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Born: August 12, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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From the 2500 would-be teen-temptresses that auditioned for the role, 15-year-old Malibu High School sophomore Dominique Swain was cast by director Adrian Lyne as his "Lolita" (1997). The film met with numerous controversies and was released only in Europe (no American distributor would touch the film because of its subject matter). Initial reviews for the fledgling actress were mixed with some feeling she was more bratty and less sensual than Sue Lyon in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 version while others praised her for bringing a contemporary edge to the role of a pre-teen manipulator. Her prior professional experience amounted to stunt double work on "The Good Son" (1993), but since playing the nymphet, Swain acted a part closer to herself, a typical high school girl, the daughter of Joan Allen and John Travolta, in John Woo's "Face/Off" (1997). She also completed filming "Girl" (lensed in 1997), starring opposite Summer Phoenix as a young woman who leaves the suburbs behind to fall in with Portland's underground rock scene searching for sex and true love.

From the 2500 would-be teen-temptresses that auditioned for the role, 15-year-old Malibu High School sophomore Dominique Swain was cast by director Adrian Lyne as his "Lolita" (1997). The film met with numerous controversies and was released only in Europe (no American distributor would touch the film because of its subject matter). Initial reviews for the fledgling actress were mixed with some feeling she was more bratty and less sensual than Sue Lyon in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 version while others praised her for bringing a contemporary edge to the role of a pre-teen manipulator. Her prior professional experience amounted to stunt double work on "The Good Son" (1993), but since playing the nymphet, Swain acted a part closer to herself, a typical high school girl, the daughter of Joan Allen and John Travolta, in John Woo's "Face/Off" (1997). She also completed filming "Girl" (lensed in 1997), starring opposite Summer Phoenix as a young woman who leaves the suburbs behind to fall in with Portland's underground rock scene searching for sex and true love.

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 Mourning, The (2015)
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 Embers (2015)
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 Skin Traffik (2015)
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 6 Ways to Die (2015)
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 Fatal Flip (2015)
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 Fatal Instinct (2014)
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1995:
Cast in title role of Adrian Lyne's "Lolita" (film released in Europe in 1997)
1997:
Played Jamie Archer, the daughter of John Travolta and Joan Allen, in John Woo's "Face/Off"
2000:
Starred in the satirical comedy "The Intern" about the shallow world of fashion magazines
2007:
Co-starred in "Alpha Dog," an independent feature about a real-life drug dealer; Nick Cassavetes wrote and directed
1993:
Worked as a stunt double on "The Good Son"
2004:
Co-starred in the CBS TV-movie "The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel"
1999:
Co-starred with Summer Phoenix in "Girl"
2002:
Played a a sorority girl in the dark comedy "Pumpkin"
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Education

Malibu High School: Malibu, California -

Notes

"I was really a failure at going through the motions of sex. My hips were moving, but I didn't know what I was doing. It didn't look realistic. They kept moving the camera back because I was just . . . terrible! But Adrian said it actually added to the scene, because Lolita wasn't supposed to be that experienced sexually." --Dominique Swain in MOVIELINE, June 1997

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companion:
Charlie Bambrook. Dating in 1998.

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sister:
Chelsea Swain. Actor. Born c. 1984.

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