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WOODY HARRELSON's (Haymitch Abernathy) 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 for an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award 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 currently stars in "Rampart,” which reunites him with Moverman and also stars Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Ben Foster and Robin Wright. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and earned Harrelson a 2012 Independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of Best Male Lead.

Harrelson recently completed production on writer/director Martin McDonagh's Seven "Psychopaths” starring alongside Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken. Additionally, he will lend his voice to the animated film "Turkeys” with Owen Wilson. On the small screen, Harrelson will star opposite Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in HBO Films' "Game Change” for director Jay Roach, which chronicles John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and will debut on March 10th.

Harrelson also starred in Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits” alongside Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake and Patricia Clarkson; and was the on screen host for director Pete McGrain's powerful political documentary "Ethos.”

Other highlights from Harrelson's film career include Ruben Fleischer's box office hit "Zombieland,” "2012,” "Semi-Pro,” "The Grand,” "No Country For Old Men,” "A Scanner Darkly,” "A Prairie Home Companion,” "Defendor,” "Seven Pounds,” "The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio,” "North Country,” "The Big White,” "After The Sunset,” "Play It To The Bone,” "Battle In Seattle,” "EDtv,” "The Hi-Lo County,” "Transsiberian: The Thin Red Line,” "Wag The Dog,” "Welcome To Sarajevo,” "Kingpin,” "Natural Born Killers,” "Indecent Proposal” and "White Men Can't Jump.”

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 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 directed "Bullet for Adolf,” a play he co-wrote with Frankie Hyman and produced at Hart House Theatre in Toronto.

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