Peter Hedges





Peter Hedges


Born
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: 3.95 · 12,639 ratings · 686 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
What's Eating Gilbert Grape

4.09 avg rating — 10,523 ratings — published 1991 — 20 editions
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The Heights

3.24 avg rating — 1,494 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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An Ocean in Iowa

3.39 avg rating — 544 ratings — published 1998 — 13 editions
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About a Boy: The Shooting S...

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3.82 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Pieces of April: The Shooti...

3.71 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Imagining Brad and The Vale...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1998
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Oregon and Other Short Plays

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1999
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The Devil Wears Prada

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Good As New

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Baby Anger

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1986
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“Love is not a feeling.  It's an ability.”
Peter Hedges

“A man who works all day, every day and loves each apple he uncrates, who cherishes each can of soup - a man like that surely puts us all to shame.”
Peter Hedges, What's Eating Gilbert Grape

“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

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