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Woody Harrelson (born Woodrow Tracy Harrelson, 23.7.1961)

Woody Harrelson is an American actor. He rose to fame with his role in the US sitcom Cheers, playing the role of Woody Boyd. After the demise of Cheers, Woody Harrelson launched a successful film-acting career.

Woody Harrelson: Childhood

Woody Harrelson was born to Diane and Charles Harrelson in Midland, Texas. His parents divorced in 1964. In 1979, Harrelson's father was convicted of murder, after taking on the contract killing of a Federal Judge in San Antonio.

Woody grew up with his mother in Lebanon, Ohio, where he attended Lebanon High School. At the same time, he worked as a wood-carver at the Kings Island amusement park.

Woody Harrelson went on to attain a BA in Theatre Arts and English at Hanover College, Indiana.

Woody Harrelson: Acting Career

Woody Harrelson joined the cast of Cheers in 1985 and remained on the show for eight seasons. Other stars in the show included Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman. After Cheers ended, Woody Harrelson reprised his role of Woody Boyd in the spin-off series Frasier which starred Kelsey Grammar and David Hyde Pierce.

In 2001, Woody Harrelson played the role of Grace's new boyfriend in another popular US sitcom, Will and Grace.

Harrelson's first move on to the big screen came in 1986, when he appeared in Wildcats with Goldie Hawn. He then starred in the hugely successful comedy White Men Can't Jump, with Wesley Snipes. He reunited with Snipes in 1995's Money Train, which failed to attract the audience of White Men Can't Jump.

1993 saw Woody Harrelson appearing in the acclaimed drama Indecent Proposal, with Demi Moore and Robert Redford. Following on from the success of the film, Harrelson started to get offered far more substantial film roles, such as the role of Mickey Knox in Oliver Stone's controversial Natural Born Killers, alongside Juliette Lewis and Robert Downey Jr.

In 1996, Harrelson starred alongside Anne Bancroft and Jon Seda in Sunchaser. That year, he also featured in Kingpin, with Randy Quaid and Vanessa Angel.

A pivotal moment in Woody Harrelson's film career came when he was cast in the role of Larry Flynt in Milos Forman's The People Vs. Larry Flynt, The highly acclaimed film had Courtney Love playing the role of Althea Flynt, Harrelson's on-screen wife. This opened the door to more serious roles for Woody Harrelson, who went on to appear on films such as 1997's Welcome to Sarajevo and Wag the Dog. The following year, he landed roles in The Thin Red Line with Sean Penn and Adrien Brody and Palmetto, with Elisabeth Shue and Chloe Sevigny.

Taking a break from movies, Woody Harrelson returned to the silver screen in 2003, when he played the role of a security guard in the comedy Anger Management, which co-starred Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler.

In 2006, Woody Harrelson featured in A Scanner Darkly, a partly animated feature that also starred Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Robert Downey Jr.

Woody Harrelson played a small but significant role in the highly acclaimed No Country For Old Men. The film was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starred Kelly Macdonald, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones.

Harrelson then returned to comedy, with an appearance in the basketball farce Semi-Pro, with Will Ferrell, followed by the zombie-comedy Zombieland, with Jese Eisenberg and Emma Stone.

In 2009, Woody Harrelson was nominated for a number of awards for his stellar performance in The Messenger, in which he worked alongside Ben Foster and Jena Malone.

Woody Harrelson: Personal Life

Woody Harrelson married Nancy Simon in 1985. Their original intention had been to divorce the next day. However, when the marriage / divorce parlour they had visited was closed the following day, they eventually remained married for 10 months.

In 2008, Harrelson married his girlfriend of over 20 years, Laura Louie, with whom he has three daughters.



