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Laura Dern is an actress born February 10, 1967, best known for such movies as ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''Film/BlueVelvet'', ''Film/WildAtHeart'', ''Citizen Ruth'', ''Film/InlandEmpire'', and ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Film/StarWars8 Episode VIII]]. She is the daughter of Creator/BruceDern and Diane Ladd.

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!!Tropes related to her carreer:

* ChekhovsGunman: Dern appeared as a child eating an ice cream cone in the 1974 film ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore" (of which her mom Diane Ladd was a supporting cast member). After numerous retakes required her to eat twelve cones in one sitting, which she did without getting sick, director Creator/MartinScorsese remarked to Ladd, [[HilariousInHindsight "This girl could be an actress!"]]
* StatuesqueStunner: She may not look like it, being dwarfed by most of her male co-stars, on camera, but she's actually 5'10".
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