Dern's biggest costars were the dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park." When asked by Tracy Smith why the indie queen chose to do a big-budget sci-fi blockbuster, Dern replied, "Steven Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Steven Spielberg.
"And to this day, it brings so much joy to so many children. Then you become a mom and, like, one day they realize you're in a dinosaur movie, and that's kind of cool, too. Because they ain't seeing the David Lynch movies - just throwing that out there! - 'til probably they're 30. So at least I have a movie they can see."