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WOODY HARRELSON's (Rex Walls) 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 Awards, 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 Daniel Cretton, LBJ as Lyndon B. Johnson and Shock and Awe for director
Rob Reiner, 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 Fox Searchlight's critically acclaimed The
Edge of Seventeen, Wilson with director Craig Johnson, Now You See Me 2 for
director Jon Chu, and 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
Globe 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 Award, 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, Zombieland; Out of the Furnace
starring opposite Christian Bale and Casey Affleck; The Hunger Games film
series; Now You See Me; 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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