Winona Ryder Reveals Anti-Semitic Run-In With Mel Gibson

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30:  Actress Winona Ryder  arrives at the Premiere Of Paramount's "Star Trek" on April 30, 2009 at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California.

Years before Mel Gibson ranted that "Jews were responsible for all the wars in the world" during his 2006 DUI arrest, the actor-director revealed his anti-Semitic side to Winona Ryder at a Hollywood party.

The actress, who is Jewish, tells GQ that Gibson made a disparaging remark to her face about her religion at a mid-'90s gathering, "He was really drunk. Somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment."

A friend accompanying Ryder to the party was also targeted by Gibson. Ryder said, "I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. I was like, 'He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic.' No one believed me!"

Ryder received two SAG Award nominations Thursday: outstanding lead actress for the TV movie When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story and a best ensemble nom as part of the Black Swan cast.

Gibson will be back in theaters in March in the Jodie Foster-directed film The Beaver.