WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
WOODY HARRELSON's (The Colonel) 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.
Harrelson most recently wrote, directed, produced and starred in an
unprecedented live feature film Lost in London, which was broadcast live into
theaters nationwide on January 19, 2017. The comedy also stars Owen Wilson and
Harrelson will next be seen in the upcoming untitled Hans Solo Star Wars sequel,
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with Frances McDormand and Sam
Rockwell for writer/director Martin McDonagh, The Glass Castle for director
Destin Cretton, LBJ as Lyndon B. Johnson and Shock and Awe for director Rob
Reiner, as well as War for the Planet of the Apes.
Recent releases include the films Fox Searchlight's critically acclaimed The
Edge of Seventeen, Wilson with director Craig Johnson, Now You See Me 2 for
director Jon Chu, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Triple Nine for director
John Hillcoat. He was recently seen in HBO's True Detective co-starring Matthew
McConaughey 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 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 with director Oren
Moverman, Ruben Fleischer's box office hit Out of the Furnace starring opposite
Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Now You
See Me, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Zombieland; The Grand; No Country For
Old Men; A Scanner Darkly; A Prairie Home Companion; Seven Pounds; The Prize
Winner of Defiance, Ohio; North Country; Transsiberian; The Thin Red Line;
Welcome To Sarajevo; 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.
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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