Mark Twain & Mary Baker Eddy - A film by Val Kilmer


Jean Clemens

Jean Clemens, is the third and youngest of Twain’s three daughters and has suffered from epilepsy since she was fifteen. After losing his favorite daughter, Susie, to meningitis, Twain has spared no expense seeking a cure for Jean. She has spent many years in a private sanatorium and has only recently returned home in time for Christmas. We see in Jean the joy and madness of her father, but inside a frail female body.

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142 Responses to “Jean Clemens”

  1. Shirley Schoenherr Carey says:

    Winona Ryder or Hathaway

  2. Frank Lopez says:

    Jennifer Connelly, though Winona Ryder sounds appealing as well.

  3. John Punchard says:

    I would think Winona Ryder would be a logical choice for this role!

  4. Heide Levine says:

    Juliet Lewis, or Mary Louise Parker. Both play this kind of charactor with amazing clarity.

  5. Caitlin Dellagloria says:

    Is there any way to audition for this role?

  6. Joan says:

    Val, this is going to be wonderful. I am so excited for you. I think Mary Steenbergen, with her warm voice and expressive eyes would be a good choice! There always seems to be a strength yet frailness to her.

  7. NYBaby1952 says:

    Winona Ryder

  8. Dahappymama says:

    Hillary Swank, she even kinda looks like Twain’s daughter and she’s an excellent actress.

  9. brwneyedtina says:

    Winona Ryder or Madeleine Stowe

  10. Karen Frazier says:

    Mary McDonnell

  11. Doris Temme says:

    Holly Marie Combs

  12. Kim Browning says:

    Here I’d use Mary Steenburgen

  13. Kat says:

    I’ll be different and go with Ellen Page. I’d like to see her do drama, and she has a quick wit. If not her, then Juliette Lewis.

  14. Joe Fox says:

    Allison Janney (Think Ms. Perky from 10 things I hate about you); right body-type and the ability to present a great wit and style.

  15. Valerie says:

    Hilary Swank

  16. Christina Beisel says:

    Keira Knightley

  17. Gennifer says:

    Juliette Lewis

  18. Suzanne says:

    Mary Stenbergen

  19. Sarah V. Gray says:

    Kerri Russell

  20. Pam says:

    Catherine Zeta-Jones

  21. Robert Macpherson says:

    My choice Julianne Moore

  22. scottie wilkerson says:

    Mary Steenburgen

  23. scottie wilkerson says:

    Jennifer Carpenter

  24. Joyce Gipson says:

    Anna Paquin. Jean passed on when she was 29 so whoever portrays her would have to be a suitable age.

  25. Gokhan INCE says:

    Francesca Nina O’Keefe

  26. Vicki Evans says:

    Mary Louise Parker

  27. Dee says:

    Winona Ryder.

  28. DS says:

    Mare Winningham

  29. Cynthia says:

    1st choice: Mary Steenburgen
    2nd choice: Kerri Russell

  30. Jodey says:

    Juliet Landau

  31. Don says:

    I have to agree w/ some of the others: Hilary Swank might flourish in this role-if she’s available and willing.

  32. Candace Cooke says:

    Palthrow………or Blanchett

  33. Jane Davis Shutt says:

    Jennifer Connelly

  34. Kathy B says:

    Dana Delany. Why not reunite :)
    Or perhaps Sigrid Thorton.

  35. Alice Searcy says:

    Harmony Smith

  36. Maryann Dacci says:

    Mary Steenburgen would be great for this part. She has a wistfulness that seems perfect for this part.

  37. tawmy says:

    Either Winona Ryder or Juliet Lewis would do justice to the role of Jean Clemens.

  38. tawmy says:

    Juliette Lewis as Jean with Donald Sutherland as Calvin -

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