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Best known for playing Caitlin Bree in Kevin Smith’s cult classic, she was battling an undisclosed chronic illness prior to her death at home on Saturday in New Jersey. The nature of her illness remains unclear.
On a fundraising page for Patient Advocate Foundation Inc. created by Spoonauer’s brother Mike in her memory, he wrote, “Our sister Lisa, if she had gotten better, was going to devote the rest of her life to fighting for those with chronic illness »
- Mike Miller
Actress Lisa Spoonauer, best known for playing Caitlin Bree in director Kevin Smith's 1994 indie classic Clerks, has passed away at 44. No cause of death was revealed, but Kevin Smith took to social media to issue a touching tribute to the actress, who made her feature film debut in Clerks after the director discovered her at a local New Jersey college. Here's the first half of the director's statement below, where he reveals how he cast her in Clerks.
"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 »
While looking for the right actress to play Caitlin, Smith discovered Lisa in an acting class at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey. “In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she’d play in my life,” the director wrote. “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 »
- Yoselin Acevedo
The film that brought Kevin Smith into the limelight was unequivocally Clerks. To this day people still consider it to be one of Smith’s greatest achievements. Sadly one of its stars Lisa Spoonhauer who played Caitlin Bree passed away on Saturday, May 20th. No cause of death has been given yet. She was briefly married to another Clerks co-star, Jeff Anderson and is survived by her current husband, Tom and daughter, Mia. Kevin Smith too to Instagram to pay a heartfelt tribute to Lisa who he considered one of the better actors of the film. Here’s what he wrote: She
- Nat Berman
Entertainment Weekly reports that Lisa Spoonauer, the actress who played Caitlin Bree, one-third of the love triangle that partially powers Kevin Smith’s debut feature, Clerks, has died. Spoonauer was 44.
Spoonauer’s acting career was brief; her only IMDb credits are Clerks, a guest-star appearance on its animated spin-off, and a part in Gabe Torres’ Bartender. After a brief marriage to co-star Jeff Anderson, she gave up acting, working instead as a restaurant manager and event planner in New Jersey, raising two children with her husband Tom. Her obituary briefly mentions her acting career, but doesn’t dwell on the fact that she once starred in one of the iconic cult films of the late 20th century.
Smith posted a tribute to Spoonauer on social media today, praising not just her acting—which he first saw while scouting community college acting courses, looking for actors to fill out his ...
- William Hughes
She died at home in New Jersey on Saturday, according to her obituary. Born and raised in the state, Spoonauer appeared in just two films: 1994’s Clerks and 1997’s Bartender. She was briefly married to her Clerks costar Jeff Anderson from 1998-1999, and later went on to become a restaurant manager and event planner.
Spoonauer is survived by her husband, Tom Caron; her daughter, Mia Spoonauer; her stepson, Tyler Caron; her mother, Dolores Spoonauer; her twin brothers, Michael and Mark »
- Mike Miller
The entire fate of Clerks 3 depends on one actor.
Lrm and Review Nation was told by Kevin Smith that Jeff Anderson was the previously unnamed actor who refused to be in Clerks 3. He was already suspected and implied by the Internet community, but this is an official confirmation by the director since the announcement of the cancellation of the film.
Anderson is well known as Randal Graves, the best friend to Dante in Clerks and Clerks II. He was the wise-ass slacker who worked in the video store, who managed to convince consistently Dante to ditch his responsibilities and get into trouble.
He reprised his role multiple times, not only in the sequel, but also in the animated series Clerks, the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and The Flying Car short. He has also appeared in Smith’s other works, including Dogma and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. »
- Gig Patta
Rob Leane Feb 15, 2017
Universal play a big part in the story of Mallrats 2 failing to get off the ground...
On Instagram last week, Kevin Smith revealed that Clerks III and Mallrats 2 – the sequels to his cult classic comedies from the 1990s - aren’t happening anymore. And now, in the latest episode of SModcast, Smith has revealed extra details about what happened.
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The story of Clerks III’s demise remains the same: one of the four core cast members didn’t want to do it, which meant Smith’s hands were tied. I’ve explained why I think it's Jeff Anderson (who plays Randal) that wasn't keen in a different article.
Rob Leane Feb 13, 2017
Kevin Smith has always had to fight to get his films off the ground: he started his filmmaking career by maxing out multiple credit cards to self-finance Clerks, and more recently, legend has it, it was only Johnny Depp’s decision to come on board as a wacky supporting character that allowed Smith to secure financing for his walrus-centric horror flick Tusk.
Smith has, across his career, been offered several barmy jobs (he rejected a chance to pen Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian back in the 90s) and he’s also signed up for a lot of projects that never got past the script phase.
The latter camp of could’ve-beens is what we’re talking about today, following that news that Clerks III »
Why So Serious?
Since the announcement that Ben Affleck was no longer directing The Batman, there have been some rumours about his continued involvement in the franchise, as well as word that Chris Terrio (Argo) has re-written his script. According to a new report from Forbes, Affleck’s script saw a cameo from Jared Leto’s Joker last seen in Suicide Squad as well as a list of other Batman villains. The report also says that Affleck’s script – which he’s been working on for some time – might be scrapped entirely. Read more here.
Following the teaser trailer released during the Super Bowl, Entertainment Weekly dropped some new images from Stranger Things season 2 as well as a synopsis. We won’t post it here in case of spoilers, but you can read more about it here.
- Luke Owen
This article originally appeared on FWx.
The Happiest Place on Earth has never been the cheapest. A single adult ticket to Disneyland will currently set you back between $95 and $119 depending on what day of the year you want to go (for those of you interested in such things, prices have more than doubled since 2000). That’s a lot of money to almost puke on the tea cups. But the price of an evening at the newly opened Disneyland restaurant, 21 Royal, might be enough to make you a little sick without spinning in circles.
21 Royal, which, by its own description is »
- Sonal Dutt
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