Peter Hedges

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Peter Hedges (born July 6, 1962 in Des Moines , Iowa ) is an American writer and screenwriter .

Hedges grew up in West Des Moines , Iowa where he graduated from Valley High School . He later studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts . His film career as a screenwriter began with the adaptation of his novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape for the film Gilbert Grape - Somewhere in Iowa . In 2003 his screenplay for the film About a Boy or: The Day of the Dead Duck was nominated for an Oscar.

His son Lucas Hedges works as an actor in the film business.





  • Peter Hedges: Gilbert Grape, somewhere in Iowa: Roman . German First edition. Heyne, Munich 1994, ISBN 3-453-07351-7 .
  • Peter Hedges: Scotty in Heaven at Seven: Roman . Schneekluth, Augsburg 1998, ISBN 3-7951-1633-3 .

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