16 Little-Known Woody Harrelson Facts

Diply 6 Dec 2016

I've been a big fan of Woody Harrelson since he first made a name for himself on the hit sitcom Cheers. Since then, he's become one of the world's biggest and most successful actors, but whenever you see him during an interview, he just seems like your average nice guy. I recently watched Zombieland and was so into Woody's performance that I thought I'd do some research to find some fun facts about him.

Here's what I found.

1. He was born in Midland, Texas.

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When he was quite young, however, he moved to his mother's hometown of Lebanon, Ohio.

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2. He spent his summers working at the local amusement park.

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He did everything from running games to operating the rides.

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3. He graduated from Hanover College with a degree in English and Theater. 

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4. His first film was alongside Goldie Hawn.

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They starred together in 1986's Wildcats.

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5. He is an ethical vegan and raw foodist.

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That means that he doesn't eat meat, dairy, sugar or flour.

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6. He is multi-talented.

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Not only does he act, but he's directed and written his own plays.

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What can't he do?

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7. He never actually ate a Twinkie while filming Zombieland.

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All those snacks were actually made with cornmeal.

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8. His father was a convicted murderer.

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In fact, Woody says he based his character in Natural Born Killers on his own dad!

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9. In 1991 he went to Kenya and lived on the outskirts of Nairobi for several weeks.

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This was a way for him to get away from it all.

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Sometimes we all need a break. 

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10. He owns his own oxygen bar.

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The bar is located in West Hollywood.

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11. Over the course of his life, he claims to have had 17 different jobs.

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Talk about paying your dues.

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12. He's the lead singer of a band.

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In his spare time, Woody plays with the bands Manly Moondog and Three Kool Hats.

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13. He is married and has three beautiful kids.

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He and his wife Laura Louie are proud parents to Deni, Zoe, and Makani.

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14. He has two brothers.

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His brother Brett has actually appeared in a few movies.

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15. He is also a director.

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He's directed films AND stage productions.

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16. His first name is actually Woodrow.

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COMMENT and tell us what your favorite Woody movie is. 

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