Debra Winger

American actor Debra Winger

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Birthday
16 May 1955
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Debra Winger And Tracy Letts Make Candid And Delightful 'Lovers'
Huffington Post - 10 months
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WATCH: Debra Winger on how 'An Officer and a Gentleman' was almost never released
ABC News - 10 months
The legendary actress stopped by ABC's "Good Morning America" to discuss her new role in "The Lovers."
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Debra Winger and Tracy Letts on their chemistry in 'The Lovers' and, reluctantly, on Hollywood and women
LATimes - 10 months
At this point, any movie starring Debra Winger is worth our attention. Since taking a break from Hollywood for six years at the height of her fame in the mid-’90s, the three-time Oscar nominee has maintained a mystique as the One Who Walked Away. Which overlooks the fact that since returning to...
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Review: Can Cheating Save a Marriage? Ask ‘The Lovers’
NYTimes - 10 months
Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a couple whose passions for each other have reignited, to the chagrin of their lovers.
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Film Trailer: 'The Lovers'
Wall Street Journal - 10 months
Watch the film trailer for "The Lovers," starring Debra Winger, Aidan Gillen, and Tracy Letts. Photo: A24 Films
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6 Ways To Get Off A Commitment-Phobe's Merry-Go-Round
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If you've dated a commitment-phobic man you might be very familiar with his Pursue/Panic Syndrome: He wants you. You give in. Then he doesn't want you. It hurts. You find the strength to walk away. He wants you. You give in. Then he doesn't want you. Rinse and repeat If you're anything like I was, you may've had the confounding experience of finally getting the strength to stay away from your commitment-phobic guy for good ... ... only to have him come back on hands and knees, swearing that he really really loves you and he's really really changed this time! If you believe him, the Pursue/Panic cycle can start all over again. Why does he do this? In their seminal book, Men Who Can't Love, Julia Sokol and Steven Carter write this: "Often all the commitment-phobic needs to alleviate his anxiety is distance. The relationship is over, so he is no longer frightened. Thus, the feelings he has for you are free to surface in this non-threatening...
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Newcomer Talitha Bateman Shines in "So B. It" Movie -- a Heartbreaking Story that Will Leave You Smiling
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Talitha Bateman. Tuck that name away in your memory palace. The teenage actor gives a brave, eye-opening performance in So B. It, a poignantly sweet yet funny movie, a tale about love, loss, and reconnecting with what matters most in life -- family and being authentic. Bateman, who was 13 at the time of filming, is a dynamo, and her acting in one money shot when she falls apart bawling from the very depths of her soul will break anyone's hardened heart. So B. It, which is based on author Sarah Weeks' book, premieres at the LA Film Festival on June 7. It's directed by illustrious Stephen Gyllenhaal, and has a sterling veteran cast of performers including Alfre Woodard, John Heard and Cloris Leachman, as well as Jessica Collins, Jacinda Barrett and Dash Mihok. It's a great talent mix that was brought together by casting director Richard Hicks (Zero Dark Thirty, Gravity) to work on the type of "wonderful movie script that doesn't get made much anymore," suggests producer J. T...
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'The Ranch' is an old-fashioned sitcom, but Sam Elliott and Debra Winger make it worth watching
LATimes - almost 2 years
Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, who co-starred in "That '70s Show" in the Clinton and Bush (2) administrations, have wrangled themselves a new situation comedy. It's called "The Ranch," and like their previous situation comedies, including Kutcher's four seasons on "Two and a Half Men" and...
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Netflix Just Announced The Premiere Dates For All Your Faves
Huffington Post - about 2 years
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 2 years
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own P...
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'Boychoir' a one-note take on youths' music competition
LATimes - almost 3 years
An illegitimate child of an alcoholic mother and an absentee father preoccupied with his preexisting family, prepubescent Stet (Garrett Wareing) routinely acts out and lands in either detention or the principal's office. Even so, Ms. Steel (Debra Winger) recognizes his musical gift and eagerly...
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Dreaming of Debra Winger
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Much of the first half of Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married (2008) seems to concern itself with the sibling rivalry between the Rachel of the title (Rosemarie DeWitt) and the dissonant Kym (Anne Hathaway). But there is a taut subtext. It turns out we are all awaiting the arrival of their mother at the rehearsal dinner. And when she does turn up in all her chilly grace, it takes a while for us to register -- because perhaps the last time we saw her on screen was in Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky -- that this fascinating, aloof creature is played
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Debra Winger, Robert Stickgold Reveal How To Recall Your Dreams (VIDEO)
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Our dreams could provide insight into our minds and uncover partsof our conscious we didn't even know were in play -- but whathappens if you don't remember them once you open your eyes? The keyto remembering your dreams may lie in how you approach your wakingstate. Robert Stickgold, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist anddream specialist, tells actor Debra Winger that our brains onlyhave a few moments to capture those illusive images we generate inour sleep. Anything that immediately engages our senses -- whetherit's an alarm clock or a nudge from our partners
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Those Dutch painters were ahead of their times
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
The Awards Dinner of the Global Philanthropy Forum of the World Affairs Council honored Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Thursday night "for leveraging private enterprise to achieve positive social change." Costolo, whose corporate efforts were pretty well honored with heaps of dough when the company went public a few weeks ago, proved - in conversation with World Affairs Council President Jane Wales - to be quick-witted and jolly. Costolo also rather hilariously described taking the subway from Wall Street uptown to Twitter's Manhattan offices on the day of the IPO, when he was recognized by an amazed commuter looking at his picture while reading the news on his iPhone. Vivienne, moved by the plight of enslaved child workers, had set up a lemonade stand to raise funds to fight child slavery, and then tweeted about it. The Chronicle hosted a party Thursday night in the gallery at Modernism West/Foreign Cinema for its Click City serial writer Heather Stallings. The San Francisco Sympho...
