By  on July 26, 2007

Most actresses spend their days pounding the pavement looking for work, but not Juliette Lewis. Of late, she's been turning down roles so she can concentrate on her second career as a rock star — and despite any naysayers, it looks like she's succeeding. Lewis and her band, Juliette and the Licks, released their second album, "Four on the Floor," this week.

"If I'm committed to something, I'm not going to compromise it; it doesn't matter if Scorsese calls," says the 34-year-old, who hasn't filmed a movie in two years. (Her last on-screen appearance was in the 2006 romantic comedy "Catch and Release" opposite Jennifer Garner, and before that she'd taken roles in a few independent films). Presently, Lewis, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in 1991's "Cape Fear," doesn't have any movies lined up. It's a situation that would drive many a Hollywood thespian crazy, but not Lewis, who calmly says, "I'm not a filmmaker."

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