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Woody Harrelson

Biography

First known for taking part in the bartender Woody Boyd about the tv screen series Cheers, he continued to become popular film actor with functions in notable movies such as White colored Males Can’t Jump, Simply no Country for Aged Men, as well as the Hunger Video games. He worked like a wood-carver at Kings Isle amusement recreation area while attending senior high school. He performed Detective Marty Hart in the 1st season from the HBO series Accurate Detective. He wedded Laura Loie in 2008, as well as the couple offers three daughters. He co-starred with Wesley Snipes in the 1992 golf ball movie White Males Can’t Jump.

Quick Facts


Full Name Woody Harrelson
Date Of Birth July 23, 1961
Place Of Birth Midland, TX
Height 1.78 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Hanover College, Lebanon High School
Nationality American
Spouse Laura Louie, Nancy Simon
Children Zoe Giordano Harrelson, Makani Ravello Harrelson, Deni Montana Harrelson
Parents Charles Harrelson, Diane Lou Oswald
Siblings Brett Harrelson, Jordan Harrelson
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture, San Diego Film Critics Society Special Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Producers Guild of America Award - Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Drama, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Has worked with 8 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: James L. Brooks, Oliver Stone, Michael Cimino, Milos Forman, Barry Levinson, Ron Howard, and Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.
2 Shares the same birthday (July 23rd) with his "Hunger Games" film series co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman.
3 Was cast in Benny and Joon but dropped out to do Indecent Proposal and because he dropped out so did Laura Dern.
4 He became co-owner of the boutique organic hotel Inn at the Black Olive located in Baltimore, Maryland.
5 Is close friends with Wesley Snipes.
6 Attended the North County premiere in London, England on Feb. 1st. [February 2006]
7 Attended the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. [January 2009]
8 Attended the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in France. [May 2008]
9 Attended The Messenger (2009) premiere at the 59th Berlin Film Festival in Germany. [February 2009]
10 Attended the 2004 Maui Film Festival in Hawaii. [June 2004]
11 Attended the 32nd Annual Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. [September 2007]
12 Attended the 2002 London Film Festival in England. [November 2002]
13 Attended the 56th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. [February 2006]
14 Attended the 10th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival in Florida. [April 2005]
15 Along with Owen Wilson, he attended the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida on April 5th. [April 2008]
16 Attended the 2009 Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. [July 2009]
17 His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, and distant Dutch and Welsh.
18 Big fan of Bill Murray. Bill appeared in Zombieland (2009) as a favor to Woody.
19 He has played the same character (Woody Boyd) in three different series: Cheers (1982), The Simpsons (1989) and Frasier (1993).
20 Maintains his residence on Hana in Maui, and his neighbors include Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. The three have been known to play poker together.
21 Was considered for the role of Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999).
22 He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2003 in Austin, Texas.
23 In 1991 he went to Nairobi, Kenya and lived in a tent on the outskirts of town for a few weeks to experience Africa and get away from it all.
24 Close friend of Michael J. Fox.
25 His friends Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim 'Soni' Sonefeld of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish wrote the song "Woody" about him. The number can be found on the group's eponymous 2003 album.
26 Friend of Owen Wilson.
27 Lives in Hawaii [2006].
28 Daughters: Deni Montana Harrelson (born March 5, 1994), Zoe Giordano Harrelson (born September 22, 1996) and Makani Ravello Harrelson (born June 3, 2006).
29 He and Nancy Simon were married in Tijuana, Mexico.
30 He climbed the Golden Gate Bridge and put up a sign that read, "Hurwitz. Aren't ancient redwoods more precious than gold?" in protest of MAXXAM/Pacific Lumber CEO Charles Hurwitz, who once stated, "He who has the gold, makes the rules".
31 Although he is a vegan, he is a raw foodist (which means he only eats raw and dried foods).
32 Lovingly refers to his three daughters as the "Goddess trilogy".
33 Good friends with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
34 Wanted to play Jake Brigance in A Time to Kill (1996), but author John Grisham objected to his casting.
35 He is the first and, as of 2005, only regular cast member from Cheers (1982) to receive a nomination for an Academy Award.
