What has happened to Winona Ryder?
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Craig, December 2010.
She was one of the coolest actors of the eighties. She has a long list of acclaimed films. Then after her light-fingered shop-lifting arrest her career plummeted. She still remains a cult figure with stints on Saturday Night Live, various appearances in indie flicks…but her once mainstream blossoming career has hit the skids. Her choice of roles is dubious to say the least, and in some ways I don’t think she’s really taking herself seriously anymore (having sex with a ventriloquists dummy in The Ten for example). Where’s that knowingly off-centre charm we saw in Beatlejuice or Heathers? Or the award winning talent from Little Women and Age Of Innocence? To be truly honest the last decent film she made was Girl, Interrupted….and that was in 1999.
I hope her forthcoming appearance in the new big-budget Star Trek movie makes everyone sit up and remember just how relevant this hollywood beauty used to be – and playing the human mother of Spock is no basic cameo either. In the mean time, she’s keeping herself in the public eye, and for better reasons than getting arrested. A recent Skin Cancer ad campaign has her appearing naked for the first time. Can’t argue with that.