piatok 16. mája 2008


Winona Ryder was born Winona Horowitz and named after her the town in which she was born, Winona Minnesota. She grew up in a ranch commune in Northern California where there was no electricity. She is the Goddaughter of Timothy Leary and her parents were friends of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and once edited a book called "Shaman Woman Mainline Lady" an anthology of writings on the drug experience in literature - this included one piece by Louisa May Alcott. Winona Ryder was later to star as Jo in this author's Little Women (1994). She moved with her parents to Petaluma (near San Francisco) when she was ten and enrolled in acting classes at the American Conservatory Theater. At 13 she had a video audition to the film Desert Bloom (1986), but didn't get the part. Director David Seltzer, however, spotted her and cast her in Lucas (1986). When telephoned to ask how she'd like to have her name appear on the credits, she suggested Ryder as her father's Mitch Ryder album was playing the background. Ryder was selected for the part of Mary Corleone in The Godfather: Part III (1990), but had to drop out of the role after catching the flu from the strain of doing the films Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) and Mermaids (1990) back to back. She said she didn't want to let everyone down by doing a substandard performance. She later made The Age of Innocence (1993) which was directed by Martin Scorsese, who she believes to be "the best director in the world".

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York is a 2000 romance/drama movie directed by Joan Chen and starring Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, and Anthony LaPaglia.

The movie focuses on Will Keane (Gere), a 48-year old restaurant owner who falls in love with Charlotte Fielding (Ryder), a sweet, but terminally ill young woman.

Ryder and Gere were nominated for a Razzie in 2000, for "Worst Onscreen Couple


Sex and Death 101 (2007)
The Ten (2007)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
The Darwin Awards (2006)
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
The Day My God Died (TV, narrator) (2003)
Mr Deeds (2002)
Simone (2002)
Saturday Night Live (TV series, one episode, as host) (2002)
Friends (TV series, one episode) (2001)
Strangers With Candy (TV series, one episode) (2000)
Lost Souls (2000)
Autumn In New York (2000)
Girl, Interrupted (2000)
Being John Malkovich (as herself) (1999)
Celebrity (1998)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
The Crucible (1996)
Looking For Richard (1996)
Boys (1995)