36 Was set to star in the Danny Boyle's firefighter drama "Worcester Cold Storage" with Ed Harris, but the project never came to fruition.
37 Lives with Laura Louie and their children in Costa Rica [2004]
38 Is the owner of an oxygen bar in West Hollywood, California. [2001]
39 He is on the board of the directors for the Ex'pression Center For New Media, an art school in Emeryville, California.
40 The ex-son-in-law of playwright Neil Simon, one of Woody's first plays was Simon's "Biloxi Blues" in 1984.
41 Woody and approximately a dozen other hemp activists and environmentalists took a bicycle tour down the west coast of America, starting in Seattle, Washington and 1000 miles later ending at the University of Santa Barbara in California. The tour was escorted by the Mothership, a Chicago city transit bus fueled by hemp oil and powered by solar panels. [April 2001]
42 A jury in Beattyville, Kentucky dismissed a marijuana possession charge against him. He was arrested in 1996 for planting 4 marijuana hemp seeds in rural Kentucky and in his defence he said he was challenging a state law that makes no distinction between marijuana and hemp, even though hemp contains little of the drug found in marijuana and can be used to make a variety of industrial products. [August 2000]
43 Activist for the legalization of marijuana.
44 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People. [1990]
45 Claims to have had 17 jobs in one year.
46 Admits to having been a sex addict.
47 Brother of Brett Harrelson and Jordan Harrelson.
48 Was arrested in Columbus (Ohio) in June 1983, charged of disorderly conduct - he was dancing in the street, halting traffic; he later jumped out of a moving police van laughing maniacally and finally punched one of the two arresting officers to the ground.
49 Was married to Neil Simon's daughter, Nancy Simon. Has had relationships with: Carol Kane, Ally Sheedy and Moon Unit Zappa.
50 Graduated from Hanover College in 1983 with a degree in theater arts & English. Member Sigma Chi fraternity.
51 Moonlights as the lead singer in the band Manly Moondog and the Three Kool Hats.
52 Is a vegan.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film 2018 filming Beckett
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2017 completed Sheriff Bill Willoughby
The Glass Castle 2017 completed Rex Walls
War for the Planet of the Apes 2017 completed Colonel
Shock and Awe 2017 completed Jonathan Landay
Wilson 2017 Wilson
Lost in London 2017/I Woody Harrelson
The Edge of Seventeen 2016 Mr. Bruner
LBJ 2016 Lyndon B. Johnson
The Duel 2016/I Abraham
Now You See Me 2 2016 Merritt McKinney Chase McKinney
Triple 9 2016 Jeffrey Allen
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015 Haymitch Abernathy
U2: Song for Someone (Version 1) 2015 Video short Prisoner
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014 Haymitch Abernathy
True Detective 2014 TV Series Detective Marty Hart
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 Haymitch Abernathy
Out of the Furnace 2013 Harlan DeGroat
Free Birds 2013 Jake (voice)
Now You See Me 2013/I Merritt McKinney
Seven Psychopaths 2012 Charlie
The Hunger Games 2012 Haymitch Abernathy
Game Change 2012 TV Movie Steve Schmidt
Rampart 2011 David Douglas Brown
Friends with Benefits 2011 Tommy
Bunraku 2010 The Bartender
Designing the End of the World 2010 Short
2012 2009/I Charlie Frost
Zombieland 2009 Tallahassee
Defendor 2009 Arthur Poppington aka Defendor
The Messenger 2009/I Captain Tony Stone
Seven Pounds 2008 Ezra
Management 2008 Jango
Surfer, Dude 2008 Jack Mayweather
Semi-Pro 2008 Monix
Sleepwalking 2008 Randall
Transsiberian 2008 Roy
Battle in Seattle 2007 Dale
The Grand 2007 One Eyed Jack Faro
No Country for Old Men 2007 Carson Wells
The Walker 2007 Carter Page III
Nanking 2007 Bob Wilson
A Scanner Darkly 2006 Ernie Luckman
Slipp Jimmy fri 2006 Roy Arnie (English version, voice)
A Prairie Home Companion 2006 Dusty
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2005 Kelly Ryan
North Country 2005 Bill White
The Big White 2005 Raymond Barnell
After the Sunset 2004 Stan Lloyd
She Hate Me 2004 Leland Powell
Anger Management 2003 Galaxia Security Guard Gary
Scorched 2003/I Jason 'Woods' Valley
Will & Grace 2001 TV Series Nathan
Play It to the Bone 1999 Vince Boudreau
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 Woody Harrelson
Edtv 1999 Ray
Frasier 1999 TV Series Woody Boyd
The Hi-Lo Country 1998 Big Boy Matson
The Thin Red Line 1998 Sgt. Keck
Welcome to Hollywood 1998 Woody Harrelson
Ellen 1998 TV Series Henry
Palmetto 1998 Harry Barber
Wag the Dog 1997 Sergeant William Schumann
Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 Flynn
Spin City 1996 TV Series Tommy Dugan
The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 Larry Flynt
Kingpin 1996 Roy Munson
The Sunchaser 1996 Dr. Michael Reynolds
