Kare Hedebrant Bio - Biography

Name Kare Hedebrant
Date of Birth June 28, 1995
Place of Birth Stockholm, Sweden
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Kåre Hedebrant (born 28 June 1995)[1] is a Swedish child actor best known for playing the main character in the 2008 Swedish romantic horror film Let the Right One In. He lives in Hässelby,[2] near Stockholm. Hedebrant currently attends Adolf Frederick´s School of Music, with singing as a main subject.[citation needed]

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.[3]

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".[4] 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considered him an "interesting choice to play Oskar", and noted that he "effectively makes the character seem remote, withdrawn, and a little creepy".[5] According to Hedebrant, "[e]ven the bully scenes weren't hard to shoot because I got on very well with both guys ...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!"[6]

Hedebrant has expressed that although he hasn't decided to pursue a career in acting, he would "definitely" want to try it again.[7] 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.[8] Other nominations include "Breakthrough Performer" from the Online Film Critics Society Awards 2008 (won by Lina Leandersson),[9] and "Best Actor" in the 2009 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (won by Ron Perlman).[10]

Hedebrant is member of a band called The Broadcasting Service, who "plays alternative rock, stuff like The Hives".[6]

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