Birthday: 7/23/1961, the
Age: 53 year
Place of birth: Midland, Texas, United States
Height: 178 cm
Woody Harrelson – Tough guy from Texas
What was the fate of his father, Woody Harrelson? Why youth Woody had problems with the law? As the passion for theater influenced his life? Which series Harrelson brought the first success? Why is the actor decided to leave the TV and in the movies? Thanks to some movies Harrelson gained worldwide fame and the first awards? Why in the early 2000s, Woody briefly disappeared from the movie? As an actor calls his daughters? What does Harrelson in their spare time, and why does he think that our civilization is heading for the abyss?
Woody Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in the town of Midland, Texas. It was the middle of three brothers in the family of Diane Lou Oswald and Charles Harrelson – famous assassin, sentenced to two life sentences. When Woody was 3 years old, her parents divorced, and after a few years his father was imprisoned. In 1973, he and his mother moved to the town of Lebanon, Ohio, where he spent his childhood and youth actor.
Woody was not stupid child, but his father inherited a difficult character. Schools were replaced one by one, until Harrelson has not appeared in a special school for troubled teens. In his youth, he always had problems with the law and has repeatedly found himself behind bars. However, Woody was able to enroll in ‘Gonnover College’, from which he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and acting.
Passion for theater Harrelson saved from a dangerous path. In the mid 80s he made his debut in the theater, playing in the Broadway production of “Biloxi Blues’ famous playwright Neil Simon. Playing in the theater brought Woody another plus – there he met the daughter of Nancy Simon, which fell madly in love. In 1985, they were married in the Mexican town of Tijuana.
Family and successes in personal life settled down Harrelson. He enthusiastically immersed himself in the work, and the success was not long in coming. Choosing between theater and cinema, the actor opted for the latter, and in 1982 moved to Los Angeles. Curry favor with well-known directors immediately failed, but Woody had a chance to shine on television. In 1985 he was invited to the role of Woody Boyd in the comedy series ‘Chirs’. The project was about ten years old, making the actor is very popular on television. In 1989, for his performance, he was awarded an Emmy.
It is said that Harrelson seriously stuck on TV, and he again had to make a choice – now between television and cinema. Of course, he chose the cinema, because in this area could make a successful career. For the first time the actor has appeared on screen in the film ‘Wildcats’ (1986), but the really important work for him to become a basketball player Billy Hoyle role in the movie “White Men Can not Jump” (1992).
This sports comedy opened up new opportunities for Woody. Offers poured in one after another. In 1993 he played in the film by David Murphy Adrian Lyne ‘Indecent Proposal’, showing talent and a deep understanding of the character. But the real glory was yet to come.
Huge success came to the actor with the film “Natural Born Killers” (1994). Scandalous Oliver Stone tells about a couple of serial killers has caused a great resonance in society and gained cult status. Harrelson and his co-star Juliette Lewis were honored with a nomination for ‘MTV Movie Awards’ in two categories – ‘Best On-Screen Duo’ and ‘Best Kiss’.
Career Woody Harrelson is rapidly gaining momentum, and in 1996 he was lucky to play a prominent role really. We are talking about well-known businessman, publisher of the first pornozhurnala Larry Flynt Milos Forman in the movie “The People vs. Larry Flynt.” To plausibly play this legendary personality, Woody has spent a lot of time with Flint, talking about the revelation. And I must admit, it succeeded brilliantly convey the character and emotions of the character. The actor was nominated for a Golden Globe and Oscar, received rave reviews from critics and became truly famous.
For this film I was followed by a series of masterpieces that once again proved the outstanding talent of Woody. Movies ‘Wag the Dog’ (1997), “The Thin Red Line” (1998), ‘The country of hills and valleys’ (1998) made a good impression by putting Harrelson on a par with the best actors in Hollywood.
Recent work and personal life
In the early 2000s, Woody Harrelson briefly disappeared from the cinema. It was rumored that the actor was very offended reaction puritanical-minded citizens of the film “The People vs. Larry Flynt.” He even seems to be disappointed in the film and decided to take up another job.
However, most likely this break has been associated with a new novel and the birth of children. In 1998, Woody married his longtime friend Laura Lowe. Their first daughter – Deni Montana – was born in 1994. A few years later, Laura gave birth to two daughters – Zoe Giordano and Makani Ravello. Actor lovingly calls her girls’ divine trinity. ”
During leisure Harrelson read a lot and wrote scripts. However, for a long time it was not enough, and the actor has been gradually returning to a great movie. And if at first it was the role of the invisible, in 2007 there was a clear turning point. It is connected with the film was the Coen brothers ‘Old Men’, where Woody played a small but vivid and memorable role.
Harrelson has once again become one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood. In 2009, he was nominated for the award ‘Saturn’ for a secondary role in the crime thriller “Trans-Siberian Express” (2008). A year later, Woody had a chance to get the Oscar for the role of Captain Tony Stone in the military drama “The Messenger.” Despite the fact that the pursuit of the ‘Oscar’ actor Christoph Waltz has lost his game was highly praised by critics.
In recent years, Woody Harrelson engaged in the filming of the epic fantasy ‘The Hunger Games’, which has had three films. In November 2015 it is scheduled premiere of the second part of the third one painting ‘The Hunger Games: Jay-peresmeshnitsa’. In addition, the film is expected to yield “three nines.”
Woody Harrelson is not only a talented actor, but also original, interesting personality. Being a vegetarian, he is actively practicing a raw food diet – fed only dried or raw food. He believes that the burgers are harmful, he is an advocate of the legalization of marijuana and loves to do yoga at dawn. The actor believes that the current civilization is heading for the abyss, so free time is dedicated problems of ecology and environmental protection.
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