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Lizards in Movies
The Tree of Life  (2011)
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This film by the great director Terrence Malick was nominated for Best Picture. It's about a family in Waco Texas in 1956. It follows the eldest son, Jack, from childhood into adulthood.

When Jack is a boy, we see him and his brother come into the house holding a Texas Alligator Lizard. They chase their mother around the house with it until she is trapped in the bathtub. She convinces the boy to drop the lizard. He puts it in the bathtub and they all run out of the house, mocking their authoritarian father.

The lizard is a real Texas Alligator Lizard.

Watch the lizard scene on YouTube