Juliette Lewis On Movies and Music – Jenny Halper interviews

The most striking thing about actress and rocker Juliette Lewis is that she’s so wonderfully herself, whether she’s calling an audience her own “band of misfits” or describing her affinity for empathy – a trait that shows up in all her onscreen work. Lewis was eighteen when she turned in an Oscar nominated performance opposite Robert DeNiro in Cape Fear. Since then she’s played a spectrum of innocence to insanity: from Woody Allen’s muse (Husbands and Wives) to Oliver Stone’s young killer (Natural Born Killers), from a mildly retarded girl falling in love in The Other Sister to the dreamy, sensible, saving grace in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

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