Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Highest Rated: 96% Nanking (2007)

Lowest Rated: 10% Free Jimmy (2006)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1961

Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

A gifted actor who switched back and forth effortlessly between comedy and drama, Woody Harrelson arrived seemingly out of nowhere, endearing himself to audiences with his portrayal of loveable, but dimwitted bartender Woody Boyd for eight seasons of the classic sitcom, "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993). Because of his small screen success, he transitioned effortlessly to features where he became a highly sought-after actor capable of turning in rich and diverse performances. After making his mark as a basketball hustler in the surprise hit "White Men Can't Jump" (1992), Harrelson forever buried his nice guy persona by playing the sociopathic serial murderer Mickey Knox in Oliver Stone's searing satire, "Natural Born Killers" (1994). Harrelson went on to further acclaim and earned an Oscar nomination playing infamous pornographer and First Amendment rights activist Larry Flynt in "The People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996). From there, he stayed mostly in independent films, playing a drunken louse of a husband in "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" (2005) and a strung-out addict in "A Scanner Darkly" (2006). Following an amiable turn as an unflinching zombie hunter in "Zombieland" (2009), Harrelson delivered another Oscar-worthy performance in the heart-wrenching Iraq War drama, "The Messenger" (2009). Regardless of how big or small the part, Harrelson was able to portray a wide array of challenging and complex characters with equal aplomb.

Highest rated movies

Nanking
War for the Planet of the Apes
The Edge of Seventeen
No Country for Old Men
Transsiberian
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Messenger

