13 September 2012 8:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"I’ve loved making movies," Winona Ryder said in Toronto earlier this week when reflecting back on her 26-year career. "I feel like I’ve been so lucky because I’ve gotten to be in movies that are some of my favorites, regardless of my being in them -- like 'Heathers.'" Ryder -- who turns 41 in October (though she still could easily pass for 30) -- made her official debut in the 1986 high school drama "Lucas." The small, well-recieved role helped lead to a duo of late 1980s leads -- as Lydia in "Beetlejuice" and as Veronica in "Heathers" -- that propelled her to become an icon of her generation. "I was very lucky because Tim Burton really gave me a career," she said. "I don’t think Hollywood would’ve known what to do with me. If I hadn’t done 'Beetlejuice,' I think I would »


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