WOODY HARRELSON's (Wilson) rare mix of intensity and charisma
consistently surprises and delights audiences and critics alike in both
mainstream and independent projects. His portrayal of a casualty notification
officer, opposite Ben Foster, in Oren Moverman's THE MESSENGER garnered him a
2010 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was previously
nominated by the Academy, the Golden Globes and SAG Awards in the category of
Best Actor for his portrayal of controversial magazine publisher Larry Flynt in
Milos Forman's THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT.
Next up, Harrelson will direct, produce and star in an unprecedented live
feature film LOST IN LONDON, airing nationwide live in theaters on January 19,
2017. The comedy is based on a crazy night full of real-life events, LOST IN
LONDON also stars Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson.
Harrelson most recently appeared in the critically acclaimed THE EDGE OF
SEVENTEEN, produced by Jim Brooks. Upcoming releases include LBJ for director
Rob Reiner and stars as Lyndon B. Johnson. Harrelson recently wrapped production
on THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI with Frances McDormand and Sam
Rockwell for writer/director Martin McDonagh, THE GLASS CASTLE for director
Destin Cretton and the third installment of the Planet of The Apes, entitled WAR
FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, directed by Matt Reeves.
Recent releases include the films NOW YOU SEE ME 2 for director Jon Chu, THE
HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2, TRIPLE NINE for director John Hillcoat, OUT OF
THE FURNACE starring opposite Christian Bale and Casey Affleck for director
Scott Cooper, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1, Relativity's animated film,
FREE BIRDS with Owen Wilson, Louis Leterrier's NOW YOU SEE ME and THE HUNGER
GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. He was recently seen in HBO's "True Detective" co-starring
Matthew McConaughey for director Cary Fukunaga for which he was nominated for
Emmy and SAG Awards in the lead actor category and a Golden Globes Award for
lead actor in a Mini Series. In 2012 Harrelson starred opposite Julianne Moore
and Ed Harris in the HBO film "Game Change" for director Jay Roach, for which he
earned Primetime Emmy, SAG Awards, and Golden Globe nominations for his role
as Steve Schmidt, and Martin McDonagh's SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, alongside Sam
Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken.
Other highlights from Harrelson's film career include RAMPART, which reunited
him with director Oren Moverman, Ruben Fleischer's box office hit ZOMBIELAND;
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS; 2012; SEMI-PRO; THE GRAND; NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN; A
SCANNER DARKLY; A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION; DEFENDOR; SEVEN POUNDS; THE PRIZE
WINNER OF DEFIANCE, OHIO; NORTH COUNTRY; THE BIG WHITE; AFTER THE SUNSET; PLAY
IT TO THE BONE; BATTLE IN SEATTLE; EDTV; THE HI-LO COUNTY; TRANSSIBERIAN; THE
THIN RED LINE; WAG THE DOG; WELCOME TO SARAJEVO; KINGPIN; NATURAL BORN KILLERS;
INDECENT PROPOSAL; WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP and was recently seen as the on screen
host for director Pete McGrain's powerful political documentary ETHOS.
Harrelson first endeared himself to millions of viewers as a member of the
ensemble cast of NBC's long-running hit comedy, "Cheers." For his work as the
affable bartender 'Woody Boyd,' he won a Primetime Emmy in 1988 and was
nominated four additional times during his eight-year run on the show. In 1999,
he gained another Primetime Emmy nomination when he reprised the role in a
guest appearance on the spin-off series Frasier. He later made a return to
television with a recurring guest role on the hit NBC series, "Will and
Balancing his film and television work, in 1999 Harrelson directed his own play,
Furthest From The Sun at the Theatre de la Juene Lune in Minneapolis. He
followed next with the Roundabout's Broadway revival of The Rainmaker; Sam
Shepherd's The Late Henry Moss, and John Kolvenbach's On An Average Day opposite
Kyle MacLachlan at London's West End. Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of
Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth at Toronto's Berkeley Street Theatre. In
the winter of 2005 Harrelson returned to London's West End, starring in
Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana at the Lyric Theatre. In 2011, Harrelson
co-wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical comedy Bullet for Adolf at Hart
House Theatre in Toronto. In the summer of 2012 Bullet for Adolf made its
Off-Broadway debut at New World Stages.
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