Woody Harrelson

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he had a brief stint in New York theater. He was soon cast as Woody on TV series Cheers (1982), which wound up being one of the most-popular TV shows ever and also earned Harrelson an Emmy for his performance in 1989. While he dabbled in film during his time on Cheers (1982), that area of his career didn't fully take off until towards the end of the show's run. In 1991, Doc Hollywood (1991) gave him his first widely-seen movie role, and he followed that up with White Men Can't Jump (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993) and Natural Born Killers (1994). More recently, Harrelson was seen in No Country for Old Men (2007), Zombieland (2009), 2012 (2009), and Friends with Benefits (2011), along with the acclaimed HBO movie Game Change (2012). In 2011, Harrelson snagged the coveted role of fan-favorite drunk Haymitch Abernathy in the big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games (2012), which ended up being one of the highest-grossing movies ever at the domestic box office. Harrelson is set to reprise that role for the sequels, which are scheduled for release in November 2013, 2014 and 2015. Harrelson has received two Academy Award nominations, first for his role as controversial Hustler ...

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Sam Claflin  •  Elizabeth Banks

The Hunger Games (2012)

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Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Stanley Tucci

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

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Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Javier Bardem  •  Josh Brolin  •  Woody Harrelson

Natural Born Killers (1994)

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Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Robert Downey Jr.

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

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An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Winona Ryder  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Mitch Baker

Now You See Me (2013)

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An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

Kingpin (1996)

After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the circuit intent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Randy Quaid  •  Vanessa Angel  •  Bill Murray

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marylouise Burke  •  Woody Harrelson  •  L.Q. Jones  •  Tommy Lee Jones

After the Sunset (2004)

Two master thieves are finally retiring after one last succesful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ocean liner called the "Diamond ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Salma Hayek  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Troy Garity

Anger Management (2003)

After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive treatment by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Luis Guzmán

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Heather Graham  •  Michael York  •  Robert Wagner

Doc Hollywood (1991)

After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Julie Warner  •  Barnard Hughes  •  Woody Harrelson

Free Jimmy (2006)

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

I'll Do Anything (1994)

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Whittni Wright  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Albert Brooks

L.A. Story (1991)

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Richard E. Grant

Money Train (1995)

When a vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares, his foster brother—a fellow cop—tries to protect him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Ruben
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Robert Blake

North Country (2005)

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Elle Peterson  •  Thomas Curtis  •  Frances McDormand

Palmetto (1998)

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Gina Gershon  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Michael Rapaport
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