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Juliette Lake Lewis (born June 21, 1973 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress, best known for her roles in such movies as National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Cape Fear, Natural Born Killers, and From Dusk Till Dawn. She's also the daughter of the late character actor Geoffrey Lewis. As well as acting, she fronts her own rock band, Juliette and the Licks.

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  • Approval of God:invoked Peter Hedges, author of What's Eating Gilbert Grape, declared that Juliette understood Becky's character so well, she could have written her better than he did.
  • The Cast Show Off:invoked She plays a rock musician in Strange Days and thus sings a few times.
  • Creator-Chosen Casting:invoked She was chosen for Adele in Kalifornia after Dominic Sena saw her in the Made-for-TV Movie Too Young to Die? (which coincidentally also had her and Brad Pitt starring in similar roles).
  • Dyeing for Your Art:invoked Oliver Stone wanted her to bulk up for Natural Born Killers. Juliette refused, saying she wanted Mallory to look like a pushover rather than female bodybuilder. She did however take kickboxing lessons to look like a credible fighter.
  • Fake Region: Is a native of Los Angeles, California - but seems to portray Southerners more often than not.
  • Large Ham: Especially as Mallory Knox. Her performance as Iron Maven is practically baptized in ham.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Her character in Yellowjackets has several parallels to her life. Natalie is known for underage drinking, and Juliette herself was busted for being in bars at sixteen. Her hair is dyed blonde and styled the same way as Juliette had it in Natural Born Killers. And in the 2021 portions, Natalie has just left rehab, and the actress herself had done so in her twenties for cocaine and prescription medication addiction.
  • The Other Marty:invoked Emily Lloyd filmed some scenes as Rain in Husbands and Wives, before Woody Allen decided to recast her with Juliette.
  • Playing Against Type:invoked
  • Real-Life Relative:invoked Her father Geoffrey Lewis has a small role as Abner in her film The Way of the Gun.
  • Reformed Criminal: Had a checkered past with the police when she was younger.
  • Romance on the Set:invoked She dated Brad Pitt when they starred in the TV movie Too Young to Die? and were together for four years. They were still together while starring in Kalifornia, but split up before it was released.
  • Star-Making Role:invoked Her Oscar-nominated performance in Cape Fear brought her to international attention.
  • Throw It In!:invoked In Natural Born Killers, when Scagnetti tells Mallory to pinch his nipple, Juliette ad-libbed "so specific".
  • Time-Shifted Actor: In Yellowjackets, she plays the middle aged version of Natalie, while Sophie Thatcher plays her teenaged self.
  • Typecasting: Her early roles in Cape Fear, Kalifornia, and Natural Born Killers typecast her as unstable young women attracted to psychopathically violent men.