Winona Ryder

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

29th October, 1971

Occupation

Actor

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.61

Are Winona Ryder And Keanu Reeves Married? Exploring When Movies Got Way Too Real

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 August 2018

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Sometimes actors are not acting.

Sometimes acting on a movie gets way too real. Simulations can become real-life sitations - which can be both entertaining for the viewer and traumatic for the stars. Or just a big source of amusement for everyone involved. Winona Ryder recently confessed that she might genuinly be married to her 'Dracula' co-star Keanu Reeves.

Image caption Bram Stoker's Dracula

The pair wed as Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker in the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola movie 'Bram Stoker's Dracula', but Winona reckons there nuptials were valid because a real Romanian priest oversaw it at a Greek Orthodox church.

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Noah Schnapp and Winona Ryder attend Netflix's Stranger Things 2 Premiere held at Westwood Village Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 26th October 2017

Winona Ryder Says It Was "Overwhelming" To Find Fame Again

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 05 October 2017

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Ryder's career got a dramatic shot in the arm with the runaway success of Netflix's 'Stranger Things' last year.

Following her career revival that happened in the aftermath of cult Netflix smash hit ‘Stranger Things’, actress Winona Ryder has reflected on what it’s been like finding fame for the second time in her life.

The 45 year old actress originally became a teen sensation back in the late ‘80s, starring in a number of critically acclaimed films and Hollywood blockbusters, before a shoplifting arrest in 2001 put something of a spanner in the works. She’s starred in plenty of films subsequently, but her star had been on the wane until ‘Stranger Things’ seemed to revive her career overnight.

In a new interview with Marie Claire, ahead of the return of ‘Stranger Things’ to our screens at the end of October, Ryder has reflected on her unusual career arc – or the ‘Winonaissance’.

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Stranger Things Series 2 Release Confirmed And What We Know So Far

By John Tindale in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11 July 2017

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Stranger Things Is Back And Looking Better Than Ever

The anticipation has been growing, but we finally have confirmation of when Stranger Things will return to our screens. The hit Netflix series has been confirmed for an October 27th release via a poster showing our four main boys looking at an ominous red storm that's forming over the small town of Hawkins, Indiana.

Image caption What happens to Will in 'Stranger Things' season two?

The cast and creators of 'Stranger Things' showed up to Netflix's FYSee Space to speak about the hugely anticipated second season, which comes to screens this Fall. We already know to expect the return of Millie Bobby Brown's character Eleven, as well as a host of new characters, and they've insisted that this new season will be 'scarier', 'darker and more eerie'.

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First Look At Dustin And Will's New Friend In 'Stranger Things' Season 2

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 February 2017

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Eleven is nowhere to be seen.

New teasers for season 2 of 'Stranger Things' have arrived in the form of five first-look stills from the series featuring all your favourite characters with one notable exception. The Dungeons & Dragons playing foursome is back together, and Nancy and Jonathan are still bosom friends. So where is Eleven?

Image caption The cast of 'Stranger Things' return as Ghostbusters

It looks like the producers of the 80s-style sci-fi show is trying to keep the fate of Millie Bobby Brown's star character a mystery as much as possible, despite it already being known that she will in fact be making a return. Meanwhile, we can see what the other kids are up to a year on from their battle with the demogorgon.

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Winona Ryder and Matthew Modine in the press room at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Expo Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

Wi - The SAG Awards 2017 Pressroom at The SAG Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 30th January 2017

Winona Ryder, winner of the Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series award for 'Stranger Things' at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

Winona Ryder seen on the red carpet at the 74th Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

Edward Scissorhands - Clips

Edward Scissorhands is no ordinary boy, as his name may tell. Created by a genius inventor who passed away before his subject was completed, he seems doomed to a life of solitude in a dilapidated castle. That is until the local Avon lady named Peg Boggs calls round and willingly takes the poor boy under her wing. Integrating him into civilised society isn't easy, however. While many neighbours are deeply accepting and impressed by his ability to cut hair and trim hedges, others see him as a danger with his bladed fingers that could easily cause some damage. Peg's daughter Kim is a little uneasy, despite how immediately taken Edward is of her, and her friends recognise this weakness and aim to exploit it to their advantage. Predictably, Edward's mistakes get him into a lot of trouble and he soon finds that the novelty of his presence is wearing thin.

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Our Favourite Pictures From The Sundance Film Festival 30th Anniversary [Photos]

By Stephen Caswell in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 January 2015

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Happy 30th Birthday to The Sundance Film Festival! A whole host of stars and celebrities flocked to have their pictures taken at Sundance.

