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Laura Dern

Dern at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born Laura Elizabeth Dern
(1967-02-10) February 10, 1967 (age 49)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, director, producer
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Ben Harper (m. 2005; div. 2013)
Children 2
Parent(s) Diane Ladd
Bruce Dern

When man decides he can control nature, he's in deep trouble.
Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly.
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We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value. And life doesn't work out like that.
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I knew you had to go in and audition and maybe they'd hire you, and that's where you start. I had a good understanding about press: that it's the actor's responsibility to publicize his or her films.
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It's a strange world, as David Lynch would say.
There's something so accessible about heroes who have faults.
I've always loved film more than theater.
Luckily, I was raised by people who'd already seen all the yuck stuff, which is why they originally didn't want me to act. I understood the difference between getting a part at a Hollywood party and getting a job.
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My mother opened a bank account for me when I made $60 on my first day of work as an extra. She's that kind of mother.
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I hope we can be consummate artists as women or revolutionaries, or whatever women want to be, and also have love, not only for ourselves but from a partner.
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I'm interested in flawed protagonists. I was raised on them.
It's really fun to act like a bimbo. But it's fun to act like a bimbo only when people know that you really aren't one.
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'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' is one of the greatest films of all time.
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It's always been a desire of mine to work with my parents.
I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask, Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said, We're not going to fall into that.
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I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star. I've never really been marketed by the big studios to do mass market box office films.
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Whatever character you play, it gives you the chance to expose another side of yourself that maybe you've never felt comfortable with, or never knew about.
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I wanted to go to Jupiter. That was my plan from day one, and David Lynch gave me the ticket.
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That's life - to turn each other on, to feel good, to feel in love.
What do you say when someone has truly inspired you? How do you express to an artist how deeply their work has affected you?
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There's always a side of a woman that likes a man from the other side of the tracks.
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I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference. It has to move people.
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I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other.
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I'm lucky enough that directors sometimes seek me out for little projects that people don't even know about, that just surface later on.
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Wild at Heart made a few people angry-they thought I was exploiting women by showing that when a woman says no she really means yes.
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I wanted to go to Jupiter. That was my plan from day one, and David Lynch gave me the ticket.
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The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour.
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I don't turn my nose up at anything. If it's a great part, it's a great part. I'd love to do a box-office hit.
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It would be great to make a movie that had the style of a great '30's film.
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