Money Train 1995 Charlie Robinson
The Simpsons 1994 TV Series Woody Boyd
Natural Born Killers 1994 Mickey Knox
The Cowboy Way 1994 Pepper Lewis
I'll Do Anything 1994 Ground Zero Hero
Cheers 1985-1993 TV Series Woody Boyd
Indecent Proposal 1993 David Murphy
White Men Can't Jump 1992 Billy Hoyle
Ted & Venus 1991 Homeless Vietnam Veteran
Doc Hollywood 1991 Hank
L.A. Story 1991 Harris' Boss (uncredited)
The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV? 1990 TV Movie
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme 1990 TV Movie Lou the Lamb
Cool Blue 1990 Video Dustin
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series Woody Boyd
Dear John 1989 TV Series Richard
Killer Instinct 1988 TV Movie Charlie Long
Mickey's 60th Birthday 1988 TV Movie Woody Boyd
She's Having a Baby 1988 Woody Harrelson (uncredited)
Bay Coven 1987 TV Movie Slater
Paul Reiser Out on a Whim 1987 TV Movie
Wildcats 1986 Krushinski
Harper Valley P.T.A. 1978 Extra (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost in London 2017/I producer
True Detective 2014-2015 TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Prairie Home Companion 2006 performer: "I Used To Work In Chicago", "Whoop-I-Ti-Yi-Yo", "She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured", "Bad Jokes"
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2005 performer: "Sitting on Top of the World" 1925, "Bye Bye Blues" 1930
Cheers TV Series 1 episode, 1986 performer - 6 episodes, 1985 - 1993
Saturday Night Live 1989-1992 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
White Men Can't Jump 1992 writer: "GLORIA"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost in London 2017/I

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost in London 2017/I

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Panama Deception 1992 Documentary additional supporter

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Now You See Me 2: Bringing Magic to Life 2016 Video documentary short special thanks
Now You See Me 2: On-Set Diary 2016 Video documentary short special thanks
The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 2015 Video documentary special thanks
The Exit Door V 2012 Documentary short grateful thanks
Ethos 2011/I Documentary special thanks
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
The Making of 'No Country for Old Men' 2008 Video documentary short special thanks
HBO First Look 2008 TV Series documentary short special thanks - 1 episode
Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey 2006 Documentary special thanks
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Chaos Rising: The Storm Around 'Natural Born Killers' 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Fire in the Eyes 1998 Documentary short thanks
Fast Track 1995 TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cheers: Last Call! 1993 TV Short Himself / Woody Boyd
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International 1992 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Comedy Club All-Star 4 with Woody Harrelson 1990 TV Movie Himself - Host
Cheers 1990 TV Series Himself / Woody Boyd
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Woody Boyd
Late Night with David Letterman 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Winner
Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend 1989 TV Special Himself
A.M. Los Angeles 1988 TV Series Himself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The Graham Norton Show 2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2009-2017 TV Series Himself
Today 2008-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2017 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2017 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016-2017 TV Series Himself
Now You See Me 2: Bringing Magic to Life 2016 Video documentary short
Now You See Me 2: On-Set Diary 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Now You See Me 2: The Art of the Ensemble 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Now You See Me 2: The Horsemen Return 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Triple 9: An Authentic World 2016 Video short Himself
Triple 9: Under the Gun 2016 Video short Himself
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Action Performance
The Hunger Games: Going Rogue (The Cast) 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Welcome to the 76th Hunger Games: On Location in Atlanta, Paris & Berlin 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows 2016 TV Special Himself
The Hunger Games: The Phenomenon 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 2015 Video documentary Himself - 'Haymitch Abernathy'
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Saturday Night Live 1989-2014 TV Series Himself - Host James Taylor Woody Harrelson ...