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The Glass Castle Trailer


Jeanette Walls is raised with the idea that city life is not something to be desired. Her parents put themselves across to her and her siblings Lori, Brian and Maureen as adventurous travellers who believe that they don't need a proper education or a house with all the usual amenities - all they need is the open road and the stars. The reality is that her father Rex is an alcoholic and her mother Rose Mary is a failed artist and occasional teacher. They are constantly uprooting the kids and moving them around as they escape the FBI and their mounting debts, compromising their future as they disrupt their schooling. Eventually Jeannette and the others escape their parents for a life the complete opposite of what they grew up with, and have to find it within themelves to forgive them and show them that they are truly happy.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Trailer


Somebody messed with the wrong mother when they murdered her daughter Angela Hayes (Kathryn Newton). Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) will stop at nothing to make sure that her child's killer is caught and after several months of still no arrests, she decides to take drastic action. She forks out for three enormous billboards to go up in her Missouri town with a message to the highly respected Police Sheriff Bill Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). An embarrassed Willoughby visits her to encourage her to take the billboards down, but she's standing firm and will certainly not be intimidated by police involvement - or, indeed, anyone who dares complain about them. She assaults her dentist with his own drill after discovering that he made a complaint and attacks two local high school kids who try to mock her. Even the local vicar is trying to appeal to her sanity at this point, but when she torches the local police station, it becomes clear that she's quickly becoming way out of control.

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Woody Harrelson Reveals Details Of His 'Han Solo' Character


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Details of plot points and character arcs for upcoming Star Wars projects are more closely guarded than most heads of state at this moment in time, but actor Woody Harrelson was able to release a sliver of information on the character he’s going to play in the forthcoming Han Solo movie.

The 55 year old star is travelling to London in the next few weeks to film his part in the project, currently untitled and with a vaunted release date for 2018. However, he stopped by Wednesday night’s edition of ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ to reveal some tiny details of the identity of his character and what he might be involved in.

Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson will play a character called 'Beckett' in the Han Solo movie

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There's Only One Person Laura Dern Loves More Than Woody Harrelson


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At the Sundance Film Festival premiere of her latest film Wilson, in which she stars opposite Woody Harrelson in a drama about broken families, Laura Dern spoke about the “amazing” time she had on set – not just him, but his wife too!

“I mean, we worship each other! In every single way! I love him so much, I really had the most amazing time,” she said exclusively to us. “As I said to him – there’s only one person on the planet I worship more than you, and it’s your wife Laura [Louie]! She’s the most amazing person, we had basically a summer vacation together!”

In Wilson, an adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ novel, Harrelson plays a neurotic middle-aged who reunites with his estranged wife (Dern), and who meets his now-teenage daughter for the first time in the process (played by Isabella Amara).

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Charlie Sheen 'Gave' Woody Harrelson His Career


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Never one for shying away from controversy, Charlie Sheen gave a bizarre interview to an Australian radio station this morning, where he took credit for Woody Harrelson’s entire career and called out Chuck Lorre, again.

But perhaps more surprisingly, Sheen had some kind words for Ashton Kutcher, the actor who replaced him after he was fired from sitcom ‘Two And a Half Men’.

Charlie Sheen in NovemberCharlie Sheen thinks he should be receiving flowers from Woody Harrelson

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Woody Harrelson pictured filming a fight seen outside a nightclub on the set off his new movie Lost in London. Woody was seen fighting with a tramp outside of the nightclub following an argument about his on set girlfriend. The Beggar was seen hitting Woody over the head with a false wooden leg. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 20th January 2017

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Woody Harrelson Added To 'Han Solo' Movie Cast


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A major piece of casting news for Star Wars fans has been announced, as Woody Harrelson has signed on for a role in the upcoming stand-alone Han Solo movie.

The directors of the as-yet-untitled movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller confirmed the news to fan site starwars.com on Wednesday (January 11th). It isn’t officially confirmed which part that Harrelson will be playing, but it’s yet another heavyweight addition to an impressive cast.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” Lord and Miller said. “His ability to find both humour and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”

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Will Woody Harrelson Star In The 'Han Solo' Film?


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Woody Harrelson is the latest star to be rumoured to make an appearance in the forthcoming untitled Han Solo project, alongside the already confirmed Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover. He's thought to be playing Han's mentor, though Disney is yet to comment on the latest reports.

Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson could be starring in the untitled Han Solo film

According to Variety, sources have revealed that the 'Now You See Me 2' star is in talks for the new 'Star Wars' spin-off movie, which is to take place ahead of events in 'A New Hope' just like 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' did. Harrelson previously worked with the 'Rogue One' producer Allison Shearmur on 'The Hunger Games' film series.