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Champions Marcus (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2023
73% No Score Yet Triangle of Sadness Captain Thomas Smith (Character) - 2022
23% 44% The Man From Toronto The Man From Toronto (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Rider Narrator - 2021
57% 84% Venom: Let There Be Carnage Cletus Kasady (Character) $213.5M 2021
45% 51% Kate Unknown (Character) - 2021
88% 99% Kiss the Ground Narrator - 2020
80% No Score Yet Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' Archie Bunker (Character) - 2019
42% 92% Midway Chester W. Nimitz (Character) $56.8M 2019
68% 88% Zombieland: Double Tap Tallahassee (Character) $73.1M 2019
92% 100% Jim Allison: Breakthrough Narrator - 2019
88% No Score Yet Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' Archie Bunker (Character) - 2019
58% 73% The Highwaymen Maney Gault (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
30% 80% Venom Cletus Kasady (Character) $213.5M 2018
69% 64% Solo: A Star Wars Story Beckett (Character) $213.8M 2018
30% 40% Shock and Awe Jonathan Landay (Character) $45.9K 2017
90% 87% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Willoughby (Character) $54.1M 2017
51% 70% The Glass Castle Rex (Character) $17.2M 2017
94% 84% War for the Planet of the Apes The Colonel (Character) $146.8M 2017
47% 30% Wilson Wilson (Character) $653.0K 2017
75% 63% Lost in London Self,
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2017
57% 55% LBJ Lyndon B. Johnson (Character) $2.5M 2016
94% 83% The Edge of Seventeen Mr. Bruner (Character) $14.4M 2016
26% 31% The Duel Abraham (Character) - 2016
34% 53% Now You See Me 2 Merritt McKinney (Character) $65.0M 2016
54% 41% Triple 9 Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen (Character) $12.6M 2016
70% 66% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Haymitch Abernathy (Character) $281.7M 2015
69% 71% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Haymitch Abernathy (Character) - 2014
53% 52% Out of the Furnace Curtis DeGroat (Character) $11.3M 2013
90% 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Haymitch Abernathy (Character) - 2013
20% 44% Free Birds Jake (Voice) $55.7M 2013
50% 70% Now You See Me Merritt McKinney (Character) $117.7M 2013
76% 91% How to Make Money Selling Drugs Self $14.0K 2012
67% 76% Game Change Steve Schmidt (Character) - 2012
83% 71% Seven Psychopaths Charlie (Character) $15.0M 2012
84% 81% The Hunger Games Haymitch Abernathy (Character) $408.0M 2012
No Score Yet 64% Ethos Host - 2011
74% 35% Rampart Dave Brown (Character) $969.2K 2011
68% 65% Friends With Benefits Tommy (Character) $55.8M 2011
17% 49% Bunraku The Bartender (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 74% Hempsters: Plant the Seed Unknown (Character) - 2010
74% 58% Defendor Arthur Poppington / Defendor (Character) $37.6K 2009
90% 75% The Messenger Tony Stone (Character) $1.1M 2009
39% 47% 2012 Charlie Frost (Character) $166.1M 2009
89% 86% Zombieland Tallahassee (Character) $75.6M 2009
72% 82% Fuel Unknown (Character) $173.8K 2008
47% 30% Management Jango (Character) $933.2K 2008
27% 75% Seven Pounds Ezra (Character) $70.0M 2008
91% 65% Transsiberian Roy (Character) $2.2M 2008
40% 43% The Grand One Eyed Jack Faro (Character) $114.7K 2008
17% 43% Sleepwalking Randall (Character) $169.0K 2008
22% 38% Semi-Pro Monix (Character) $33.5M 2008
96% 88% Nanking Bob Wilson (Character) $160.1K 2007
53% 28% The Walker Carter Page III (Character) $77.2K 2007
93% 86% No Country for Old Men Carson Wells (Character) $74.3M 2007
56% 64% Battle in Seattle Dale (Character) $223.5K 2007
68% 74% A Scanner Darkly Luckman (Voice) $5.5M 2006
81% 59% A Prairie Home Companion Dusty (Character) $20.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spit Unknown (Character) - 2006
10% 55% Free Jimmy Roy Arnie (Voice) - 2006
58% 74% The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Leo "Kelly" Ryan (Character) $626.3K 2005
30% 56% The Big White Raymond Barnell (Character) - 2005
69% 76% North Country Bill White (Character) $18.3M 2005
19% 60% She Hate Me Powell (Character) $365.1K 2004
18% 52% After the Sunset Stan Lloyd (Character) $28.3M 2004
90% 60% This So-Called Disaster Himself / taxi (Character) $45.2K 2003
42% 60% Anger Management Galaxia (Character) $133.8M 2003
57% 70% Go Further Self - 2003
20% 46% Scorched Jason "Woods" Valley (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Saint Self - 2001
74% 77% Grass Narrator $318.2K 1999
11% 25% Play It to the Bone Vince Boudreau (Character) $8.4M 1999
52% 71% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Self $206.0M 1999
64% 30% EDtv Ray Pekurny (Character) $22.4M 1999
80% 80% The Thin Red Line Sgt. Keck (Character) $36.4M 1998
54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Big Boy Matson (Character) $163.8K 1998
38% 31% Palmetto Harry Barber (Character) $5.8M 1998
78% 74% Welcome to Sarajevo Flynn (Character) $339.6K 1997
86% 76% Wag the Dog Sgt. William Schumann (Character) $43.0M 1997
17% 41% Sunchaser Dr. Michael Reynolds (Character) $23.1K 1996
49% 69% Kingpin Roy Munson (Character) $25.0M 1996
88% 80% The People vs. Larry Flynt Larry Flynt (Character) $20.2M 1996
22% 29% Money Train Charlie (Character) $35.1M 1995
48% 81% Natural Born Killers Mickey Knox (Character) - 1994
20% 59% The Cowboy Way Pepper Lewis (Character) $19.6M 1994
34% 47% Indecent Proposal David Murphy (Character) $104.9M 1993
77% 68% White Men Can't Jump Billy Hoyle (Character) $71.6M 1992
68% 50% Doc Hollywood Hank Gordon (Character) $51.8M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ted and Venus Homeless Vietnam Veteran (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 74% Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Instinct Charlie Long (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 11% Cool Blue Dustin (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 14% Bay Coven Slater (Character) - 1987
26% 49% Wildcats Krushinski (Character) $23.6M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 50% The Freak Brothers Freewheelin' Franklin Freek (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2013 2018-2019
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1989 1992 2014 2019
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017 2019
78% 75% True Detective Martin Hart (Character),
Producer
2014 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2009 2012-2013 2017-2018
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2017
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2017
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2009 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Nathan (Guest Star) 2001
95% 94% Frasier Woody Boyd (Guest Star) 1999
69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
85% 76% The Simpsons Woody Boyd (Guest Voice) 1994
87% 93% Cheers Woody Boyd (Character) 1985-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Unknown (Guest Star) 1989