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Woody Harrelson

Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor. Harrelson's breakout role came in the television sitcom Cheers as bartender Woody Boyd. Some notable film characters include basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump, serial killer Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers, magazine publisher Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt, country singer Dusty in A Prairie Home Companion, bounty hunter Carson Wells in No Country for Old Men, zombie killer Tallahassee in Zombieland, blind piano player/meat salesman Ezra Turner in Seven Pounds, conspiracy nut Charlie Frost in 2012, delusional man who believes he is a superhero named Defendor in Defendor, and Cpt. Tony Stone in The Messenger. For The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger, Harrelson earned Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. He also appeared as Haymitch Abernathy in the The Hunger Games (2012). Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, the son of Diane Lou (née Oswald) and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who divorced in 1964; he has two brothers, Jordan and Brett. Harrelson's father, who was a contract killer, was arrested for the killing of Federal Judge

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Woody to Photog - White Paps Better Run!

Woody to Photog - White Paps Better Run!

Former paparazzi choker Woody Harrelson narrowly avoided running his SUV into a pap on the sidewalk outside the Chateau Marmont last night.insertBCSinglePlayer(1426313420);Everyone knows how much… READ MORE >

Paul McCartney -- No Love for Jennifer Love?

Paul McCartney -- No Love for Jennifer Love?

It was a bizarro scene last night in Hollywood -- with Kenny G getting better V.I.P. treatment than Jennifer Love Hewitt.insertBCSinglePlayer(1078608527); Sir Paul McCartney must not be a "Ghost… READ MORE >

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Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson -- B-Ball Gods or Goons?

Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson
B-Ball Gods or Goons?

Can white men jump ... or not? That's the debate raging in the TMZ newsroom after we got word from an insider on the set of Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson's new flick, "Semi-Pro," that both… READ MORE >

- 2736 days ago
Woody to Bar Staff -- You're Full of Schlitz

Woody to Bar Staff -- You're Full of Schlitz

TMZ has learned Woody Harrelson got into it last night at a Los Angeles bar, and police were called. It went down at the trendy The Other Room in Venice, California. The LAPD tells TMZ Harrelson… READ MORE >

- 2754 days ago
Letters From Celebrities Behind Bars

Letters From Celebrities Behind Bars

What happens when a well-known celebrity is forced to do time behind bars? They get pen pal letters from Thomas Loudamy. The Northern California man has greeted just about every single high… READ MORE >

- 2933 days ago
Harrelson Won't Face Felony Charges

Harrelson Won't Face Felony Charges

Woody Harrelson will not face felony charges in connection with an incident involving TMZ cameraman Josh Levine outside a Hollywood nightclub last month, according to Los Angeles County… READ MORE >

- 2974 days ago
Exclusive:  D.A. Will Decide Harrelson's Fate

Exclusive: D.A. Will Decide Harrelson's Fate

TMZ has learned the L.A. County District Attorney is in the process of deciding whether to prosecute Woody Harrelson over an altercation with a TMZ cameraman. The incident occurred on June 30 on a… READ MORE >

- 2975 days ago
Harrelson Chokes TMZ Photog -- LAPD Investigates

Harrelson Chokes TMZ Photog
LAPD Investigates

Woody Harrelson choked TMZ cameraman Josh Levine late Thursday night as he left a Hollywood nightclub, and the LAPD is conducting a criminal investigation. The incident occurred at approximately… READ MORE >

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