While no one thinks of her as a nepotism baby, Juliette Lewis’ father was an actor with a prolific resume. Geoffrey Lewis was a character actor with a whopping 227 acting credits to his name, appearing in everything from sitcoms to TV movies to films such as 1978’s “Any Which Way But Loose” and 2005’s “The Devil’s Rejects.”
Juliette spoke at the Antalya Film Festival about the influence her dad had on her career aspirations. “My dad wasn’t a man of a lot of advice, but he would encourage whatever his kids were interested in … I saw the movie ‘Flashdance,’ or ‘Fame,’ and I wanted to sing and dance so he signed me up for classes,” she said (via Screen Daily).
She also talked about an unconventional gift her father gave her that proved to be prescient. “What’s funny is that when I was 15 my dad gave me a book of the worst female killers in history and now looking back was this a prophecy because I then went on to play in ‘Natural Born Killers.’ But I think he was like, if you do anything you better be the baddest and the best,” she continued.
Geoffrey Lewis passed away in 2015, and Juliette expressed her love for her dad in a heartfelt Instagram post. The pic is of the pair together, both wearing bow ties and matching smiles. The captions reads, in part, “I am forever my father’s daughter and he will never been gone.”