After WOODY HARRELSON (Dave Brown) had his first outing with director Oren Moverman on The Messenger, he received nominations for Best Supporting Actor
from the Academy Awards, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild. He received the
same 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. Other films include Play it to the Bone, The Thin Red Line, The
Hi-Lo Country, Ed TV, Wag the Dog, Welcome to Sarajevo, Kingpin, Natural Born
Killers, Indecent Proposal, White Men Can't Jump, After the Sunset, North
Country, Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion, Richard Linkletter's A
Scanner Darkly, Paul Schrader's The Walker, No Country for Old Men, the
box-office smash Zombieland, and he co-starred with Jennifer Aniston and Steve
Zahn in Management. He appeared opposite Will Smith in Seven Pounds, and with
Mike Epps and Ray Romano in The Grand, an improvisational comedy centered around
a poker tournament, directed by Zak Penn. He also starred opposite Will Ferrell
in Semi-Pro, a comedy about the waning days of the American Basketball
Association. In TransSiberian, Harrelson and Emily Mortimer portrayed an
American couple who board the TranSiberian express and are plunged into a web of
duplicity and murder. He re-teamed with his North Country co-star Charlize
Theron in Sleepwalkers and in The Battle in Seattle, with Theron and AndrÃ©
The actor combined his environmental activism with his film efforts in Ron
Mann's Go Further, a road documentary following Woody and friends on a bicycle
journey down the Pacific Coast Highway from Seattle to Santa Barbara.
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, the actor won an Emmy in 1988 and was nominated
four additional times during his eight-year run on the show. He appeared as a
recurring guest-star on the hit series Will and Grace, and reprised his role of
Woody Boyd on a very special episode of Frasier.
In 1999, the actor 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 Sheperd's The Late Henry Moss in
2001 and John Kolvenbach's On An Average Day opposite Kyle MacLachlan in
London's West End in the fall of 2002. 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.
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