THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER
One of Hollywood's most prolific actors, JAMES
WOODS (Colonel Robert Moore,) is known for his chameleon like
quality, playing diverse roles, continually astounding audiences
with his tremendous talent. From his Academy AwardTM/Golden Globe-nominated
role as Byron De La Beckwith in Rob Reiner's GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI
to daring independent film ventures like ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
(which he also produced,) Woods consistently receives raves from
critics and fans alike.
Woods received his first Academy AwardTM nomination as well as
an Independent Film Project Spirit Award for Best Actor for his
work in SALVADOR, directed by Oliver Stone. Other honors include
a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of cop-killer Gregory Powell
in THE ONION FIELD, from director Harold Becker; a Golden Satellite
Award for his performance in Stone's low-budget film, KILLER:
A JOURNAL OF MURDER (for which he was named co-winner with Geoffrey
Rush for SHINE); a Golden Globe Award, a Golden Apple Award and
an Emmy Award, all for the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie
Promise; as well as Golden Globe nominations for Hallmark's The
Summer of Ben Tyler and NBC's In Love and War. He turned in another
Emmy Award-winning performance, as the co-founder of Alcoholics
Anonymous in My Name is Bill W.
Also among his credits are John Carpenter's VAMPIRES (which just
earned Woods his first Saturn Award nomination,) HERCULES, CONTACT,
NIXON, CASINO, THE SPECIALIST, THE GETAWAY, CURSE OF THE STARVING
CLASS, DIGGSTOWN, THE HARD WAY, IMMEDIATE FAMILY, BESTSELLER,
TRUE BELIEVER, AGAINST ALL ODDS, JOSHUA, THEN AND NOW, VIDEODROME,
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, Arthur Penn's NIGHT MOVES, ALEX AND
THE GYPSY and Sidney Pollack's THE WAY WE WERE. His feature films
work includes some fascinating motion pictures outside the mainstream
including Peter Yates' EYEWITNESS with William Hurt and Sigourney
Weaver, SPLIT IMAGE directed by Ted Kotcheff, Harold Becker's
THE BLACK MARBLE and Elia Kazan's THE VISITORS.
On television he appeared in a prestigious series of critically
praised telefilms, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, Jane's House,
Citizen Cohn, All the Way Home, Holocaust, And Your Name is Jonah,
Badge of the Assassin and The Boys, many of them bringing him
still more awards and nominations. Citizen Cohn earned him the
first American Television Award Best Actor Trophy (awarded by
the nation's critics) and the Peabody Award as well as numerous
Woods was born in Utah and raised in Rhode Island where he grew
up the son of a military hero and a schoolteacher. While majoring
in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
he appeared in some 36 plays at MIT, Harvard and the Theatre Company
of Boston. Summer stock at the Provincetown Playhouse completed
his preparation to move to New York and become a professional
He made his Broadway debut in Brendan Behan's Borstal Boy, followed
by the lead in the off-Broadway play Saved, for which he won the
Obie Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Actor.
Other stage credits include The Trial of the Catonsville Nine,
Finishing Touches, Green Julia and Michael Weller's Moonchildren
for which he won the Theatre World Award.
Woods will soon be seen in VIRGIN SUICIDES, directed by Sofia
Coppola and with Al Pacino in Oliver Stone's ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY.
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