominated for several acting awards, including a Golden Globe for 1988's The Unbearable Lightness of Being and an Academy Award for Enemies, a Love Story in 1989. Other well-known films in which Olin has appeared include Chocolat (directed by her husband Lasse Hallström), Queen of the Damned, Casanova and The Reader.
Biography
Lena Olin's personal information overview.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 22-28
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
March 22: Composer Stephen Sondheim is 85. Actor William Shatner is 84. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 80. Singer Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy is 74. Singer-guitarist George Benson is 72. News anchor Wolf Blitzer is 67. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is 67. Actress Fanny Ardant is 66. Sportscaster Bob Costas is 63. Country singer James House is 60. Actress Lena Olin is 60. Singer-actress Stephanie Mills is 58. Actor Matthew Modine is 56. Actor Guillermo Diaz ("Scandal") is 40. Actress Anne Dudek ("Mad Men") is 40. Actress Kellie Williams ("Family Matters") is 39. Actress Reese Witherspoon is 39. Drummer John Otto of Limp Bizkit is 38. Rapper Mims is 34. Guitarist Lincoln Parish of Cage the Elephant is 25.
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Movie Review: Jeremy Irons and Lena Olin Star in ‘Night Train to Lisbon’
NYTimes - about 3 years
In “Night Train to Lisbon,” a stuffy academic undergoes a late midlife crisis, impulsively abandoning his comfortable post as a teacher of classical studies in Switzerland.     
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Regina Weinreich: Safe Haven Heats Up
Huffington Post - about 4 years
You could say that the chemistry between Katie (Julianne Hough) and Alex (Josh Duhamel) is incendiary in the psychological thriller cum romance Safe Haven. This film by Lasse Hallstrom based upon a Nicholas Sparks novel may be on trend in some unforeseen ways. Without spoiling the inflammatory (pun intended) end for its assured volume of fans, no one you fall in love with dies. But there's some serious damage to property. That detail may resonate for recent hurricane, tornado, and blizzard victims. With a touch of the supernatural, a tear-jerking plot, a loathsome villain, some adorable kids, and a lot of suspense making music, the film is agreeable enough to be a hit. At the movie's New York premiere at Beauty on Essex, Fern Mallis and Phillip Bloch took a break from fashion week. Danny Aiello, Alan Cumming, Nikki St. James, and Lasse Hallstrom's wife Lena Olin chatted with Duhamel and Hough, also celebrating her cover on the newly revamped Self Magazine. The very buff ...
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Justine Hope Blau: Scattered: How My Memoir Went From Proposal to Paperback
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Three weeks ago, on Oct 8th, I opened the box that held the first shipment of my book, Scattered. After nine years, while working full time and raising two kids, I finally had the book in my hands. I was driven to write the story of my childhood -- a life with my beautiful, smart and crazy mother and two older brothers in 23 New York City hotels and apartments. I was determined to make art from that chaos and create a story that would last. Here are most of the places we lived in or stayed at by the time I was 11 years old: The Chesterfield on 49th street, the Taft, the Wellington, the Empire, the Wolcott, the Excelsior, Hotel Pennsylvania, 34th street YMCA, 50th street YMCA, Martha Washington, Allerton, Martinique, Beekman Arms, Broadmoor, Wyndham on 58th street, the shabby hotel on east 86th street, the boarding house in the Bronx, the house of an acquaintance in Pelham, the apartment on West 56th street, apartment on 72nd street and York, one night in the ladies room ...
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Michael Giltz: Movies: MOMA Has The Right Stuff (And Unbearable Lightness)
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Certain movies simply must be seen on the big screen. When people say that, they're usually referring to a spectacle, a widescreen epic like Lawrence of Arabia or 2001: A Space Odyssey.. That's certainly the case with The Right Stuff, a terrific 1983 look at the U.S. space race and the Mercury astronauts at the heart of it. Cutting edge special effects, brilliant acting, the desire to capture America at a particular point in time -- The Right Stuff is a grand film that deserves the silver screen. But it's just as true for movies that are ambitious in their ideas. The Unbearable Lightness of Being is the other masterpiece from director Philip Kaufman and both of them are being screened this week at MOMA, with Kaufman in attendance both Wednesday and Thursday night to introduce these two movies (along with Walter Murch at the Right Stuff screening, one of the team of editors that worked on that film). I love both these movies and yet I haven't seen them in many years. Why ...