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee & Presenter
Extra 2014 TV Series Himself
The Alliance: Returning Cast 2014 Video short Himself
Making True Detective 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Martin Hart
Reel Junkie 2013 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2005-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
David Blaine: Real or Magic 2013 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2013 TV Series short Himself
TVGN Movie Special: Now You See Me 2013 TV Special documentary Himself
Close Up 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Actor
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
How to Make Money Selling Drugs 2012 Documentary Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games 2012 Video documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Colbert Report 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Soccer Aid 2010-2012 TV Mini-Series Himself / Himself - Rest of the World Team
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hunger Games: Cast Interviews 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Milos Forman, un outsider à Hollywood 2012 Documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2004-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique 2011 Documentary Himself
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comedy of a Sexomedy 2011 Video short Himself
55th BFI London Film Festival 2011 TV Special Himself
The Hour 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ethos 2011/I Documentary Himself - Host
Hempsters: Plant the Seed 2010 Documentary Himself
The Cove: My Friend is... 2010 Short Himself
Moving Pictures Live! 2010 TV Series Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Fabulous Picture Show 2010 TV Series Himself
2012: Science Behind the Destruction 2010 Short Himself
Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic 2010 Video short Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Guión busca estrella 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sundance Skippy 2010 Documentary Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Cinema 3 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
SAG Foundation Conversations 2009 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Roland Emmerich - Mein Leben 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
NBK Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now? 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The View 2008-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Scream Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Milos Forman: Co te nezabije... 2009 Documentary Himself
Seven Pounds: Creating the Perfect Ensemble 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Seven Pounds: Seven Views on Seven Pounds 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. 2009 Documentary Himself
The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective 2009 Documentary short Himself
Fuel 2008/I Documentary Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Cartelera 2008 TV Series Himself
Charity Poker Festival 2008 TV Movie Himself - Poker player #7
E! True Hollywood Story 2000-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Weekend Sunrise 2008 TV Series Himself
No Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes 2008 Video documentary short Himself
HBO First Look 1995-2008 TV Series documentary short Himself
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Cast in a Motion Picture
Shootout 2008 TV Series Himself
Fields of Fuel 2008 Documentary Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Ecoist 2007 TV Series Himself
One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly' 2006 Video documentary short Himself - 'Luckman'
The Weight of the Line: Animation Tales 2006 Video documentary short Himself - 'Luckman'
Sp!t 2006 Documentary Himself
The Bigger Picture 2006 TV Series Himself
A Prairie Home Companion: Exclusive Sneak Peek 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down 2006 Video short Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Outsider 2005 Documentary Himself
Before, During and 'After the Sunset' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Every Twenty One Seconds 2005 Documentary Narrator (unconfirmed)
The Art Show 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Larry Flynt Exposed 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special 2003 TV Movie documentary Host
Go Further 2003 Documentary Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss 2003 Documentary Taxi Driver
Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film 2002 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
American Saint 2001 Himself
Chaos Rising: The Storm Around 'Natural Born Killers' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Tree Sit: The Art of Resistance 2001 Documentary Himself
The Directors 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Edtv: Caught in the Camera's Eye 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Music Bridges Over Troubled Waters 1999 Documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Grass 1999 Documentary Narrator (voice)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
1998 MTV Movie Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen 1998 TV Special Himself - Audience (uncredited)
I Think I Cannes 1997 Himself (uncredited)
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Accepting Special Award for Cheers

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - Filming 'Now You See Me 2'
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012-2014 TV Series Detective Martin Hart / Harlan DeGroat / Haymitch Abernathy / ...