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The Need for Talk Radio Beyond Table Talk
Huffington Post - over 4 years
As a long-time writer, but a much more recent radio talk show host, I have found that there are simply some things that are spontaneously said aloud that, if given more time, would not only never have been said, but certainly never written down. So it comes as no surprise that Robin Morgan, who has spent a lifetime dedicated to social justice for women and is a poet and author of over 20 books, has witnessed much the same as host of her own weekly radio show, 'Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan' (www.wmclive.com). "If I had to define myself in a word, it would be poet," Robin says, "and poetry is about distillation -- but on the show listeners hear me, and my guests, in relaxed, intimate prose, a 'liberated space' where we talk about all those subjects your parents called unfit for the dinner table, including sex, religion and politics!" And that is the major part of the show's appeal to the famous, and soon-to-be famous, guests whose words would otherwise be more closely s...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Debra Winger
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 60
    She also stars opposite Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher in the 2016 Netflix multi-cam comedy The Ranch (TV series).
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 57
    Her latest acting project is a starring role in the upcoming film In the Woods, the first installment of Jennifer Elster's multimedia, experimental film series The Being Experience, planned for multi-platform release in 2013 and 2014, also including: Terrence Howard, Dave Matthews, Rufus Wainwright, Karen Black, Will Shortz, Liya Kebede, Questlove, Famke Janssen, Moby, Gale Harold, Paz de la Huerta, Jorgen Leth, Rosie Perez, Aubrey de Grey, and Alan Cumming.
  • 2012
    Age 56
    She was also the executive producer of the 2012 documentary Bel Borba Aqui about the life and works of Brazilian graphic artist Bel Borba.
    In 2012, she made her Broadway debut in the original production of the David Mamet play The Anarchist.
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  • 2010
    Age 54
    In 2010 Debra Winger was co-executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Gasland.
  • 2009
    Age 53
    As 2009 president of the Zurich Film Festival jury, Winger joined other members of the Hollywood film community to speak out against the arrest and prosecution of director Roman Polanski who was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in the 1970s, criticizing Switzerland's government for "philistine collusion" in arresting him so many years later, as he was en route to attend the Zurich festival.
  • 2008
    Age 52
    She has shown her support for reconciliation between Arabs and Jews in Israel by visiting the bilingual Hand in Hand schools (Galilee Jewish-Arab School, Gesher al HaWadi School) where, in 2008, she stated she would "dedicate the next bit of my life to these schools".
    During her hiatus from the film industry, Winger spent a semester as a teaching fellow at Harvard University. In 2008 Winger wrote a book based on her personal recollections titled Undiscovered.
  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 49
    She earned an Emmy Award nomination for her title role in the television film Dawn Anna in 2005, directed by Arliss Howard.
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  • 2001
    Age 45
    In 2001 a critically acclaimed documentary film titled Searching for Debra Winger was made by Rosanna Arquette and released in 2002 after Winger returned to film acting.
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  • 1999
    Age 43
    During her film hiatus, Winger had the female lead in the American Repertory Theater's production of Anton Chekhov's play Ivanov from November 1999 to January 2000.
  • 1996
    Age 40
    In 1996 she married actor/director Arliss Howard, whom she met on the set of the film Wilder Napalm.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 39
    After making Forget Paris in 1995 she was absent from the screen for six years before returning in 2001 with Big Bad Love, written and directed by her husband, Arliss Howard, and also marking Winger's debut as a producer.
    In 1995 Winger decided to take a hiatus from acting.
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  • 1986
    Age 30
    From 1986 to 1990 she was married to actor Timothy Hutton with whom she had a son, Noah Hutton, a documentary filmmaker born in 1987.
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    When Barbara Walters interviewed Bette Davis in 1986, Davis said "I see a great deal of myself in Debra Winger."
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 27
    From 1983 to 1985 Winger dated Bob Kerrey, at the time the Governor of Nebraska, whom she met while filming Terms of Endearment in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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  • 1982
    Age 26
    Her voice was used (along with others) for the main character of the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
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    In 1982 she co-starred with Nick Nolte in Cannery Row and with Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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  • 1980
    Age 24
    Winger's three-year relationship with actor Andrew Rubin ended in 1980.
    Her first starring role was in Thank God It's Friday, followed by her performance in Urban Cowboy in 1980 with John Travolta, for which she received a BAFTA nomination and a pair of Golden Globe nominations (for Best Performance by an Actress and Best New Star).
  • 1976
    Age 20
    Winger's first acting role was as "Debbie" in the 1976 sexploitation film Slumber Party '57.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1955.
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