Today, I want to give a shout out to one of my favorite actors, Woody Harrelson.
This guy is one amazing dude, and one of the most under rated actors in the industry. He has recently been cast as Haymitch in The Hunger Games Movie. My sister has recently told me I was a nerd. Maybe I am, but if you have read Hunger Games then you would know how perfect the role is for Woody.
NEW EDITION TO THIS POST:
I finally found an image of Woody as Haymitch! W00t!
Haymitch Abernathy is the district twelve’s only past victor of the Hunger Games- a nationally televised game in an arena with 24 tributes(two tributes from each district) fighting to the death. Being the only victor, he is the only one able to mentor all tributes(in district 12). His victory was 24 years before the time setting of the book. It doesn’t take a genius to guess that since he is the only victor, he hasn’t mentored anyone that survived. Due to that and his trauma from surviving the games, he is the town drunk. He stays drunk, and at one point pukes all over himself. He becomes a big part of the tributes of district twelve’s lives, Katniss and Peeta. Katniss being the main character and POV in the trilogy. If you haven’t read them, read them. I could seriously see him playing this part. I haven’t been able to find a shot of him in character.
Marijuana Activist *heart eyes*
Woody has played many parts that has made him who he is today. Come on, he was the bartender on Cheers. If that isn’t awesome enough, his father, Charles Harrelson
, was a contract killer. One who claimed of killing Kennedy, JFK. He was convicted of killing a judge and died while serving his life in prison sentence.
My favorite movies Woody has played in being: Natural Born Killers, The Cowboy Way(my favorite, don’t ask why), Kingpin, The People vs. Larry Flint, Indecent Proposal, The Messenger, No Country for Old Men, Surfer, Dude, Seven Pounds, 2012, and of course, Zombieland. He has also played himself in several films. You know you’re awesome when you play yourself on screen. (**Post Edit 2017. White Men Can’t Jump happens to be one of my son’s favorite movies.)
Not only an actor, he’s an environmental and peace activist. Doing a documentary, Go Further
, riding a bike across the US to the West coast with a hemp-oiled biodiesel fueled bus. He also narrated, Grass
, a history of the sticky icky, for FREE.
If I haven’t convinced you Woody is cool:
He shares his name with a sheriff doll, who sounds like Tom Hanks.
Not to mention his name could be used to describe morning endowments.
He is a vegan and raw foodist. This is not an easy lifestyle. In fact, he didn’t really eat Twinkies in Zombieland. They were replaced with pseudo-twinkies made from cornmeal.
He has taught me the biggest lesson in surviving a zombie apocalypse:
Always play a banjo before looting. That’s me cowering in the back.
Really, there should be a T-shirt that says “Tallahassee is my Hero” featuring a bloody banjo. If anyone finds one, let me know.