The actor is better known for movies like Zombieland, The Hunger Games and Solo: A Star Wars story. He has a net worth of over $60 million, a beautiful wife and accomplished more than he imagined professionally, but the truth is: the Texan actor has had it pretty hard growing up, but he managed to handle it with humor. Watch below why everybody loves him!
- The party lover After making his way into the industry Woody started "enjoying life to the fullest". "You couldn't do what I did now because of all social media and the pictures that become viral online. All the s**t I did back then, I'd be hung from the rafters," he told GQ magazine once in an interview. He is an activist and supports many noble causes, as well as marijuana legalization.
- Problematic kid.
Absent father. The actor's father Charles Harrelson, was a contract killer and a gambler. Before serving a double life sentence for the murder of a federal judge he was acquitted and convicted for two prior homicides. He passed away in prison in 2007. Despite everything, Woody used to go and visit him in prison "I never saw him like a father, more like a friend".
Celebrating fame. Once he landed the already popular sitcom Woody went from rags to riches and splurged on a brand-new Porsche. That same day he was robbed at gun point. He recalls thinking "I'm going to die now." Fortunately someone scared the robber off. After that episode, it is common to see Woody in low-key cars.
Harsh criticism. After well-known movies like Natural Born Killers and Larry Flynt, which earned him a Best Actor nomination, Harrelson received harsh criticism from feminist journalist Gloria Steinem who encouraged people not to see the film. "I wanted to take some time off after that. I needed to back away from this job."
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