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Woody Harrelson

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Woody Harrelson is an American film and television actor. Born in 1961 in Midland, Texas, his first claim to fame was his role as bartender Woody Boyd in the TV sitcom, Cheers. He went on to star in various films such as White Men Can’t Jump, Natural Born Killers, and Money Train. He earned Oscar nominations for his performances in The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger. A raw vegan, he is also an advocate of environmental causes and the legalization of marijuana. He has three daughters with wife, Laura.

Dec 2013

Origin interview

Interview

Harrelson is interviewed by Origin magazine, where he discusses his new paper company Prairie Pulp and Paper, upcoming films and give his wife’s recipe for Painted Fruit.

As a forest lover, it’s very exciting for me. After climbing the Golden Gate Bridge and protesting the destruction of the ancient redwoods in Northern California, I came to realize that protesting does no good. If you stop them here, they cut over there. Since half of all trees cut go to making paper, the only meaningful way to address destruction of our forest is to change the way paper is made. We now have a company called Prairie Pulp and Paper. We are making a brand of paper called Step Forward, which is eighty percent non-wood, is made from wheat, and costs the same as recycled paper. We’re planning to have a mill within three years, at which time we will be able to make tree-free paper that will cost less than heavily-subsidized tree-based paper. Exciting times!

Feb 2012

GQ interview

Interview

Harrelson discusses his faith, new films Rampart and Hunger Games, meditation, Clint Eastwood and mothers in a wide-ranging interview with GQ magazine.

I was very religious growing up. My mom still is. We went to church all the time, went to Bible study; we even did Bible study at my house. I went to a Presbyterian college, you know, I was in….all the way, and so I remember doing my first sermon when I was 17, I was in high school. It wasn’t a full twenty-five minute sermon but for like ten minutes I got up and they let me do that and it was on faith.

Biggest regret:

I was doing a play in L.A. with John Cassavetes. I had a full realization of how amazing this guy was, although I didn’t understand in terms of his larger body of work and his influence on independent movies and so forth. But I didn’t understand all of that at the time. I was twenty-five or something. I was one of three guys who was being considered for a part for a movie in Rome, and so I left the play and flew over there. I didn’t get the part. I could have come back and he would have let me back in the play. I didn’t. I regret leaving it. One of the worst decisions of my life…Not just on a professional level because I don’t know how much of a difference it would have made, but on a more personal level. I should have stuck by that guy. He took a chance on me. That was a real lack of integrity on my part.

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