and several other of her films, and has been dismissive of some of her co-stars and directors.
Commenting on her past attitudes, Winger said in 2009, "Most bad behavior comes from insecurity.
Even though I loved what I was doing, I didn't always know I could pull it off. But in my defense, I never fought about the size of my trailer or things like that; it was always about the work." When Barbara Walters interviewed Bette Davis in 1986, Davis said "I see a great deal of myself in Debra Winger." Winger was going to play Peggy Sue in Peggy Sue Got Married but was forced to back out just before production began when she injured her back in a bicycle accident.
The injury affected her ability to work for several months afterward.
Her other film roles include Urban Cowboy (1980), Legal Eagles (1986), Black Widow (1987), Betrayed (1988), Forget Paris (1995), and Rachel Getting Married (2008).
In 2012, she made her Broadway debut in the original production of the David Mamet play The Anarchist.
Other starring roles during this period included Legal Eagles, Made in Heaven, Everybody Wins, The Sheltering Sky, Leap of Faith, Black Widow, Betrayed, Wilder Napalm and A Dangerous Woman. It's like opening an interview with 'I hate interviews! The few I can think of, the actress was so perfect".
In 1996 she married actor/director Arliss Howard, whom she met on the set of the film Wilder Napalm.The producers had wanted her to appear more often, but she refused, fearing that the role would hurt her fledgling career.This was followed by a guest role in Season 4 of the TV drama Police Woman in 1978.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).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.