Woody Harrelson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


27th March 2017

Quote: "We've written a script. The studio loves it and the cast have all read it and love it. Ruben (Fleischer) wants to direct it. It's now just about making the deals and all the numbers work - and that's above our pay grade. We're hoping it all comes together - and everyone involved wants it to, so that's always a good sign. You know, all the actors are obviously a lot more expensive than they were..." Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are keeping their fingers crossed for a planned sequel to their hit 2009 horror comedy, which starred new Oscar winner Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin.


12th January 2017

Quote: "I'm a mentor to Han, but I'm also a bit of a criminal. I don't think I'll have a lot of make-up or anything. We'll see how that look develops. I'm meeting with those guys, the hair and make-up and stunts and everything. We'll just have a little discussion about that." Woody Harrelson sheds a little light on his role as Han Solo's mentor in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off.


10th November 2015

Fact: Woody Harrelson chose to go for a relaxed outfit at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 photocall in Paris on Monday (09Nov15) by wearing a cosy pyjama set. The laid-back actor donned a long-sleeved shirt, plaid flannel pants and socks without shoes as he posed for pictures with his dressed-up castmates, including Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth. The cast is currently on a tour of European cities as they debut the final instalment of the blockbuster film franchise.


16th September 2015

Fact: Woody Harrelson has signed on to play a villain in the next PLANET OF THE APES film, according to reports. The White Men Can't Jump star is rumoured to have landed a character called The Colonel in the latest Apes film.


16th November 2014

Fact: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson shocked the audience on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (15Nov14) when they made a surprise appearance on the U.S. sketch show during their The Hunger Games co-star Woody Harrelson's opening monologue. The actors joined guest host Harrelson as he sang a parody of Taylor Swift's Blank Space about his marijuana-addled, fading memory.


9th April 2014

Quote: "Our director Francis Lawrence allows us freedom to have fun; there's lots of in-jokes and games. Recently I was filming quite an emotional scene and trying to get into the zone, but every time I started running, Woody Harrelson would stick out his foot and try to trip me up." Sam Claflin had trouble getting into character as his The Hunger Games co-star Woody Harrelson was so mischievous on set.


15th October 2013

Fact: Woody Harrelson left the cast and crew of Tv comedy Cheers waiting for hours when he flew to Germany on a whim to watch the Berlin Wall come down in 1989.


14th June 2012

Fact: Woody Harrelson will return to New York next month (Jul12) to begin previews for Bullet for Adolf, a new Off Broadway play he's directing. The actor turned playwright to collaborate with his pal Frankie Hyman, and the dark comedy, inspired by their former careers as construction workers in Houston, Texas, will be shown at the New World Stages from 19 July to 9 September (12).


29th March 2012

Quote: "I was on my bus and on my bus I have a yoga swing. Jennifer comes on, and she goes, 'Hi, Woody, I'm J - is that a sex swing?' (That was) her first sentence to me." Woody Harrelson on meeting his The Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence.


22nd March 2012

Quote: "I've been an incredible example to my kids of what not to do." Woody Harrelson hopes his children take stock of his former hellraising ways.


27th February 2012

Quote: "He plays basketball like he lives his life - he just gives it the whole hog. We were on different teams, and it was quite a contest... I'd much rather prefer him to be on my side. I don't want him as an adversary." Actor Woody Harrelson on his The Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutcherson's basketball skills.


20th February 2012

Quote: "They are the best thing going. The oldest has just gone off to college. It was one of the single most difficult experiences of my life when it was time to separate and she walked off to the dorm and we drove away. I bawled my eyes out." Woody Harrelson felt emotional when he waved his eldest daughter off to university.


13th January 2012

Fact: Actor Woody Harrelson has recorded a tune with his Los Angeles neighbour Ziggy Marley for the reggae star's new album.


31st October 2011

Quote: "Woody is a middle brother and deeply, deeply competitive. Most vegans don't look all that healthy to me, but he is in amazing shape - he still looks like a kid - and he will turn a friendly game of Ping-Pong into a four-hour death match because he wants to win." Willie Nelson on his longtime pal actor Woody Harrelson.


18th October 2011

Quote: "He's one of the five funniest people I know, right up there with Owen Wilson and Dave Matthews... I’m not one who goes for psychotherapy, but if I did, it would be to Steve. He just gets to the core of what’s going on." Woody Harrelson on actor pal Steve Guttenberg.


11th May 2011

Fact: Woody Harrelson is the latest star to join the cast of the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games movie. He will play Haymitch Abernathy, a drunken mentor to Katniss Everdeen, to be portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence. Filming is due to kick off this summer (11).


15th April 2011

Quote: "I'm not playing Woody!" Ashton Kutcher insists he'd never take on Woody Harrelson's role in a remake of Indecent Proposal. His wife Demi Moore starred opposite Harrelson in the saucy 1993 movie.


15th September 2010

Fact: Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube and Steve Buscemi will join Woody Harrelson in a hard-hitting new movie about the Los Angeles Police Rampart scandal in the late 1990s. Harrelson will play a veteran cop caught up in the corruption.


31st March 2010

Quote: "Willie actually has a Woody wing from all the gambling we've done. I've surely built a wing on his house, no question." Woody Harrelson feels sure his gambling losses have paid for pal Willie Nelson's guest house extension.


21st March 2010

Fact: Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mcconaughey joined actress Mischa Barton at Hole's U.S. comeback show at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Friday (19Mar10).


8th March 2010

Fact: The Burberry suit Woody Harrelson wore to the Oscars was made from hemp.


7th March 2010

Quote: "It's really an understatement to call her my better half. She's the greatest woman I've ever met and it's an honour to be your husband." Woody Harrelson heaps praise on his wife Laura Louie in his Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles on Friday night (05Mar10).


