- Title: 'Cheers', 'Larry Flynt' star Woody Harrelson turns 60 on July 23
- Date: 22nd July 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - OCTOBER 15, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF AMERICAN ACTOR, WOODY HARRELSON POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE RED CARPET FOR "THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI" FILM POSTER HARRELSON POSING FOR SELFIES WITH FANS HARRELSON SPEAKING TO REPORTERS VENICE, ITALY (FILE - SEPTEMBER 4, 2017) (REUTERS) WOODY HARRELSON WITH HIS WIFE LAURA LOUIE AND ACTOR SAM ROCKWELL WITH PARTNER, ACTRESS LESLIE BIBB POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL ACTRESS FRANCES MCDORMAND REACTING TO BOOS AND GESTURING BEFORE QUICKLY WALKING THROUGH THE RED CARPET CANNES, FRANCE (FILE - MAY 20, 1996) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) HARRELSON ARRIVING AT THE PREMIERE FOR "SECRETS AND LIES" HARRELSON POSING WITH DIRECTOR MICHAEL CIMINO (R) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 17, 1998) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF PREMIERE THEATRE "PALMETTO" MOVIE POSTER WOODY HARRELSON ARRIVING WITH THEN-GIRLFRIEND LAURA LOUIE HARRELSON GREETING MICHAEL RAPAPORT CAST TALKING TO MEDIA HARRELSON, ELIZABETH SHUE, AND GINA GERSHON HUGGING IN FRONT OF PHOTOGRAPHERS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - NOVEMBER 14, 1996) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR WOODY HARRELSON, TALKING ABOUT WHY IT MADE SENSE FOR HIM TO PLAY LARRY FLYNT, SAYING: "It kind of makes sense like I said to Milos, poor white trash, you know, he looked, 'poor white trash where can we get poor white trash? Where's an actor? Oh, Woody Harrelson!' It's simple. Man, that's what I play. PWT man." REPORTER "Do you wear it as a badge of honour?" "I don't mind, I mean I am poor white trash so I don't mind playing it." LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - DECEMBER 2, 1996) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) WOODY HARRELSON ARRIVING AT PREMIERE FOR "THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT" HARRELSON'S BROTHER, ACTOR BRETT HARRELSON, JOKING ABOUT WORKING WITH HIS BROTHER LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 19, 2008) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) HARRELSON GREETING ACTOR WILL FERRELL AND OUTKAST MEMBER ANDRE BENJAMIN (BETTER KNOWN AS ANDRE 3000) ON THE RED CARPET FOR "SEMI-PRO" HARRELSON SPEAKING TO THE MEDIA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - OCTOBER 13, 2013) (REUTERS) "FREE BIRDS" CAST POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF WOODY HARRELSON AND OWEN WILSON POSING FOR PHOTOS LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - NOVEMBER 5, 2015) (REUTERS) DISPLAY OF FILM POSTER FOR "HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY" ON-SCREEN OUTSIDE CINEMA (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, WOODY HARRELSON, SAYING: "I wish she'd [Suzanne Collins] write 20 more books." REPORTER: "Are you trying to persuade her to do that?" "Yeah I'd do these forever, I love it, so fun. Best people." ACTRESS JENNIFER LAWRENCE SPEAKING TO MEDIA ACTOR LIAM HEMSWORTH SPEAKING TO MEDIA NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - JULY 10, 2017) (REUTERS) CAST AND CREW FROM "WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES" POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE RED CARPET HARRELSON AND WIFE LOUIE POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS HARRELSON SPEAKING TO THE REPORTER LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - OCTOBER 10, 2019) (REUTERS) MOVIE POSTER FOR "ZOMBIELAND DOUBLE TAP" WOODY HARRELSON WALKING PAST MEDIA AND POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE RED CARPET
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Emmy award-winning actor Woody Harrelson turns 60 on Friday (July 23).
Harrelson shot to fame in the 1980s as Woody Boyd on NBC sitcom "Cheers", a role he held for eight seasons.
During this time Harrelson was nominated for five Emmy Awards, winning one for best-supporting actor in a comedy series in 1989.
So far in his career, Harrelson has received three Academy Award nominations including a best actor nod for 1996's "The People vs. Larry Flynt", in which he played Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt.
Harrelson told Reuters ahead of the film's release he was the perfect actor for the role as he is "poor white trash" like Flynt. He was joined in the film by real-life brother Brett, who played Larry Flynt's brother Jimmy.
His Oscar nominations came later for supporting roles in 2009's "The Messenger" and 2017's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". He also earned a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for the latter.
Harrelson has made several forays into theatre - acting, directing, and writing - during his career, starting in 1999 when he directed his own play "Furthest from the Sun". In 2005 he starred in Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" in London's West End.
The actor is married to Laura Louie, with whom he shares three daughters Deni, Zoe, and Makani.
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