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Woody Harrelson: biography
Woody Harrelson was born in the Texas town of Midland and was the middle child of the spouse of Charles Harrelson and Diane Lou Osvald. Woody has an older brother Jordan and a younger Brett. No one from the family to the acting profession had no relationship.
When woody was three years old, his parents divorced. Dad fell several times in jail as a contract killer, and in 1979 was convicted of the murder of the district judge, who received two life sentences, but died shortly thereafter in the colony. It is unknown how strongly affected the attitude of Charles to woody, but he will also be multiple problems with the law, however, generally not through violence, and in view of violation of public order – dance in the roadway, revealing the sowing of the hemp seed, racing in a taxi and other such incidents.
But it’s all in the future, and in the late 60s, woody Harrelson moved with mother and brothers in Ohio, where up in the town of Lebanon in a rather religious setting. He attended secondary school, and in parallel for many years worked in the amusement Park «kings island» first as a messenger and handyman, and later became a wood Carver.
After school he went to Hanover College in Indiana. Initially specialized in the study of English and theology, but then he was born of a passion for acting, and he joined the acting course.
When woody Harrelson, who acted in the theatre, received an offer to join the team fashion TV series «Merry company», he was very surprised, because they previously had no experience on set. However, for 8 seasons, until 1993, the actor was an integral part of this sitcom and contributed to the fact that the series was included in the list of the 50 best world series of all time.
In feature films, he achieved no less success. Played woody athletes in the Comedy «White men can’t jump» and «Wild cats», the homicidal maniacs in a horror movie «Welcome to Zombieland» and the Thriller «Born killer» musicians in the tragicomedy of «Partners» and the drama «Seven lives». And in his Treasury were the cleaners, the ladies ‘ man, crooks, prisoners, radio host… the Diversity of his roles is really impressive.
Turned to be very bright image of the boxer Vince Boudreau in the sports drama «play it to the bone» and bounty hunter Carson wells in the film «to Old men here not a place».
Among young people is very popular adaptation of the dystopia of Suzanne Collins «the Hunger games» in which Harrelson played the role of mentor-drunk Haymitch Abernathy.
Another notable work in recent years has been the first season of the neo-Noir Thriller «True detective». A colleague at the site of what was another stellar actor Matthew McConaughey; together they created the perfect pair of detectives.
Woody Harrelson is a very active member of society and not avoiding the occasion opened officially to Express their own opinion.
He is known as a supporter of the legalization of marijuana and hemp, as well as enthusiast of veganism. The actor not only eat food of animal origin, but also encourages other people to abandon the use of fur, leather and other materials, which requires the killing of animals. For your active citizenship Harrelson was elected to the top 20 most famous vegetarians and in 2011 became a model for a postage stamp.
As an environmental activist, the actor repeatedly took part in various festivals and protests, and to draw attention to the UN Children’s Fund has played football for the team «Rest of the world» and even scored the decisive goal at the stadium «old Trafford» in Manchester.
Political views Harrelson is considering as anarchic. It does not support any of the political parties, but there is a supporter of the movement «Truth about 9/11», which it initiated an investigation into the tragic events of 11 September 2001.
Woody Harrelson was officially married twice. In 1985 he married Nancy Simon, daughter of the famous playwright Neil Simon. The next day, the young people broke up and filed for divorce, but in accordance with local laws to break their Union could only after 10 months.
In 1987, the actor started Dating his assistant, Laurie, Louis, and then they lived in a civil marriage and gave birth to three daughters Deni Montana, Zoe Giordano and Makani Ravello. When showing the public the youngest daughter of the couple named their daughters «divine trilogy».
2 years after the birth of the youngest, Dipping, woody and Lori finally get married and got married in day of Catholic Christmas of 2008.
- 1992 — White men can’t jump
- 1994 — natural Born killers
- 1996 the sunchaser
- 1996 — the People vs. Larry Flynt
- 1998 — the hi-lo Country
- 1999 — play it to the bone
- 2007 — TRANS-Siberian Express
- 2009 — Welcome to Zombilend
- 2012 — the Hunger games
- 2013 — the Illusion of deception
- 2014 — True detective