NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
An accomplished actor in film, television and on the stage, WOODY HARRELSON
has received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Nominations as Best Actor for his critically-acclaimed portrayal of controversial magazine publisher Larry Flynt in Milos Forman's drama, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT. Set for release in 2007 and 2008 are THE GRAND, an ensemble comedy for director Zak Penn, and BATTLE IN SEATTLE, directed by Stuart Townsend. Past film credits include AFTER THE SUNSET, PLAY IT TO THE BONE, THE THIN RED LINE, THE HI-LO COUNTY, ED TV, WAG THE DOG, WELCOME TO SARAJEVO, KINGPIN, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, INDECENT PROPOSAL, WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP, THE BIG WHITE, A SCANNER DARKLY, NORTH COUNTRY, THE PRIZE WINNER OF DEFIANCE, OHIO and A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. Harrelson recently wrapped TRANSSIBERIAN for director Brad Anderson and SEMI PRO with Will Ferrell and Andre Benjamin.
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 an Emmy in 1988 and was nominated four additional times during his eight-year run on the show. In 1999, he gained another 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 GRACE.
Balancing his film and television work, in 1999 Harrelson revived a career long commitment to the theatre by directing 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 N. Richard Nash play The Rainmaker in 2000, Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss in 2001, John Kolvenbach's On An Average Day opposite Kyle MacLachlan in London's West End in the fall of 2002, and in the summer of 2003 Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth at the Berkeley Street Theatre. In the winter of 2005/2006 Harrelson returned to London's West End, starring in Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana at the Lyric Theatre.
A committed environmentalist, Harrelson joined his activism with his film efforts in Ron Mann's GO FURTHER, a road documentary following Woody and friends on their bicycle journey down the Pacific Coast Highway from Seattle to Santa Barbara.
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