Movies at Home: Celebrate Woody Harrelson’s birthday with his top five performances

Happy 57th Birthday, Woody Harrelson!   Mr. Harrelson burst on the scene in 1985 as Woody Boyd, Coach’s replacement, on the legendary and equally hilarious sitcom “Cheers”, which ran on NBC until its triumphant finale on May 20, 1993.

Don’t look now, but Harrelson has popped up everywhere in key supporting roles in blockbusters like “The Hunger Games” series (2012 – 2015), “Now You See Me” (2013) and its sequel (2016), “Zombieland” (2009), “Solo” (2018), and “War for the Planet of the Apes” (2017).

The man born in Midland, Texas in 1961 is no stranger to delivering critically-acclaimed performances as well, with three Oscar nominations, including last year’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” by memorably playing a responsible sheriff and caring family man.

In honor the man’s birthday, here are Art House Film Wire’s five favorite Woody Harrelson performances, and all of them are available on Amazon Streaming and #5, #4 and #1 are available on Netflix DVD.

5. Mr. Bruner, “The Edge of Seventeen” (2016)

4. Capt. Tony Stone, “The Messenger” (2009)

3. Sheriff Willoughby, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017)

2. Roy Munson, “Kingpin” (1996)

1. Larry Flint, “The People vs. Larry Flint” (1996)

Image credits: IMDB, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer;  Trailer credits: Movieclips

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