The Frame 2013 TV Series Haymitch Abernathy
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Merritt Osbourne
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The O'Reilly Factor 2008-2012 TV Series Woody Boyd in 'Cheers' / Himself (segment "Pinheads & Patriots") / Woody Boyd
Good Mythical Morning 2012 TV Series Tallahassee
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
Biography 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
American Masters 2009 TV Series documentary
Premio Donostia a Antonio Banderas 2008 TV Special Vince Boudreau
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone 2007 Documentary Himself
Opening Soon 2006 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Mickey Knox
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #71: Woody Harrelson's Oxygen Bar
Celebrities Uncensored 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Die Geschichte des erotischen Films 2004 TV Movie documentary
City Confidential 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Empire of the Censors 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 ACCA TV Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series) Game Change (2012)
2012 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast Seven Psychopaths (2012) · Colin Farrell
· Sam Rockwell
· Christopher Walken
· Abbie Cornish
· Linda Bright Clay
· Kevin Corrigan
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Long Nguyen
· Christine Marzano
· Tom Waits
· Brendan Sexton III
· Olga Kurylenko
· Bonny
· Gabourey Sidibe
· Michael Pitt
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Harry Dean Stanton
2012 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Television Films - Best Performance by an Actor Game Change (2012)
2011 Narrative Competition Abu Dhabi Film Festival Best Actor Rampart (2011)
2011 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Actor Rampart (2011)
2010 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male The Messenger (2009)
2009 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2009 Special Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards The Messenger (2009)
2009 Phillip Borsos Award Whistler Film Festival Best Actor Defendor (2009)
2008 Joseph Plateau Honorary Award Ghent International Film Festival
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast No Country for Old Men (2007) · Javier Bardem
· Josh Brolin
· Barry Corbin
· Garret Dillahunt
· Tess Harper
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Kelly Macdonald
· Stephen Root
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture No Country for Old Men (2007) · Javier Bardem
· Josh Brolin
· Garret Dillahunt
· Tess Harper
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Kelly Macdonald
2008 Best Acting Performance Verona Love Screens Film Festival The Walker (2007)
2007 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble No Country for Old Men (2007) · Javier Bardem
· Josh Brolin
· Garret Dillahunt
· Tess Harper
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Kelly Macdonald
2003 Honorary Maverick Award Woodstock Film Festival
1999 Special Achievement Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble The Thin Red Line (1998) · Jim Caviezel
· Sean Penn
· Adrien Brody
· Nick Nolte
· Elias Koteas
· Ben Chaplin
· Dash Mihok
· John Cusack
· John C. Reilly
· Miranda Otto
· Jared Leto
· George Clooney
· John Travolta
· Nick Stahl
· John Savage
· Tim Blake Nelson
· Kirk Acevedo
· Thomas Jane
· Penelope Allen
1999 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture The Hi-Lo Country (1998) · Rudd Simmons (executive producer)
· Martin Scorsese (executive producer)
· Barbara De Fina (executive producer)
· Eric Fellner (executive producer)
· Tim Bevan (producer)
· Stephen Frears (director)
· Walon Green (screenwriter)
· Billy Crudup (principal actor)
· Patricia Arquette (principal actor)
· Sam Elliott (principal actor)
1994 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Indecent Proposal (1993) · Demi Moore
1994 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Indecent Proposal (1993)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1987 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Newcomer - Male or Female Cheers (1982)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television True Detective (2014)
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama True Detective (2014) · Richard Brown
· Carol Cuddy
· Steve Golin
· Cary Joji Fukunaga
· Matthew McConaughey
· Nic Pizzolatto
· Scott Stephens
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series True Detective (2014)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series True Detective (2014)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series True Detective (2014) · Nic Pizzolatto (executive producer)
· Cary Joji Fukunaga (executive producer)
· Scott Stephens (executive producer)
· Steve Golin (executive producer)
· Matthew McConaughey (executive producer)
· Richard Brown (executive producer)
· Carol Cuddy (producer)
2014 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Out of the Furnace (2013)
2014 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor True Detective (2014)
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series True Detective (2014)
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama True Detective (2014)
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Game Change (2012)
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Game Change (2012)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Game Change (2012)
2012 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Game Change (2012)
2012 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor Rampart (2011)
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Game Change (2012)
