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Kåre Hedebrant (born 28 June 1995) is a Swedish actor. He played
the main character in the 2008 Swedish romantic horror film Let the
Right One In. He lives in Hässelby, near Stockholm. Hedebrant
currently attends Adolf Frederick´s School of Music, with singing as
a main subject.
In 2005, Hedebrant played the title role of Emil in "Emil i
Lönneberga", a theatrical production based on the popular
children's novels by Astrid Lindgren.
In 2007, after an open casting involving 4000 kids, Hedebrant was
chosen to play the role of Oskar in Let the Right One In. Oskar, the
protagonist of the film, is a 12-year old bullied boy who strikes up
a friendship with the mysterious Eli (Lina Leandersson), who later
turns out to be a vampire. Hedebrant received generally positive
notices for his role. According to If magazine's reviewer, "Hedebrant
does a fine job of conveying the boy’s silent longing, rage and
defiance". James Berardinelli considered him an "interesting
choice to play Oskar", and noted that he "effectively makes
the character seem remote, withdrawn, and a little creepy".
According to Hedebrant, "[e]ven the bully scenes weren't hard to
shoot because I got on very well with both guys ... [t]he main
problem was that it was so cold!"
Hedebrant has expressed that although he hasn't decided to pursue
a career in acting, he would "definitely" want to try it
again. He received a nomination for "Best Performance in an
International Feature Film - Leading Young Performers" (with
Lina Leandersson), in the 30th Annual Young Artist Awards. Other
nominations include "Breakthrough Performer" from the
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2008 (won by Lina Leandersson),
and "Best Actor" in the 2009 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (won
by Ron Perlman).
Hedebrant is member of a band called The Broadcasting Service, who
"plays alternative rock, stuff like The Hives".
In 2010, Hedebrant was chosen as the lead role in Amors Baller, a
Norwegian romantic comedy directed by Kristoffer Metcalfe. Hedebrant
plays Lucas, a Swedish teenager who moves to a small Norwegian town,
and falls in love with the goalkeeper on the local girl's football
team.The film premiered in Norway on 25 March 2011.
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