Woodrow Tracy Harrelson, popularly known as Woody Harrelson is a popular American actor. He was born on 23rd July, 1961 in Texas, United States of America. He is known for his roles in movies like “White Men Can’t Jump”, “Natural Born Killers”, “A Prairie Home Companion”, “No Country for Old Men” and “The Messenger”.

Early Career

Popular Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson started his career in 1985, appearing in the TV Show titled “Cheers”. He made his debut movie appearance in “Wildcats” in 1986 and played the role of Krushinski. In 1988-91, he appeared in cameo roles in “L.A Story”, “Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme” and “Ted & Venus”, before getting a major role in “White Men Can’t Jump”, which brought him into the limelight.

In 1993, Woody Harrelson appeared in his breakthrough role in the movie titled “Indecent Proposal”, in which he played the role of David Murphy. After initial success, he started getting leading roles and appeared in an Academy award-nominated role in “The People vs. Larry Flynt” in 1995 and in “No Country for Old Men”.

Career Highlights

Woody Harrelson’s career is marked with several great performances, which won him several nominations and awards. In 1991, he earned his first ever nomination for MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo with Wesley Snipes for the movie “White Men Can’t Jump”.

His major breakthrough performance came in 1995 movie titled “The People vs. Larry Flynt”, for which he earned his maiden Academy Award nomination in the category for best actor along with Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations in the same category.

In 2008, he appeared in “The Messenger”, which turned out to be most successful movie of his career and earned him his second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nomination for best actor and many other nominations.

10 Best Films of Woody Harrelson

  • White Men Can’t Jump
  • Indecent Proposal
  • Natural Born Killers
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Messenger
  • Zombieland
  • Wilson
  • Now You See Me
  • The Hunger Games

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