Winger's natural style was most appealing in An Officer and a Gentleman and Terms of Endearment, earning her back-to-back Oscar nominations. Her third nomination came as C.S. Lewis's cancer-stricken American wife in Shadowlands (1993).
Winger's other roles, both comic and dramatic, include Cannery Row, Legal Eagles, The Sheltering Sky and Forget Paris. She took a break from studio films in the late 1990s, returning in 2003 for Radio. She also provided some of the vocals for the title character in E.T.: The Extraterrestrial.
Debra Winger and John Malkovich are Kit and Port Moresby, two American artists traveling through postwar Africa in this adaptation of Paul Bowles's novel. Having drifted apart, the couple seek to escape their alienation by exploring the unfamiliar -- but find much more than they bargained for. Director Bernardo Bertolucci and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro fabulously capture the forbidding beauty of the Saharan locations.