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War Of The Planet Of The Apes Trailer


The long anticipated war between man and ape has finally arrived. The leader of the genetically-modified apes, Caesar, refuses to take responsibility for it; he has given the surviving humans too chances to maintain peace between them to count, but it's not in a human being's nature to allow their planet to be ruled by anything other than their own species. After Caesar's former right-hand man Koba betrays him and incites anger between both humans and apes, their ultimate civility was always going to collapse into an all-out war. Now that an army has been assembled lead by the Colonel, no mercy will be shown towards their primate counterparts. Though there is one man, the Preacher, who still believes there's a chance there can be peace.

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The Edge of Seventeen Trailer


Nadine is a junior in high school and she's never been the popular girl, she's quite, intelligent and an introvert and relies on her best friend, Krista, as the only source of company that she really enjoys - all this is in stark contrast to her elder brother, Darian who's one of the most popular kids in the school.

Even when Nadine was growing up, she never thought much to herself and let her become the school laughing stock; matters were not helped after making a few BIG style errors that left her looking a little too much like Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite. Since then, Nadine has grown out her short hair style and is somewhat more comfortable with herself.

Nadine's crush has just got out of Juvenile detention and to her, he's perfect and Nadine doesn't know is that Krista has a crush too, on none other than Nadine's brother Darian. This situation becomes all too apparent when Nadine finds Krista and Darian in bed together. Completely dumbfounded by the revelation, Nadine can't believe that her best friend has fallen for her brother, someone she sees as the total opposite of herself.

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A number of the cast including Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Hayden Szeto, Woody Harrelson and Hailee Steinfeld of The Edge Of Seventeen seen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival premiere held at Roy Thomson Hall - Toronto, Canada - Saturday 17th September 2016

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Woody Harrelson - Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' at the Microsoft Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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Hunger Games Actors Are Thirsty For More


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Jennifer Lawrence has stood as Katniss Everdeen against the Capitol for the final time in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and, while she has not spoken of her desire to reprise her role for further films, many of The Hunger Games cast has.

Jennifer Lawrence J-Law takes on Katniss Everdeen for the final time

The hugely successful franchise - which has brought in a staggering $2billion at box offices worldwide - is based on Suzanne Collins’ dystopian books and came to its natural end at the same point the novels did.

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Woody Harrelson - The UK Premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th November 2015

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Woody Harrelson

Date of birth

23rd July, 1971

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78


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Woody Harrelson Movies

The Glass Castle Trailer

The Glass Castle Trailer

Jeanette Walls is raised with the idea that city life is not something to be...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Trailer

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Trailer

Somebody messed with the wrong mother when they murdered her daughter Angela Hayes (Kathryn Newton)....

Lost In London Live Trailer

Lost In London Live Trailer

In 2002, Woody Harrelson was arrested by police in London following a chase after an...

War Of The Planet Of The Apes Trailer

War Of The Planet Of The Apes Trailer

The long anticipated war between man and ape has finally arrived. The leader of the...

The Edge of Seventeen Movie Review

The Edge of Seventeen Movie Review

An unusually realistic teen movie, this drama gets deep under the skin of its characters,...

Wilson Trailer

Wilson Trailer

Wilson (Woody Harrelson) may not be the most likeable of fellows; he has a penchant...

The Edge of Seventeen Trailer

The Edge of Seventeen Trailer

Nadine is a junior in high school and she's never been the popular girl, she's...

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Now You See Me 2 Movie Review

Now You See Me 2 Movie Review

While the original 2013 magical caper was a big hit, it's style-over-substance approach didn't exactly...

The Duel Trailer

The Duel Trailer

The Duel is an American Western film starring Liam Hemsworth who is cast as David...

Now You See Me 2 Trailer

Now You See Me 2 Trailer

The Four Horsemen aren't just magicians; they're illusionists with an agenda. Their initial stunt was...

Triple 9 Movie Review

Triple 9 Movie Review

After a post-apocalyptic dystopia (The Road) and Prohibition-era America (Lawless), Australian director John Hillcoat brings...

Now You See Me 2 - Teaser Trailer

Now You See Me 2 - Teaser Trailer

After becoming the most famous magicians in the world with their last tricks and exposing...

Triple 9 Trailer

Triple 9 Trailer

Terrell Tompkins and his team of officers are corrupt, finding ways to embellish their wage...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

Suzanne Collins' saga comes to a suitably epic conclusion in a climactic series of battles...

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