The Sundance Film Festival is currently in full swing, having begun on 22nd January, and wrapping up on 1st February. This year, something particularly special is in the air at Salt Lake City, as the festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. That's right, the Sundance Film Festival has been running for 30 years! Starting out back in 1985, Sundance screened 86 films with the help of 13 staff members. Last year, the festival showcased 186 films of 12,218 that were submitted. That sort of growth has helped Sundance become one of the biggest independent film festivals in, not only North America, by the world.


Kevin Bacon at The Sundance Film Festival, 2015 (Credit: Larry Busacca - Getty Images)

This year, 54 first-time filmmakers are having their films premiered at the festival, but there are plenty of well-known faces there, as well, as 200 films are being shown this year for the monumental anniversary. For the 12th year running, The Village at the Lift has been set up in Park City with a café, restaurant, nightclub and photo studio. And this photo studio has seen a host of celebrities for the festival flocking in to pose for pictures in promotion for their various films, taken by Larry Busacca.

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Scarlett Johansson To Star In 8-Part Drama Adaptation Of Edith Wharton's 'The Custom Of Country'

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 October 2014

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Scarlett Johansson will be starring and producing in a television adaptation of Edith Wharton's 'The Custom of Country'. It will be Johansson's first major television role.

Scarlett Johansson is making the jump from the big screen screen to the small when she stars in an adaptation of novelist Edith Wharton's The Custom of Country.


Scarlett Johansson will star in The Custom Of Country.

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Michael Keaton May Reprise His Role As The Eponymous Bio-Exorcist In 'Beetlejuice 2'

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15 February 2014

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Michael Keaton has revealed he had been in contact with Tim Burton about reprising his role as Beetlejuice in the sequel to the 1988 comedy.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle... For fans of the 1988 comedy, repeating the name of the mischievous bio-exorcist three times is not something one should take lightly. Especially if you're dead! Although Beetlejuice has been banished to the waiting room of death, he may be heading back to earth as Michael Keaton has revealed he is in contact with Tim Burton, the original film's director.

Keaton starred as Beetlejuice in the 1988 supernatural comedy, centred on a deceased couple who attempt to regain possession of their house once a living family move in. Geena Davies and Alec Baldwin play the ghostly couple who request Beetlejuice's help and after a number of complications, including Beetlejuice's attempted elopement with the family's daughter (Winona Ryder), successfully regain control of their home. Ryder is also rumoured to be reprising her role.

Keaton, speaking to MTV, discussed the possibility of a second film at the Robocop junket in Los Angeles on Thursday (13th February). Although rumours of a sequel have been circulating since 2012 when it was revealed Seth Grahame-Smith was working on a script for Beetlejuice 2, Keaton has not mentioned the possibility of his involvement before. In the interview he said "I've e-mailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff. I always said that's the one thing I'd like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another."

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Homefront Review

By Rich Cline

OK

With a powerhouse cast and an anaemic script, this violent revenge thriller never quite gets off the ground. It's watchable for the character detail, but resolutely refuses to make any logical sense as it charges through its corny plot. Fortunately the slick filmmaking and charismatic acting hold our attention, adding a hint of sophistication to the bluntly brutal story.

It's set in the Louisiana bayou, where former undercover agent Phil (Statham) is trying to have a quiet life with his young daughter (Vidovic). But the locals are wary of outsiders, and a schoolyard confrontation escalates into a feud between Phil and a resentful woman (Bosworth) who calls her gangster brother Gator (Franco) for help in getting even. Gator quickly discovers Phil's past, then enlists his trashy pal Sheryl (Ryder) to contact Phil's old enemies. But as these ruthless thugs descend on the bayou, they fail to take into consideration the fact that Phil has nearly super-human fighting skills.

There's plenty of possibility in this rather tired premise, but Stallone's boneheaded script never bothers to make things believable, skipping over key details and indulging in trite coincidences. Fleder manages to obscure this with his fluid, pacey direction, and the cast is unusually good for such a simplistic thriller. The charismatic Statham doesn't stretch himself much, occasionally attempting a bit of real acting in the father-daughter scenes (his romance with LeFevre's teacher is never developed). Bosworth and Ryder add some unpredictable edges to their stereotypical roles. And it's Franco who steals the film as an unusually thoughtful redneck thug. Although his moral quandary doesn't put off any of the nastiness.

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