September 27, 2009 |
Backstage at the Greek Theatre, Juliette Lewis is one hot mess. After opening for the Pretenders and Cat Power, the singer-actress' dark, choppy hair clings damply to her neck; smeared glitter eye shadow sparkles on her cheeks; and the toe of one boot (black with vaguely Victorian gold buttons up the sides) is held together with tape. The centerpiece of her ensemble -- a red, single-sleeved romper made of metallic Lycra and sequins with a regal plume of feathers at one shoulder -- looks like the result of a collision between MÃtley CrÃ¼e and the Moulin Rouge.
September 5, 2009 |
It was difficult to tell Thursday night at the Greek Theatre where there were more women wearing their dark-brown bangs in their eyes -- onstage or in the audience? The occasion was the final date of one of the summer's more unlikely tours, a female-fronted triple bill featuring the Pretenders, Cat Power and Juliette Lewis. Not much unites these acts beyond the guitar and a common haircut, but apparently that was enough to foster a sense of family on the road. As Lewis put it near the end of her opening set, "It's been an absolute lovefest out here."
July 14, 2005 |
At the tender age of 32, Juliette Lewis has carved out a choice spot for herself in the Hollywood firmament. An Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, the versatile actress has brought a ferocious commitment and intelligence to the films of such auteurs as Martin Scorsese ("Cape Fear"), Quentin Tarantino ("From Dusk Till Dawn"), Woody Allen ("Husbands and Wives") and Oliver Stone ("Natural Born Killers").
October 17, 2003 |
"So, I work part time in the movie industry," coyly commented a sweat-damp Juliette Lewis halfway through her rock band's show at the Knitting Factory on Wednesday. She went on to explain that everybody always thinks she's really crazy after seeing her performance as a mayhem-loving teenager in Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers." "You know why?" she said. "Because I'm so [expletive] good."
August 25, 2002 |
"I get these comments, 'Oh my God, you're so much prettier in person,' says Juliette Lewis, who looks so much prettier in person than she does on screen. "It's kind of a backhanded compliment. 'Oh, so I've been ugly all this time in film.' But I never played the vanity girl, so I don't mind. I'd rather be the rebel, be harsh." There is nothing rebellious or harsh about Lewis, at least at the moment.
February 8, 1996 |
A new series of Guess jeans TV spots introduce rebel starlet Juliette (will she ever live down those cornrows at the Academy Awards?) Lewis as the new Guess Jeans girl. The mini film noir dramas also feature Harry Dean Stanton, Peter Horton and Traci Lords, coiffed and made up to be a dead ringer for '40s star Lizbeth Scott. Lewis, working as an operative for private eye Stanton, struts in a shrunken satin shirt and white jeans, but clothes are really beside the point.