Uploaded on Feb 16, 2008
Woody Harrelson plays Monix, a former benchwarmer for the Boston Celtics who is acquired by the Flint Tropics in a trade for a washing machine. "I have a championship ring from my days on the Celtics, but I've been dropped down to the ABA and playing for the Kentucky Colonels," says Harrelson. "I get the golden opportunity to come to Flint, Michigan and play for the Tropics. That's my character's trajectory."
Woody Harrelson (Monix)
An accomplished actor in film, television and on the stage, Woody Harrelson has received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Nominations as Best Actor for his critically-acclaimed portrayal of controversial magazine publisher Larry Flynt in Milos Forman's drama, The People vs. Larry Flynt.
Harrelson will be seen in the 2008 films The Grand, an ensemble comedy for director Zak Penn, and Battle in Seattle, directed by Stuart Townsand, as well as Transsiberian, directed by Brad Anderson and co-starring Emily Mortimer and Kate Mara. The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
Harrelson can currently be seen in the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, a film that has garnered much attention with multiple Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Past credits include: After the Sunset, Play It To The Bone, The Thin Red Line, The Hi-Lo County, ED TV, Wag The Dog, Welcome To Sarajevo, Kingpin, Natural Born Killers, Indecent Proposal, White Men Can't Jump, The Big White, A Scanner Darkly, North Country, The Prize Winner of Definance, Ohio and A Prairie Home Companion.
Harrelson first endeared himself to millions of viewers as a member of the ensemble cast of NBC's long-running hit comedy, "Cheers." For his work as the affable bartender Woody Boyd, he won an Emmy in 1988 and was nominated four additional times during his eight-year run on the show. In 1999, he gained another Emmy nomination when he reprised the role in a guest appearance on the spin-off series "Frasier." He later made a return to television with a recurring guest role on the hit NBC series, "Will and Grace."
Balancing his film and television work, in 1999 Harrelson revived a career long commitment to the theatre by directing his own play, "Furthest from the Sun" at the Theatre de la Juene Lune in Minneapolis. He followed next with the Roundabout's Broadway revival of the N. Richard Nash play "The Rainmaker" in 2000, Sam Sheperd's "The Late Henry Moss" in 2001, John Kolvenbach's "On An Average Day" opposite Kyle MacLachlan in London's West End in the fall of 2002, and in the summer of 2003 Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth" at the Berkeley Street Theatre. In the winter of 2005/2006 Harrelson returned to London's West End, starring in Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" at the Lyric Theatre.
A committed environmentalist, Harrelson joined his activism with his film efforts in Ron Mann's "Go Further," a road documentary following Woody and friends on their bicycle journey down the Pacific Coast Highway from Seattle to Santa Barbara.
Along with being daddy to his three beautiful daughters, closest to his heart is www.voiceyourself.com, a website Harrelson co-created with his wife, Laura Louie, which promotes and inspires individual action to create global momentum towards simple organic living and to restore balance and harmony to our planet.
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