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Around Town: Celebrate Easter with Jimmy Stewart and Harvey
LATimes - almost 5 years
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre is going rabid for rabbits Easter Sunday  -- just don't expect the Easter Bunny. The evening begins with 1950's "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart in his Oscar-nominated performance as Elwood P. Dowd, a sweetly crazy guy whose best friend is an invisible 6'3" white rabbit named Harvey. Josephine Hull earned an Oscar as Elwood's frazzled sister. The evening concludes with the 2001 cult fave "Donnie Darko," with Jake Gyllenhaal and a rabbit a lot less friendly than Harvey. On Easter Sunday evening, the Cinematheque's Egyptian will screen the 1933 version of "King Kong," starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot and featuring the groundbreaking stop-motion special effects of Willis O'Brien. www.americancinematheque.com Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater presents a week-long engagement of Noel Black's 1968 cult favorite, "Pretty Poison," beginning this Friday. Black will be on hand Friday evening for the screening of this dark come ...
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Tonårstjejen "Emma" i The Lying Game är 25. - MyNewsdesk (pressmeddelande)
Google News - over 5 years
I New York utspelar sig också handlingen för filmen "Remember Me" (där även svenska Lena Olin är med), och som Alexandra Chando faktiskt var påtänkt att spela i. Chando gjorde en så kallad 'screen test', en provfilmning, mot Robert Pattinson som spelar
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Vita di coppia: sedici film da cui lasciarsi ispirare per vivacizzarla - Pinkblog.it (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Fatelo davanti ad uno specchio come Lena Olin e Daniel Day Lewis in L'insostenibile leggerezza dell'essere. Non che non lo sapessimo anche prima che si poteva fare così eh. Che ne pensate di un rapporto orale in un bagno per rendere omaggio ad
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DP/30: Paul Mazursky - Movie City News
Google News - over 5 years
Six times, his actors (Dyan Cannon, Elliott Gould, Art Carney, Jill Clayburgh, Lena Olin, Anjelica Huston) were nominated for Oscar, and Stanley Tucci took home an Emmy & Golden Globe for Winchell. (IN spite of the film winning the Emmy for Best TV
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Proyectan letras 'en movimiento' en Cine Club - A.M.
Google News - over 5 years
El martes 23, a las 65 de latarde, se presentará “La última puerta”, dirigida por Roman Polanski y con las actuaciones de Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Frank Langella, Emmanuelle Seigner, James Russo, Barbara Jefford, José López Rodero
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New Look At Rooney Mara As Lisbeth Salander In 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
By cineman on August 11, 2011 It would be good if they cast Hollywood's most famous Swedish stars in the sequels such as Malin Åkerman, Dolph Lundgren, Lena Olin and Max von Sydow. Rooney Mara looks so ugly and hideous in this movie
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MoMA Announces Roman Polanski Retrospective and Fall Film Exhibitions Schedule - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
With Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Barbara Jefford. Back in Rosemary's Baby territory (in what a Variety critic called -a shaggy devil story?), Polanski follows literary sleuth Depp's search for a rare demonic text
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Chocolat Review - JustPressPlay
Google News - over 5 years
Not all of the Comte's beliefs are bad or wrong, but the rigidity that he enforces them ends up inadvertently hurting people like Josephine (Lena Olin) who is expected to stay with her abusive husband Serge (Peter Stormare). This is where Vianne steps
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Blåsväder bland badarnas brandhärjade bastioner - Sydsvenskan
Google News - over 5 years
För några år sedan hamnade Hollywoodstjärnorna Lasse Hallström och Lena Olin i blåsväder just på grund av sin badhytt. Den hade brunnit och var i mycket dåligt skick, så uselt att kommunen grep in. Trots upprepade försök att få kändisparet att fixa
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[Film] Darkness - Play3-Live
Google News - over 5 years
Aux côtés de ce pére qui prend facilement la mouche, on trouve Anna Paquin (Sookie dans True Blood), Lena Olin, Stephan Enquist (trés crédible en jeune garçon terrorisé par le noir) ou encore Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace,
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FILMUL EVZ: Havana - Evenimentul Zilei
Google News - over 5 years
Viaţa lui se schimbă însă după ce, pe vaporul care îl duce spre destinaţie, o cunoaşte pe Roberta Duran (Lena Olin), o femeie de care se îndrăgosteşte. Deşi este o persoană precaută, la rugămintea ei, Jack lasă garda joc şi o ajută să facă contrabandă
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Guide: Weekendens bedste TV - TV2
Google News - over 5 years
Mr. Jones' psykiater Elizabethy Bowen (Lena Olin), lader sig stik imod al professionel etik charmere og forføre af den tiltalende patient. Er du i humør til noget lidt mere hårdtslående, så sender Kanal5 Paul Verhoevens action-nyklassiker Starship
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Oletko törmännyt superjulkkikseen Suomessa? - Ilta-Sanomat
Google News - over 5 years
IS toimitus : Etäihastukseni Lena Olin kävi Helsingissä joskus 90-luvun alussa. Työpaikan kahvipöydässä istuessani rupesin pohtimaan ääneen kuinka saisin ruotsalaiskaunottaren kiinnostumaan itsestäni. Naispuolinen työkaverini ehdotti nakuilua hänen
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Blu-Ray Round-Up: 'Amelie,' 'Chocolat,' 'Brazil,' More - HollywoodChicago.com
Google News - over 5 years
“Chocolat” stars Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Judi Dench, and Alfred Molina. It was written by Robert Nelson Jacobs and directed by Lasse Hallstrom. It is rated PG-13 and runs 122 minutes. The film is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lena Olin
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 52
    She had a small but significant role in 2008's Oscar-nominated film The Reader, playing a Jewish survivor of the Auschwitz death march in a trial in the 1960s and the woman's daughter twenty years later.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 49
    In 2005 she returned to Sweden for a brief period of filming and starred in a supporting role in Danish director Simon Staho's film Bang Bang Orangutang (with a punk music soundtrack by, among others, The Clash and Iggy Pop).
