Happy Birthday: Winona Ryder

winonaryder.jpgWinona Ryder

Born: October 29, 1971 in Winona, Minnesota, USA

There were times where people might have seen me and said, “Wow, she’s so lucky.” But I was depressed, I was going through something. That time I went through led me to make Girl, Interrupted (1999). Most girls go through that at around that age – 20, 21. It’s much more common than we think, which is why I wanted to make that movie. It worked in the sense that I still have girls come up to me and say that it really helped them, and that was nice to hear.
In my first apartment in LA, Jodie Foster lived upstairs, and we’d do laundry together. She’s so smart. She told me to resist doing things that other people say you should do. Don’t be ‘strategic’! I was up for this movie, Mobsters (1991), and everyone said I should do it. But Jodie said, ‘You have to feel very connected to something before you do it.’ So I turned it down. And it was a flop.

BEETLE JUICEBeetle Juice
1988
dir. Tim Burton
starring
Alec Baldwin
Geena Davis
Michael Keaton
HEATHERSHeathers
1988
dir. Michael Lehmann
Starring
Winona Ryder
Christian Slater
Shannen Doherty
EDWARD SCISSORHANDSEdward Scissorhands
1990
dir. Burton
Starring
Johnny Depp
Ryder
NIGHT ON EARTHNight on Earth
1991
dir. Jim Jarmusch
Cast
Gena Rowlands
Winona Ryder
DRACULADracula
1992
dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Starring
Ryder
Gary Oldman
Anthony Hopkins
Star TrekStar Trek
2009
Directed by
JJ Abrams
Starring
Chris Pine
Zachary Quinto
THE INFORMERS Movie PosterThe Informers
2009
dir. Gregor Jordan
Starring
Billy Bob Thornton
Mickey Rourke
Kim Basinger
BLACK SWANBlack Swan
dir. Darren Aronofsky
Stars:
Natalie Portman
Mila Kunis
MOVIE POSTERFRANKENWEENIE
dir. Tim Burton
Stars:
Winona Ryder
Catherine O’Hara
MOVIE POSTERCELEBRITY
1998
dir. Woody Allen
Stars:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Kenneth Branagh

 

LOOKING FOR RICHARD
1996
dir. Al Pacino
Starring:
Al Pacino
Alec Baldwin
The DilemmaThe Dilemma
dir. Ron Howard
Stars:
Vince Vaughn
Kevin James
MOVIE POSTERA SCANNER DARKLY
2006
dir. Richard Linklater
Stars:
Keanu Reeves
Winona Ryder

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