19th November 2009

Quote: "He looked me in the eye three times over the course of our two-hour dinner... and he told me he was going to cry for real on film for the first time in his career." Moviemaker Oren Moverman on his tense first chat with Woody Harrelson before the actor was cast in new movie The Messenger.


2nd October 2009

Quote: "I liked it. I thought it was pretty amazing, those guys were amazing. Those guys don't need good reviews, they can go as long as they want." Woody Harrelson can't understand why Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig's new Broadway play A STEADY RAIN has received less-than-positive reviews.


23rd September 2009

Quote: "I don't talk on cellphones. The first time I used one I could just feel it. Within a few minutes my brain felt like it needed to explode." Woody Harrelson explains his technophobia.


22nd September 2009

Quote: "I wish I was better looking, I wish I had more hair, I wish I'd been in Mensa. I always just felt like a bum who ended up coming into some money." Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson is uncomfortable with his achievements.


14th September 2009

Quote: "We lived awhile in Costa Rica until I realised some things in the jungle - snakes and frogs - can kill a child." Actor Woody Harrelson on his hunt for the perfect home. He now lives in Maui.


14th September 2009

Quote: "We don't have a TV, but we have one of those cheap projectors, and we put a sheet up on the wall. It's like you're in your own theatre." Woody Harrelson has turned his Maui home into a film house.


19th August 2009

Quote: "I'd be out there, and it would be scorching hot, so I would take off all of my clothes and garden. And then I would jump in the pool and swim - and I always get in the pool naked... I used to spend a lot of time with Woody Harrelson, and he's not afraid to get naked." Actress Alicia Silverstone credits WOODY HARRELSON with helping her lose her inhibitions.


10th June 2008

Quote: "Woody Harrelson and I saw eye to eye on practically nothing. He's a confirmed hippie, and incredibly into organics and health and very sporty. I'm a confirmed meat-eater. My grandparents were pig farmers, so I'm completely besotted by bacon." Emily Mortimer and her co-star Woody Harrelson found friendship despite a culture clash on the set of new movie TRANSSIBERIAN.


7th June 2008

Quote: "She's a take-the-piss artist. That's one of the cool things about her." Actor Woody Harrelson is a fan of SLEEPWALKING co-star Charlize Theron's attitude.


18th May 2008

Fact: Actors Goldie Hawn, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Hopper, SALMA HAYAK and Edward Norton are all competing for the $1 million (GBP500,000) prize at the Partouche Charity Poker Festival in Cannes, France this weekend (16-18May08).


16th May 2008

Quote: "She's not like a delicate girl. She's like a classic broad, in terms of being a beautiful woman, incredibly talented and also able to tell more vulgar jokes than you and drink you under the table." Woody Harrelson on pal Charlize Theron.


17th April 2008

Quote: "We've shared some fun times. I don't see him so much now. He has a new boyfriend. I'm kind of upset about that." KELSEY GRAMMAR mourns losing ex-best friend and Cheers co-star Woody Harrelson to his new guy-pal Matthew Mcconaughey.


26th March 2008

Quote: "Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson and I gamble all the time, on dominoes and chess and poker... We wind up, even before the night's over, trading hundred dollar bills. Those are some real fun guys to hang out with." Willie Nelson on his best pals.


25th March 2008

Quote: "He hit a low point, and he bounced back beautifully. But I do think he's one of the greatest guys I've ever known." Woody Harrelson on troubled pal Owen Wilson, who allegedly attempted suicide last summer (07).


25th March 2008

Quote: "I always fall asleep during shavasana. It's the best rest I get." Woody Harrelson on his penchant for dozing off during yoga classes.


9th March 2008

Quote: "I am a good worker, I'm a hard worker, but I'm a world-class slacker." Woody Harrelson explains why he has eight movies coming out in 2008 after taking some time away from Hollywood.


28th February 2008

Quote: "He turned up, but he didn't have anything to wear - so I said, 'Why don't you play in your underwear.' As an act of solidarity I played in my underwear as well. So the first time I met Woody Harrelson, we're guarding each other in our underwear." Will Ferrell on his first meeting with SEMI-PRO co-star WOODY HARRELSON.


23rd January 2008

Quote: "I believe laughter is the best medicine, and the sooner you can start laughing, the better. Woody and Owen and I play dominoes and chess and golf." Country legend Willie Nelson and actor Woody Harrelson are doing their best to help out their troubled Texan friend Owen Wilson, after he attempted suicide last year (07).


12th November 2007

Fact: Rapper/actor Xzibit is to star in Oliver Stone's forthcoming Vietnam war drama, PINKVILLE, after landing a role in the all-star cast alongside Bruce Willis, Woody Harrelson and CHANNING TATUM, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


18th September 2007

Quote: "He would have been much better than Woody." Ted Danson jokes that his current DAMAGES co-star Tate Donovan would have made a better barman than Woody Harrelson on sitcom Cheers, upon hearing the two actors both fought for the role of clueless WOODY BOYD.


30th March 2006

Fact: Kristin Scott Thomas was eager to see her future co-star Woody Harrelson perform on his last night in Tennessee Williams' play The Night of the Iguana in London's West End. The pair start shooting THE WALKER, about a gay man who acts as an escort to beautiful women, later this week (begs27MAR06).


2nd March 2006

Quote: "I've heard he's an affable guy, but the US isn't a democracy any more. It'll be difficult to get rid of his gang on the hill." NATURAL BORN KILLERS star Woody Harrelson worries about PRESIDENT George W Bush's impact on American government.


21st October 2005

Quote: <p>"She could play Martin Luther King and be convincing." Woody Harrelson is in awe of his North Country co-star Charlize Theron. </p>


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