Lasse Hallstr?m, Director: Chocolat. Lasse Hallstr?m was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms l?n, Sweden as Lars Hallstr?m. He is a director and writer, known for Chocolat (2000), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and The Cider House Rules (1999). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child. He was previously married to Malou Hallstr?m.