Woody Harrelson

Whether in mainstream or independent film, Woody Harrelson’s charismatic acting talent has the power to impress both critics and viewers alike. Born in Texas in 1961, Harrelson first captured the world’s attention in the U.S. American sitcom CHEERS. He garnered his first Academy Award nomination for his role as Hustler founder Larry Flynt in Miloš Forman’s film THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (1997). Harrelson’s unmistakeable acting style, such as can be seen in his role as the alcoholic mentor in the hit series THE HUNGER GAMES, or as the failing detective in the HBO series TRUE DETECTIVE (2014), remains deeply embedded in the minds of those who see him. Harrelson excels in his role as US President Johnson in the biopic LBJ, which screens as part of the ZFF’s Gala Premieres series.


LBJ (Rob Reiner, 2016) – actor
TRUE DETECTIVE (Nic Pizzolatto, 2014) – actor
OUT OF THE FURNACE (Scott Cooper, 2013) – actor
THE MESSENGER (Oren Moverman, 2009) – actor
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Ethan & Joel Coen, 2007) – actor
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION (Robert Altman, 2006) – actor
THIN RED LINE (Terrence Malick, 1998) – actor
PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (Milos Forman, 1996) – actor
NATURAL BORN KILLERS (Oliver Stone, 1994) – actor