RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
Since her stunning breakthrough in Urban Cowboy, DEBRA WINGER has long been acknowledged as one of the screen's finest actresses. Her roles in Shadowlands, An Officer and a Gentleman and Terms of Endearment all garnered Winger Academy Award nominations, as well as praise from critics and others.
She made her feature film debut in Thank God It's Friday, followed shortly by French Postcards. But it was her co-starring role with John Travolta in Urban Cowboy that brought her to the world's attention.
Winger went on to co-star with Nick Nolte in Cannery Row, and, working again with her long time friend and mentor James Bridges, in Mike's Murder before winning an Oscar nomination for her performance opposite Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman. Her second nomination came for her role in Terms of Endearment.
Ms. Winger's films of the 90's include Bernardo Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky; Paramount pictures Leap of Faith with Steve Martin; Castle Rock's Forget Paris with Billy Crystal; and Wilder Napalm with Arliss Howard and Dennis Quaid.
Winger received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in A Dangerous Woman, and her third Oscar nomination for her performance in Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins.
After a six year hiatus (1995-2001) spent appearing on stage at the American Repertory Theater, touring with Michael Tilson-Thomas and the New World Symphony, and a fellowship at Harvard University, she produced and co-starred in Big Bad Love which was written and
directed by Arliss Howard.
She was the subject of the 2003 documentary film Searching for Debra Winger which she followed with movie roles in Radio (2003), Eulogy
(2004), Dawn Anna (2005) and Sometimes in April for HBO films.
She continues to work as the U.S. Ambassador for Sight Savers International, an organization which works to prevent, cure, and provide aide for the visually impaired worldwide.
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