Happy Birthday: Laura Dern

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Laura Dern.jpgLaura Dern

Born: February 10, 1967 in Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA

(2011, on Mask (1985)) Talk about feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. Every 15- and 16-year-old actress should be blessed enough to have Peter Bogdanovich there to guide them toward subtlety and kindness and… I mean, I use the word “compassion”, but he really taught me a lot about expressing and connecting to compassion through a character and to a film. He loved Rocky, the character that Eric Stoltz played, so deeply. And Rusty [Dennis], his real mom, who Cher played, was on the set with us. To be able to play a character who gave him love and saw his beauty was just incredible. He’s one of our great directors. Truly. I’m very lucky to have made a movie with him.

(2011, on The West Wing (1999)) Aaron Sorkin…

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