"Clerks"-Darstellerin Lisa Spoonauer ist gestorben!

Regisseur Kevin Smith hatte Darstellerin Lisa Spoonauer vor "Clerks" entdeckt: Doch jetzt ist die Schauspielerin im Alter von 44 Jahren gestorben!

Lisa Spoonauer
Darstellerin Lisa Spoonauer (l.) feierte in Kevin Smiths Kultfilm "Clerks" ihren absoluten Durchbruch! Delphi Filmverleih

Lisa Spoonauer ist tot. Die Darstellerin starb im Alter von 44 Jahren. Die meisten Filmfans kannten als Caitlin Bree im Kult-Film "Clerks": Sie spielte die ehemaligen Freundin von Hauptdarsteller Brian O’Halloran und erreichte mit ihren schlagkräftigen Dialogen schnell Kult-Status. Auf seinem Instagram-Account zollte Regisseur Kevin Smith seiner langjährigen Wegbegleiterin einen berührenden Tribut.


Devastated to report that #LisaSpoonauer, who played Caitlin in #clerks, has passed away. In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she'd play in my life. I'd held a night of open auditions at the #firstavenueplayhouse (where we found @briancohalloran and @marilynghigliotti) but the perfect Caitlin Bree never walked through the door. So I popped into an acting class at Brookdale Community College and watched the students from the back. Lisa was easily the most natural and authentic voice in the room. She didn't sound like she was acting at all; she delivered scripted dialogue as if she was inventing her conversation in the moment, like people do in real life. Captivated, I approached Lisa cold in the parking lot after the class and said "This is gonna sound creepy but... Do you wanna be in a movie?" Fearlessly, she replied "Not if it's porn." I told her a bit about Clerks and gave her a copy of the script and my phone number. She called me a few days later and said "Well it's not porn, but everybody talks like it is. It's funny. I'll do it." A complete stranger at first, Lisa quickly became one of the most important people I'd ever meet when she joined Brian, #JeffAnderson, Marilyn, @jaymewes, @samosier, @davidkleinasc and me as one of the chief architects of my first film. We rehearsed for a month straight in the store after hours, where Lisa perfected Caitlin (and fell in love with Jeff). The first night of the shoot, Lisa had to maneuver her way through a seven minute scene with Brian in the video store, when Caitlin finally shows up in the movie. Lisa and Brian CRUSHED it in one long take that still remains one of my favorite scenes I've ever shot - not because it shows off any directorial flare (it doesn't) but because it exemplified how great the performers were since we never had to cut away from their 2-shot. But as strong an actress as she was, Lisa was an even more excellent Mother to her daughter Mia. Whenever we'd Facebook later in life, she'd gush about her baby girl proudly. My heart goes out to Tom, Mia and Lisa's family. Thank you for dreaming my dream with me. You changed my life, Lisa.

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) am

Smith hatte Lisa Spoonauer in einer Schauspielklasse am Community College entdeckt und  bezeichnete sie als „natürlichste“ und „authentischste Stimme“ im ganzen Raum. Nach ihrem Durchbruch in „Clerks“ feierte Lisa Spoonauer in der gleichnamigen Animations-Serie knapp sieben Jahre ihr Comeback als „Caitlin“. Zuvor war sie noch im Spielfilm Bartender zu sehen.

Lisa Spoonauer hinterlässt ihren Mann Tom sowie ihre Tochter Mia. Die Todesursache wurde nicht öffentlich gemacht. 


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