Woody Harrelson

The Hi-Lo Country

Woody Harrelson and Billy Crudup in The Hi-Lo Country

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 July   Potsdam Conference, 1945 On this day in 1945, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Harry Truman arrived in Potsdam, where they were over the next two weeks to decide the shape of the world in the wake of …

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The Messenger

Ben Foster, The Messenger

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 March   Henry Shrapnel dies, 1842 On this day in 1842, Major General Henry Shrapnel, British army officer, died aged 80, at his home, Peartree House, Southampton, UK. It was he who is supposed to have invented the “spherical …

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Rampart

Woody Harrelson in Rampart

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 March     Rodney King beating caught on camera, 1991 On this day in 1991, one of the inaugural events of the age of citizen journalism occurred after paroled felon Rodney King was stopped by police after a high …

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Natural Born Killers

Juliette Lewis and Woody Harrelson in Natural Born Killers

        Oliver Stone’s notorious film about two dim kids who kill a few people and become media celebrities takes two actors who weren’t exactly the go-to choices for crazy nutjob killer roles. Woody Harrelson was fresh from playing affable dunce Woody in Cheers and Juliette Lewis was uppermost in the mind as …

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