    More Details Hide Details Olin was for many years (mid 1970s – end 80s) partner of Swedish actor and Royal Dramatic Theatre colleague Örjan Ramberg. They had a son, Auguste Rahmberg, in 1986. The relationship ended in the late 1980s. Olin met film director Lasse Hallström in Sweden in 1992. Two years later they married in Hedvig Eleonora Church in Stockholm. In 1995 they had a daughter, Tora. Olin lives in New York City with her husband and children.
    In May 2005, Olin returned to Alias for a two-episode appearance at the end of the show's fourth season, and subsequently appeared again in the fifth season, initially in a cameo in December 2005, and then following a four-month hiatus she appeared again in April 2006, and for the finale on 22 May 2006.
    More Details Hide Details An upcoming project is supposedly Daughter of the Queen of Sheba (which is to be directed by Hallström).
  • 2003
    Age 47
    For her work on the series as Irina Derevko, Olin received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She received good reviews for her part in Alias—particularly her chemistry with Victor Garber, who played her former husband and sometime-enemy Jack Bristow—and was rumored to have been offered a salary in excess of $100,000 per episode to remain part of the cast. She left the show after her first and only season; this was, however, to spend more time with her family in New York.
  • 2002
    Age 46
    From 2002 to 2006, she appeared opposite Jennifer Garner in her first American television role ever; on the second season of the successful television series Alias.
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  • 2000
    Age 44
    Olin and director Lasse Hallström collaborated on the 2000 film Chocolat, which received five Academy Award nominations, and on Casanova (2005).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 38
    In 1994 Olin starred in Romeo Is Bleeding and played what is perhaps her most extreme character to date; the outrageous hit woman Mona Demarkov—still one of the actress's most popular portrayals on film.
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  • 1989
    Age 33
    In 1989, she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Enemies: A Love Story, in which she portrayed the survivor of a German Nazi camp.
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  • 1988
    Age 32
    In 1988, Olin starred with Daniel Day-Lewis in her first major part in an English speaking and internationally produced film, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, followed by Sydney Pollack's Havana (1990), Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate (1999) and many others.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 24
    In 1980 she was one of the earliest winners of the Ingmar Bergman Award, initiated in 1978 by the director himself, who was also one of the two judges.
    More Details Hide Details Olin's international debut in a lead role on film was in Bergman's After the Rehearsal (1984). Two years earlier, she had appeared in a small role in the same director's Fanny and Alexander.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1974
    Age 18
    She was crowned Miss Scandinavia 1974 in Helsinki, Finland in October 1974.
    More Details Hide Details Olin worked both as a substitute teacher and as a hospital nurse before becoming an actress. Olin performed for over a decade with Sweden's Royal Dramatic Theatre-ensemble (1980–1994) in classic plays by William Shakespeare and August Strindberg, and appeared in smaller roles of several Swedish films directed by Bergman and in productions of Swedish Television's TV-Theatre Company. Ingmar Bergman cast Olin in Face to Face. Later she acted at the national stage in Stockholm in several productions directed by Bergman, and with Bergman's production of King Lear (in which Olin played Cordelia) she toured the world—Paris, Berlin, New York, Copenhagen, Moscow and Oslo, among others. Critically acclaimed stage performances by Olin at Sweden's Royal Dramatic Theatre included the leading part as The Daughter in A Dream Play by Strindberg, Margarita in the stage adaption of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, Ann in Edward Bond's Summer, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare, Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, the title role in Ingmar Bergman's rendition of Strindberg's Miss Julie and her neurotic Charlotte in the contemporary drama Nattvarden (The Last Supper) by Lars Norén.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on March 22, 1955.
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