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WOODY HARRELSON (Merritt Osbourne) possesses a rare mix of intensity and charisma that 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.
In the fall of 2013 Harrelson will be seen in writer/director Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace starring opposite Christian
Bale and Casey Affleck, and in Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in which he will reprise his role as Haymitch
Abernathy. Harrelson will also lend his voice to Relativity's animated film, Free Birds with Owen Wilson. Harrelson is currently
filming the HBO miniseries True Detective co‐starring Matthew McConaughey for director Cary Fukunaga.
In 2012 Harrelson starred opposite Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in the HBO film Game Change for director Jay Roach, for
which he earned Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe nominations for his role as Steve Schmidt. Harrelson was most recently seen in
Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, alongside Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken and in Gary Ross' blockbuster
The Hunger Games based on the best‐selling novel by Suzanne Collins.
Other highlights from Harrelson's film career include Rampart, which reunited him with director Oren Moverman, 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.
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 co‐wrote
and directed the semi‐autobiographical comedy Bullet for Adolf at Hart House Theatre in Toronto. In the summer of 2012 Bullet for
Adolf made it's Off_Broadway debut at New World Stages.
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