Winona Ryder is full of gratitude for Tim Burton after saying he kick-started her career.
The actress, who voices a character in the director's latest film Frankenweenie, believes that Tim saved her from giving up on acting.
She said: "There was no luring. He's just someone who is so special to me in so many ways and I do feel like I owe my career to him in a big way because of Beetlejuice."
She added: "I feel that him giving me that role was the biggest gift and it led to other stuff. I can't really imagine what would have happened otherwise - I probably would have ended up back in school, and maybe I wouldn't have pursued acting."
Winona has since starred in a series of landmark films, such as Edward Scissorhands, Little Women and Girl, Interrupted.
Frankenweenie is out in cinemas now.
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