Martin Scorsese, after requiring 19 takes to get a scene right in his film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, praised one particular 6-year-old extra. “She ate 19 ice cream cones and didn’t get sick, that girl’s gonna be an actress!” That girl was future Academy Award-winning actress Laura Dern.

Laura Dern’s Cameo in “Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore” as a Child

Laura Dern talks about hanging out on the set of “Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore” starring her mom, and getting to appear in the movie. Subscribe:

11 thoughts on “Martin Scorsese, after requiring 19 takes to get a scene right in his film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, praised one particular 6-year-old extra. “She ate 19 ice cream cones and didn’t get sick, that girl’s gonna be an actress!” That girl was future Academy Award-winning actress Laura Dern.”

  1. LetsAllMakeArt

    I mean, she is also the daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, two huge actors. That might have been a bigger clue to her future profession than her ice cream eating abilities.

  2. GrandmaPoses

    How tiny are the hosts that Laura Dern looks like she’s of another scale entirely?

  3. babygrenade

    After three I’d be thinking “this is pretty great.”

    After ten I’d be re-evaluating the decisions in my life that led to this moment.

  4. SayOnlyWhatYouMeme

    \**Looks at hands\**. Maybe I am an actor

  5. NinjaGrandma

    David Lynch loves her to death. This I know.

  6. thepersonimgoingtobe

    It’s amazing Laura Dern is anywhere near normal with some of the roles she’s played.

  7. bananacumshake

    What I’m reading is that an adult man made a 6 year old girl eat 19 ice cream cones and then was relieved she didn’t get sick.

  8. PahoojyMan

    Show me a 6 year old that wouldn’t eat 19 free ice cream cones.

  9. BSB8728

    *Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore* is a really fine movie and was ahead of its time in its portrayal of a newly widowed woman with a young son trying to earn a living with no skills or education. Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, and Jodie Foster.

  10. TradeInteresting2798

    I cannot express how much I love Laura Dern.

  11. CarlSwagin

    I believe another factor that led to her successful acting career is that her father is Academy Award-winning actor Bruce Dern.

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