Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Why Hollywood simply won’t let Winona Ryder grow up

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, thanks to a string of off-kilter films like Beetlejuice, Heathers, and Edward Scissorhands, Winona Ryder became America’s unlikely sweetheart: dark, waifish, quirky, intellectual, and somehow eternally innocent yet wise beyond her years. At 44, Ryder is still active in television and film, but in the minds of many fans and movie executives, the actress is still associated with her beguiling adolescent image. This is the dilemma at the heart of “Winona, Forever,” a thoughtful and sympathetic career respective by writer Soraya Roberts at Hazlitt. The title of the article refers to a tattoo once sported by actor Johnny Depp, Ryder’s boyfriend of two years and, in many ways, her male equivalent in the movie business. The article points out that Depp was an alternative to Tom Cruise, just as Ryder was an alternative to Molly Ringwald. So why has Johnny Depp …

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