2012 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Rampart (2011)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Game Change (2012)
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance Seven Psychopaths (2012) · Colin Farrell
· Sam Rockwell
· Christopher Walken
· Abbie Cornish
· Linda Bright Clay
· Kevin Corrigan
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Long Nguyen
· Christine Marzano
· Tom Waits
· Brendan Sexton III
· Olga Kurylenko
· Bonny
· Gabourey Sidibe
· Michael Pitt
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Harry Dean Stanton
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Game Change (2012)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture Rampart (2011)
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Messenger (2009)
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture The Messenger (2009)
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Zombieland (2009)
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2010 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2010 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Horror Actor Zombieland (2009)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role The Messenger (2009)
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Transsiberian (2008)
2009 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Messenger (2009)
2009 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2009 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2009 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Supporting Actor Zombieland (2009)
2009 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Actor Zombieland (2009)
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Performance The Messenger (2009)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Messenger (2009)
2009 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble No Country for Old Men (2007) · Javier Bardem
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Kelly McDonald
· Josh Brolin
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble A Prairie Home Companion (2006) · Lindsay Lohan
· Meryl Streep
· Virginia Madsen
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Maya Rudolph
· Lily Tomlin
· Kevin Kline
· Garrison Keillor
· John C. Reilly
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast A Prairie Home Companion (2006) · L.Q. Jones
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Garrison Keillor
· Kevin Kline
· Lindsay Lohan
· Virginia Madsen
· John C. Reilly
· Maya Rudolph
· Meryl Streep
· Lily Tomlin
2006 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance A Prairie Home Companion (2006) · Tommy Lee Jones
· Garrison Keillor
· Kevin Kline
· Lindsay Lohan
· Virginia Madsen
· John C. Reilly
· Maya Rudolph
· Meryl Streep
· Lily Tomlin
· L.Q. Jones
· Sue Scott
· Tim Russell
2006 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Supporting Actor A Scanner Darkly (2006)
2006 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Hairstyle A Scanner Darkly (2006)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Frasier (1993)
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Drama Actor The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1995 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Natural Born Killers (1994) · Juliette Lewis
1995 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Natural Born Killers (1994) · Juliette Lewis
1994 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor Natural Born Killers (1994)
1993 American Television Award American Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Situation Comedy Cheers (1982)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo White Men Can't Jump (1992) · Wesley Snipes
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss White Men Can't Jump (1992) · Wesley Snipes
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1990 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Cheers (1982)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year The Messenger (2009)
2009 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2009 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
2009 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)
1996 STFC Award Society of Texas Film Critics Awards Best Actor The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor The Messenger (2009)

TitleSalary
Grass (1999) $0 .00
Money Train (1995) $5,500,000

#Quote
1 [on Peope vs. Larry Flynt] You can't ignore it when Milos Forman wants to make a movie, it's a pretty big deal.
2 I was in a taxi the other night, and we started talking about life and the taxi driver goes, "Chaos and creativity go together. If you lose one per cent of your chaos, you lose your creativity." I said that's the most brilliant thing I've heard. I needed to hear that years ago.
3 [on his daughter going to college] It was one of the single most difficult experiences of my life when it was time to separate and she walked off to the dorm and we drove away. I bawled my eyes out.
4 I've always believed the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
5 [on the arrest of Roman Polanski] I have a daughter who is 13 and the thought of some guy giving her a Quaalude...then I was torn over the fact that it had been 32 years and the girl had forgiven him, so I don't know. I do think that what he did was wrong.
6 I am not loving Obama - he made this statement when they were talking about trying to accomplish with the new legislation about global warming and he said "Let's not let great be the enemy of good." That just stayed with me and haunted me. "Great be the enemy of good" - let's not make great, firm international legislation and try to settle for what we can get. Lyndon Johnson probably would have said that.
