Woody Harrelson, who plays Haymitch in The Hunger Games movie has made the April cover of Men’s Journal Magazine. The article tells all about living off the grid in Hawaii with his family, as well as film work he’s done in the past and his furture work(The Hunger Games Trilogy). Check it out below!
Of all the great things about Harrelson, perhaps the most unexpected is how great an actor he has turned out to be. During his time on Cheers, playing Woody Boyd, from 1985 to 1993 — five Emmy nominations, one win, not bad for his first Hollywood outing — it seemed crazy to think that he could do more than lovable and dim-witted. His name was Woody; he was Woody. But then in 1991, while casting White Men Can’t Jump, director Ron Shelton decided that since Keanu Reeves, his first choice for the lead, couldn’t shoot hoops worth a damn, he’d go with Harrelson, who could indeed jump.
For the first time, audiences got to see an indication of his range. He proved himself more than adept at cracking wise, faking innocence, and displaying the sting of betrayal, not to mention laying hands on Rosie Perez at her finest. After that, he went on a tear, making a name for himself in some of the decade’s most controversial movies, including Indecent Proposal, as a broke yuppie architect willing to pimp his beloved for $1 million; Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, as a media-mad serial killer; and The People vs. Larry Flynt, doing the near impossible — making Flynt a sympathetic human being — which earned him an Oscar nomination. Along the way, he has done buddy movies (The Cowboy Way, Money Train), slapstick comedy (Kingpin, eminently rewatchable), horror comedy (Zombieland), and even the occasional total bomb (Surfer, Dude).
Now he’s got three new movies out, all about as different as you might expect from a guy like Harrelson. In The Hunger Games, he’s Haymitch, stringy-haired mentor to the kids about to do battle. It’s a small part but pivotal enough that it may warrant reprising should the flick, which is based on the first of Suzanne Collins’ young-adult books, turn into a blockbuster franchise. “I turned it down,” he says. “But then the director, Gary Ross, called and said, ‘I don’t have a second choice, you’re the part. You have to do this.’ And I said, ‘In that case, let’s do it.’
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