“The Iceman” cometh.
Oscar-nominated actors Winona Ryder and Michael Shannon are starring in the intense new crime thriller. Unlike classics such as “The Godfather” or “Goodfellas,” “The Iceman” takes a less glamorous look at the mafia.
The film is based on the true story of notorious hitman Richard Kuklinski (Shannon), a veteran hitman who was hired by several crime families to murder their rivals and informants. Kuklinski earned his “Iceman” nickname because he was viewed as cold-blooded, even by other hitmen. He also liked to freeze his victims so the cops couldn’t determine an accurate time of death. From 1964-1986, Kuklinski is estimated to have racked up more than 100 victims.
Ryder plays Kuklinski’s wife in the film, who was renamed Deborah for the story. The actress sat down for an interview with CBSNews.com to discuss her character, who claimed to have absolutely no knowledge of her husband’s nefarious deeds:
Winona Ryder and co-stars James Franco and Michael Shannon stepped out for a special screening of “The Iceman” in New York last night (April 29). Ryder looked cute and classic in a black Zac Posen dress, while leading man Michael Shannon and co-star James Franco suited-up for the event at the Chelsea Clearview Cinema, and for the Grey Goose after-party at NYC’s Soho House.
Check pictures in our gallery:
“I’ve loved making movies,” Winona Ryder said in Toronto late last year 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 turned 42 in October (though she still looks like she’s 30) — made her official debut in the 1986 high school drama “Lucas.” The small, well-received 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’ve just gone back to my school.”
Ryder also rightfully considers “Heathers” — released a year after “Beetlejuice” in 1989 — a pivotal moment in her early career.
“They didn’t want me for it,” she recalled. “I wasn’t pretty enough. I had to go a mall and get my makeup done, and then I just begged them and begged them. That was a kind of turning point because that was kind of the first movie where I’d played someone who was attractive. And then that led to a lot of films.”
Last night Winona attended a ‘The Iceman’ special screening in Los Angeles, looking beautiful in a retro-style red velvet dress. You can find pictures in our gallery, with a huge thanks to Nicole for sending some of them to us.
Winona attended last night the opening night of ‘Orphans’ at Broadway, and you will find some pictures in our gallery.
Huge thanks to Marica for sending in some of the pictures.
This week Winona attended a special screening of ‘Disconnect” in New York. We finally have some pics up in the gallery. So sorry for our late, and enjoy it!
The official site for “The Iceman” is now up, and can be reached at theiceman-movie.com, and with it also two new production stills has been released:
The nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards was just announced, and “Frankenweenie” got its one as “Animated Feature Film”!
Congratulations to Tim Burton for it, and also the whole cast and crew.
A video with the behind-the-scenes footage of The Killers video has been released, watch it below:
I added screen captures of this video, plus some HQ pics of Winona on set (thanks ChrisB as always):
Here is the “The Killers” video directed by Tim Burton and starred by Winona Ryder.