WOODY HARRELSON's 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, 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 was most recently seen in Gary Ross's blockbuster "The Hunger
Games" based on the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins and this fall,
Harrelson will begin production on Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
in which he will reprise his role as Haymitch Abernathy.
He recently wrapped production on "Now You See Me" directed by Louis
Leterrier, starring alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and writer/director
Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace" starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Sam
Shepard and Forest Whitaker. Additionally, he will lend his voice to the
animated film, "Turkeys" with Owen Wilson.
On the small screen, Harrelson recently starred opposite Julianne Moore and
Ed Harris in HBO film's "Game Change" for director Jay Roach, which chronicles
John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. He earned a 2012 Emmy nomination for
his role as Steve Schmidt.
Other highlights from Harrelson's film career include Ruben Fleischer's box
office hit "Zombieland," "Friends with Benefits," "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," "Ed Tv," "The Hi-Lo County," "Transsiberian," "The Thin Red
Line," "Wag The Dog," "Welcome To Sarajevo," "Kingpin," "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."
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