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. Rich says:

    Maggie Gyllenhaal

  2. Kirsti says:

    Shiri Appleby

  3. Kirsti says:

    I see somebody suggested Keira Knightly for MBE, but she would be more suitable for Jean or one of hte other younger roles

  4. Charlotte Gainsbourg

  5. Eva says:

    Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mary-Louise Parker – its the Mary team!

  6. Mike Hughes says:

    Zooey Deschanel

  7. Kit Fuchs says:

    What about Lisa Kudrow?

  8. Daniel says:

    Amy Adams would be perfect.

  9. L.. says:

    oddly enough there is a resemblence to cameron diaz.with the dark hair ya that would work. and cameron could pull it off it might get her into the oscars.

  10. Lynne says:

    How about Winona Ryder?

  11. Angela says:

    I’ve read over the character description and though this seems like a role that may not have a lot of face time, I still might suggest Sandra Bullock based on the southern accent, her ability to play to play “the joy and madness of her father, but inside a frail female body.”

    Just a thought.

  12. Simone W. Montgomery says:

    Audrey Tauto has the strength of character and personal comedic temperment of Sam Clemens, within a “frail” exterior.

  13. Ramona Schroeder says:

    Lindsy Lohan

  14. adrienne says:

    Laura Flynn Boyle

  15. George says:

    Holly Hunter

  16. Amanda says:

    Julie Hagerty, Courteney Cox-Arquette or Alyson Hannigan

  17. Heidi says:

    Anne Hathaway? She’s such a talented actor, she might be skilled enough to pull off the character’s complexity.

  18. Marianne says:

    Keira Knightley would be an excellent choice.

  19. christi says:

    complete unknown, but very aware of Christian Science, and has a grandson with special needs

  20. Sandra Bullock exhibits great joy and, I think, is an actress that can switch from being a strong character (as she has played many times) to a frail bodied person with strong inner vibes.

  21. angie says:

    Winona Ryder

  22. Cam says:

    Dakota Fanning would be superb as Jean Twain.

  23. Julia Roberts would be wonderful for this role.

  24. Karisma Wintak says:

    Natalie Portman

  25. jan says:

    From the description, I think the character is older that most of the actresses mentioned already. Ally Sheedy has my vote

  26. Tim Drysdale says:

    Rachel McAdams is very good, i also like Anne Hathaway

  27. Wendy Ciarci says:

    My vote is for Darcy Champagne. An actress in NYC with the troupe, ‘Working Man’s Clothes’, the title from Emerson I believe. She can play anything and she is a native New Englander.

  28. Michelle Guy says:

    I think Liv Tyler would be perfect for this role.

  29. Tami says:

    Julia Ormond or Anne Hathaway (the latter based on her total transformation from her previous “type casting” in Rachel Getting Married)

  30. Chermai says:

    Is Mary Steenburgen (sp?) too old?

  31. Tina says:

    Renee Zellweger

  32. Susan Trumble says:

    Winona Ryder

  33. Jeff Ali says:

    I would recommend Georgia Reed for the role of Jean Clemmens

  34. andy weber says:

    Hallie Foote would be great

  35. andy weber says:

    Hallie Foote

  36. elise martin says:

    winnona ryder would be excellent for this role.

  37. Jen says:

    I would think someone like Hilary Swank. She’s such a good actress. It looks like this person is older, but Hilary could pull it off. Second choice, Natalie Portman as stated above.

  38. April Dawn says:

    How about Val’ daughter? I’ll just bet she can act, plus, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch because she could actually play his daughter in the film.
    I’m rooting for her!

  39. Jean says:

    Naomi watts…she is an amazing actress and she can look frail..perhaps too pretty though

  40. Jean says:

    Someone mentioned Amy Adams and I agree!

  41. Teresa Tromp says:

    Jean Clemens was 29 years old when she passed away. She must have looked frail.
    Bryce Howard was very frail looking in the movie The Village, where she played a young, blind girl.
    Bryce Howard is my suggestion.

  42. Alicia says:

    Juliette Lewis would be brilliant for the role.

  43. Walterhorton says:

    I see Claire Danes.

  44. Christopher Peckham says:

    My Jean Clemens readings would go to :
    Eva Green,
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, and
    Bryce Dallas Howard

  45. Michelle says:

    Helen Hunt

  46. Kim says:

    Helena Bonham Carter would be great in this role she does unbalanced and fragile very well

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