Lena Olin

Lena Maria Jonna Olin (born 22 March 1955) is a Swedish actress. She has received nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Mentored by filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, she made her screen debut with a small role in his film Face to Face (1976). After graduating from the drama school, Olin joined the Royal Dramatic Theatre, followed by roles in Bergman's films Fanny and Alexander (1982) and After the Rehearsal (1984). She made her international breakthrough with a role of a free-spirited artist in The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), which earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. Olin garnered further critical acclaim for her portrayals of a Jewish survivor in the comedy-drama Enemies, A Love Story (1989), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and a domestic violence victim in the comedy-drama Chocolat (2000), for which she received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Her other film roles include The Adventures of Picasso (1978), Havana (1990), Romeo Is Bleeding (1993), Mr. Jones (1993), The Ninth Gate (1999), Queen of the Damned (2002), Casanova (2005), The Reader (2008), Remember Me (2010), Maya Dardel (2017), and The Artist's Wife (2019). On television, Olin starred as KGB agent Irina Derevko on the spy thriller Alias (2002–2006), which earned her a nomination for the ...

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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

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Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an enthralling adventure. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Christopher Lee  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Jack Huston

Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an enthralling adventure. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Christopher Lee  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Jack Huston

Trespassing Bergman (2013)

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. A group of very special cinephiles, came from all over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. A group of very special cinephiles, came from all over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

After the Rehearsal (1984)

Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's "A Dream Play." She talks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ingmar Bergman
CAST:  Erland Josephson  •  Ingrid Thulin  •  Lena Olin  •  Nadja Palmstjerna-Weiss

Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's "A Dream Play." She talks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ingmar Bergman
CAST:  Erland Josephson  •  Ingrid Thulin  •  Lena Olin  •  Nadja Palmstjerna-Weiss

Awake (2007)

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joby Harold
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Jessica Alba  •  Terrence Howard  •  Lena Olin

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joby Harold
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Jessica Alba  •  Terrence Howard  •  Lena Olin

Casanova (2005)

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With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Oliver Platt

With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Oliver Platt

Chocolat (2000)

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A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Alfred Molina  •  Johnny Depp  •  Carrie-Anne Moss

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Alfred Molina  •  Johnny Depp  •  Carrie-Anne Moss

Darkness (2002)

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Balagueró
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Lena Olin  •  Iain Glen  •  Giancarlo Giannini

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Balagueró
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Lena Olin  •  Iain Glen  •  Giancarlo Giannini

Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Lena Olin  •  Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Lena Olin  •  Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Face to Face (1976)

Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist whose temporary position at a mental hospital offers only modest responsibilities. With her husband out of the country for a seminar and her daughter at camp, Jenny moves in with her grandparents, expecting a relaxing few months ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ingmar Bergman
CAST:  Liv Ullmann  •  Erland Josephson  •  Aino Taube  •  Gunnar Björnstrand

Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist whose temporary position at a mental hospital offers only modest responsibilities. With her husband out of the country for a seminar and her daughter at camp, Jenny moves in with her grandparents, expecting a relaxing few months ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ingmar Bergman
CAST:  Liv Ullmann  •  Erland Josephson  •  Aino Taube  •  Gunnar Björnstrand

Fanny and Alexander (1982)

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ingmar Bergman
CAST:  Allan Edwall  •  Ewa Fröling  •  Erland Josephson  •  Bertil Guve

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ingmar Bergman
CAST:  Allan Edwall  •  Ewa Fröling  •  Erland Josephson  •  Bertil Guve

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

Joe Gavilan and his new partner K. C. Calden, are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga instructor. When the two are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Lena Olin  •  Bruce Greenwood

Joe Gavilan and his new partner K. C. Calden, are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga instructor. When the two are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Lena Olin  •  Bruce Greenwood

Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Andy García  •  Ian Holm  •  James Gandolfini  •  Lena Olin

A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Andy García  •  Ian Holm  •  James Gandolfini  •  Lena Olin

The Ninth Gate (1999)

An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Frank Langella  •  Lena Olin  •  Emmanuelle Seigner

An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Frank Langella  •  Lena Olin  •  Emmanuelle Seigner

The United States of Leland (2003)

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A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

Mystery Men (1999)

When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kinka Usher
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  William H. Macy  •  Kel Mitchell

When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kinka Usher
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  William H. Macy  •  Kel Mitchell

The Night and the Moment (1995)

The Night and the Moment is a 1995 erotic drama. A writer (Dafoe) is invited to the house of a noblewoman (Olin) who adores free-thinkers. He attempts to seduce her but she insists that he tell her of his past love exploits. While doing so, he takes her through his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Maria Tatò
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Lena Olin  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Carole Richert

The Night and the Moment is a 1995 erotic drama. A writer (Dafoe) is invited to the house of a noblewoman (Olin) who adores free-thinkers. He attempts to seduce her but she insists that he tell her of his past love exploits. While doing so, he takes her through his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Maria Tatò
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Lena Olin  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Carole Richert

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Lena Olin  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Juliette Lewis

A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Lena Olin  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Juliette Lewis

Bang Bang Orangutang (2005)

An overworked and stressed out man in the middle of his career causes the worst tragedy that can happen to a family...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Staho
CAST:  Mikael Persbrandt  •  Lena Olin  •  Tuva Novotny  •  Michael Nyqvist

An overworked and stressed out man in the middle of his career causes the worst tragedy that can happen to a family...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Staho
CAST:  Mikael Persbrandt  •  Lena Olin  •  Tuva Novotny  •  Michael Nyqvist

Flight North (1986)

Johanna (Katharina Thalbach) has fled Nazi Germany to visit a friend in Finland, and from there she continues on to her friend's family's estate. Once at the estate, Johanna passionately argues with her friend's pro-Nazi brother and at the same time, falls for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ingemo Engström
CAST:  Katharina Thalbach  •  Jukka-Pekka Palo  •  Lena Olin  •  Tom Pöysti

Johanna (Katharina Thalbach) has fled Nazi Germany to visit a friend in Finland, and from there she continues on to her friend's family's estate. Once at the estate, Johanna passionately argues with her friend's pro-Nazi brother and at the same time, falls for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ingemo Engström
CAST:  Katharina Thalbach  •  Jukka-Pekka Palo  •  Lena Olin  •  Tom Pöysti
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