Peter Hedges





Peter Hedges

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in West Des Moines, Iowa, The United States
July 06, 1962

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Peter Hedges is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director. His novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape was adapted into a critically acclaimed movie of the same title, which launched his film career.

In 2002 he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for About a Boy. In the same year, he wrote and directed Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes, which he dedicated to his mother.


Average rating: 3.92 · 9,303 ratings · 556 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 7,494 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
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The Heights
3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 1,313 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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An Ocean in Iowa
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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About a Boy: The Shooting S...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Pieces of April: The Shooti...
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Imagining Brad and The Vale...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1998
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Oregon and Other Short Plays
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1999
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Baby Anger
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1986
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Good As New
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Your Kitten Book: Informati...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
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“Love is not a feeling.  It's an ability.”
Peter Hedges

“In a cement park across the street is this giant sculpture. It is a giant umbrella frame lying on its side. It's green. Stand under it, during a rainstorm, you'll still get wet - that's why it's art.”
Peter Hedges, What's Eating Gilbert Grape
tags: art

“She loves me-she just doesn't know it yet.”
Peter Hedges, What's Eating Gilbert Grape
tags: love

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