If you've seen & liked Stranger Than Paradise, then you probably remember Aunt Lotte (played by Cecillia Stark). The scenes with that character are very funny & also kind of sweet. In this Vue Weekly interview producer & filmmaker Jim Stark says that Aunt Lotte is played by his grandmother. Here is the relevant segment of the interview:
" VUE WEEKLY: Your film career begins with Jim Jarmusch’s early features. Did you guys know each other from Ohio?
JIM STARK: No, I was a corporate lawyer in New York and had met his girlfriend Sara Driver, who’s also a filmmaker. She approached me, and I got involved in Stranger Than Paradise, which starred my 86-year-old grandmother, among other people. She plays Aunt Lotte. Some people think she steals the movie."
Read the entire interview here.