7 I personally get freaked out watching horror films. I liked Shaun of the Dead (2004) because I like horror comedies. But 28 Days Later... (2002)? I was sleepless, man.
8 I was about 24 years old and I had tons of acne and mucus. I met some random girl on a bus who told me to quit dairy and all those symptoms would go away three days later. By God, she was right!
9 [on how Paul McCartney got him out of trouble when he attacked a photographer] I was feeling awful about it (the attack), and I ran into Sir Paul McCartney. We've been friends for a long time through our shared passion for veganism and many other issues. He's got such a great capacity for happiness. I told him what happened and also that I'd just finished this movie called Zombieland (2009), and Paul said, 'That's it, man. Just tell the press you thought the cameraman was a zombie.' So that's what we went with.
10 [on a scary moment in Dubrovnik] These guys were coming down from the hillside. They were the toughest-looking motherf***ers you ever saw - some kind of Croatian judo gang or something - and they were coming down basically to kill me for being with these red-hot girls. They were ready to tear me apart, and it got mind-blowingly tense. But then one of these f***ing guys recognises me from American TV, so we end up going out for drinks with them. I swear if I had not been on Cheers (1982), I'd have died right there on that beach in Croatia.
11 I don't think anybody watches a two-hour movie and decides they're going to become a serial killer. (On the furor over whether or not Natural Born Killers provoked a couple of teenagers to commit murder)
12 (On environmental issues) I've been concerned for years. When I was in the seventh grade, I did a report about the environment and the loss of species. It was supposed to be only a few pages, but ended up being nearly 50. I've always had an intense relationship with nature, something which I think all of us have somewhere inside of us. Getting involved environmentally, really stepping out there, happened when I was doing Cheers (1982). Ted Danson couldn't make it to a couple of his meetings with the American Oceans Campaign, and he asked me if I would step in for him.
13 I've found that every time you stand up for something and open your mouth, you alienate someone. I spent a lot of time wanting to become rich and famous, then when I got there, I found it was hollow. What is important to me is my connection with family and friends, and to nature, and to stand up for what I believe in. It really makes you feel good to follow through with your convictions. Granted, between opening my mouth and some of the movies I've chosen to do, I've alienated a lot of my fans, I'm sure. Hopefully I'll make better movies, but I'll never stop opening my large, prominent mouth. (1997 quote)
14 Most people take it pretty badly and just go crazy - I was no exception. But I feel like I've come out of it with my spirit still intact. (2002 quote on fame)
15 I never was disillusioned with acting because I love acting. But I just felt at one point that I was on a hamster wheel, you know? Just doing movie after movie and thinking so much about career related things and I think missing out on hanging with my friends and family as much I needed to. So I just took some time off. I was maybe going to do two or three years and it turned into five years. But certainly, I'd say it was the best thing I ever did. And now I come back to this whole thing really energized about it. (2005 quote)
16 It was very interesting. I read that book and I honestly had no idea what the hell was going on. Then I did the movie because I just wanted to do it. I wanted to work with Richard Linklater, Keanu Reeves, 'Robert Downey Jr.' and Winona Ryder. I wanted to do it, but I really still don't know what the hell that film is about. But I just know it's really interesting (On A Scanner Darkly (2006)).
17 Well for six years during Cheers (1982), I couldn't get another job. So I was getting to the mindset of, 'Wow, so this is it. I thought the career was just starting and apparently it's just over.' Fortunately then, I got a role in Doc Hollywood (1991) and then White Men Can't Jump (1992). Those I was doing during my hiatus from Cheers (1982), and then I did Indecent Proposal (1993) during my last hiatus. And then Indecent Proposal (1993) came out literally the day after we wrapped Cheers (1982). And then I started work on Natural Born Killers (1994). So I was fortunately able to segue, but for awhile I thought, 'Jeez, this is it'. And I felt that I could do so much more. I really wanted to express myself a little more. Not to say that "Woody Boyd" was not a great role!
18 When I let up from the weed, and the drinking too, I cried every day. And I liked that. I like crying. And now I not only wanna cry and show my crying to other people, I wanna just split myself down the middle and open my guts and just throw everything out!

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