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Thora Birch, Ghost World

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Age 19 — Los Angeles native — Got her start in a Quaker Oats commercial — Credits include American Beauty, Clear and Present Danger, and Patriot Games.

ENID WILL GROW UP TO ”be a ghost…. If you were to ask her if she was an artist, she would probably tell you no, but she is.”

HARRISON FORD, KEVIN SPACEY, OR GHOST WORLD’S BOB BALABAN? The best movie dad is ”Harrison Ford, man. If you’re in trouble, he’s gonna come save the day.”

WORST PART ABOUT HAVING TO WEAR A BONDAGE MASK ”It was rubber and kind of clingy. The glasses were stabbing my head through the rubber. I felt like an eraserhead.”

SHE’S NOT ALWAYS GOING TO BE THE MISFIT TEEN ”I loved Reese Witherspoon’s character in Legally Blonde. I would have loved to play something like that, and want to in the future.”

FEELINGS ABOUT OATMEAL ”Pleasant but distant. One strong memory is receiving the only acting lesson I’ve gotten so far, from Wilford Brimley: When you’re in a scene with another actor, look them in the eye.”