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Willie Nelson



Texas born-and-bred musical legend Willie Nelson cracked into showbiz as a disc jockey in Fort Worth. He went on to join the Ray Price band, writing tunes for Price as well as a slew of other artists (Nelson's the man who penned Patsy Cline's signature tune "Crazy"). Fronting his own group, The Outlaws, Nelson played the tanktown and honky-tonk circuit before scoring with his 1975 hit "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain." In 1979, he made a laudable film debut as Robert Redford's sidekick in The Electric Horseman; one year later, he starred in the C&W "Intermezzo" clone Honeysuckle Rose (1980), for which he also wrote the score, including the chartbuster "On the Road Again." Nelson's acting resumé includes several made-for-TV westerns, among them 1990's A Pair of Aces and its 1992 sequel, and a 1987 remake of Stagecoach; he also appeared as "himself"--and a very weather-beaten self it was--in a 1995 TV-movie biopic of country star Dottie West. Nelson has been awarded five Grammy Awards, and in the early 1980s he organized the annual Farm Aid Benefit, which earned him a Special Humanitarian Award.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Lost In London Live
  • Actor
2017
50% The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet A Song for You: The Austin City Limits story
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Johnny Cash: American Rebel
  • Actor
2015
86% A Poem Is A Naked Person
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Billy Mize & the Bakersfield Sound
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State
  • Actor
2014
23% Angels Sing
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
  • Actor
2013
97% Paul Williams Still Alive
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Ann Richards' Texas
  • Actor
2012
100% Hell and Back Again
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Tingle's American Dream
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Happiness Is
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson Play the Music of Ray Charles
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play Ray Charles
  • Actor
2009
72% Fuel
  • Actor
2008
0% Surfer, Dude
  • Farmer Bob
2008
0% Beer for My Horses
  • Charlie
2008
38% Swing Vote
  • Himself
2008
89% The Unforeseen
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Fighting With Anger
  • Will
  • Executive Producer
2008
No Score Yet Outlaw Country: Live from Austin TX
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
  • Actor
2008
14% Blonde Ambition
  • Pap Paw
2007
No Score Yet Last of the Breed
  • Actor
2007
20% The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning
  • Uncle Jesse
2007
No Score Yet Farm Aid - 20th Anniversary Concert
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Eric Clapton - Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Blaze Foley Inside
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Opry Video Classics: Legends
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Glen Campbell - Good Times Again
  • Actor
2007
5% Broken Bridges
  • Himself
2006
41% Beerfest
  • Himself
2006
No Score Yet Willie Nelson & Guests: Rock the Night Away
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Live
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Most Famous Hits - Willie Nelson & Leon Russell
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Songs for Tsunami Relief: Austin to South Asia
  • Actor
2005
94% Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
  • Actor
2005
14% The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Uncle Jesse
2005
No Score Yet Country Heroes
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Willie Nelson - Songs for Tsunami Relief: Austin to South Asia
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Old Country 1
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Kris Kristofferson - His Life and Work
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Willie Nelson and Friends: Outlaws & Angels
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Willie Nelson: Some Enchanted Evening
  • Actor
2004
16% The Big Bounce
  • Joe Lurie
2004
No Score Yet Apollo At 70: A Hot Night in Harlem
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers: Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Roy Orbison: In Dreams
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Dolly Parton and Friends: On the Country Train
  • Actor
2003
0% High Times' Potluck
  • Himself
2003
No Score Yet Antones: Home Of The Blues
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Hempsters: Plant the Seed
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Willie Nelson - Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Hank Williams: In the Hank Williams Tradition
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Journeyman
  • Samuel Hancock
2001
No Score Yet All Star Jam
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Willie Nelson - Night and Day
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Country Legends
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Ralph Emery & Friends
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Willie Nelson: Live in Amsterdam
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Ralph Emery - Country Homecoming
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Willie Nelson - Live in Amsterdam
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Country Legends - Homecoming
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Merle Haggard in Concert
  • Actor
1999
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Himself
1999
No Score Yet Dill Scallion
  • Himself
1999
No Score Yet Willie Nelson: Teatro
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet A Tribute to Johnny Cash
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Outlaw Justice
  • Lee
1998
29% Half Baked
  • Historian Smoker
1998
85% Wag the Dog
  • Johnny Green
1997
80% Anthem
  • Actor
1997
4% Gone Fishin'
  • Billy (Catch) Pooler
1997
No Score Yet Christmas Across America with Willie Nelson
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Roger Miller: King of the Road
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Starlight
  • Grampa Lium
1996
No Score Yet America's Music - The Roots of Country
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Outlaw Country - Live from Austin, Texas
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Grammy's Greatest Country Moments
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet American Bullfighter II
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Dust to Dust
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Willie Nelson, the Big Six-O - An All-Star Birthday Celebration
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Willie Nelson: My Life
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet The Highwaymen: On the Road Again
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Waylon Jennings: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend.
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Willie Nelson On the Road Again
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Willie Nelson in Concert
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Pair of Aces
  • Billy Roy Rodriguez
1991
No Score Yet Willie Nelson - Willie
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Highwaymen - Willie, Waylon, Cash & Kris - Live
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Willie Nelson: Live from Austin, TX
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Some Enchanted Evening With Willie Nelson
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Where the Hell's That Gold?!!?
  • Cross
1988
No Score Yet Once upon a Texas Train
  • John Henry Lee
1988
No Score Yet Chet Atkins and Friends - Music From the Heart
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Red-Headed Stranger
  • Producer
  • Reverend Julian Shay
1987
No Score Yet Texas Guns
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Redheaded Stranger
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Stagecoach
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Willie Nelson - Greatest Hits Live
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet We Are the World: The Video Event
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet The Willie Nelson Special
  • Actor
1984
100% Songwriter
  • Doc Jenkins
1984
No Score Yet Streetwise
  • Executive Producer
1984
No Score Yet Willie Nelson and Family in Concert
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Bob and Ray & Jane, Laraine and Gilda
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Coming Out of the Ice
  • Red
1982
100% Barbarosa
  • Barbarosa
1982
96% Thief
  • Okla
1981
No Score Yet Honeysuckle Rose
  • Buck Bonham
1980
68% The Electric Horseman
  • Wendell
1979
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet Fighting with Anger
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • Performer
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
79% Chelsea Does
2016
  • Actor
63% The Muppets
2015-2016
  • Himself
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
Monk
2002-2009
  • Himself
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Performer
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet Austin City Limits
1983
  • Actor
  • Performer
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saving My Tomorrow
2014
  • Performer
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Performer
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010
  • Performer
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest
  • Guest

Quotes from Willie Nelson's Characters