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James Woods

Knowledge Identifier: +James_Woods

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James Woods

American actor, producer and voice artist add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (74%), Israel (5%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Twitter, Oliver Stone, John Lithgow

Linked to: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pilgrim High School, Recess: School's Out, American Heart Association

 

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James Woods was born in 1947 add something


1960

His father, Gail Peyton Woods, was an army intelligence officer who died in 1960 after routine surgery add something


1969

In order to pursue a career in acting, he dropped out of MIT in 1969 before his graduation add something


1970

Woods appeared in 36 plays before making his Broadway debut in 1970 at the Lyceum Theatre, in the first US production of Frank McMahon's "Borstal Boy" add something


1971

A prominent Hollywood character actor, Woods has appeared in over 130 films and television series , beginning with his first television appearance "All the Way Home" in 1971 and his film debut "The Visitors" in 1972 add something

 

In 1971, he played Bob Rettie in the American premiere of Michael Weller's "Moonchildren" at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. The production moved to Broadway the following year and Woods won a Theatre World award for his performance add something


1973

He returned to Broadway in 1973 to portray Steven Cooper in the original production of Jean Kerr's "Finishing Touches" add something

 

K. W. Lee - Lee is best known for writing an investigative series on the conviction of immigrant Chol Soo Lee for a 1973 San Francisco Chinatown gangland murder which became the basis of the 1989 film "True Believer", starring James Woods and Robert Downey Jr. His series of 120 articles over five years led to a new trial, eventual acquittal and release of the prisoner from San Quentin's Death Row


1982

Randi Brooks - She guest starred in 38 TV shows including "Knight Rider", "Designing Women", and "Who's The Boss", and had small but memorable roles in the 1983 Steve Martin comedy "The Man with Two Brains" and the 1988 James Woods police drama "Cop"


 

He has been twice nominated for an Academy award: first, for Best Actor, for playing a journalist chronicling events in El Salvador in the early Oliver Stone film "Salvador" , and again in 1996, for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance as real-life white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in drama "Ghosts of Mississippi" add something

 

Cynthia Gibb - In the 1986 war film "Salvador", directed by Oliver Stone and starring James Woods, she portrayed an American nun in El Salvador who was raped and murdered

 

Piper Laurie - Laurie won an Emmy *award, for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special" for her role in the 1986 TV movie "Promise" opposite James Garner and James Woods


1987

Best Seller - "'Best Seller"' is a 1987 crime film written by Larry Cohen, directed by John Flynn and starring James Woods and Brian Dennehy


1988

Amanda Blake - After the Gunsmoke reunion film, she made two film appearance in 1988's "The Boost", a drug-addiction drama starring James Woods and Sean Young and "B.O.R.N", in 1988

 

Sean Young - In 1988, Young appeared in "The Boost" with James Woods


1989

He was briefly considered for the role of The Joker by director Tim Burton and screenwriter Sam Hamm for the 1989 film "Batman" add something

 

Mary Stuart Masterson - In 1989, she starred as Lucy Moore, a teenage girl giving up her first baby to a wealthy couple, played by Glenn Close and James Woods in "Immediate Family"


1990

Anita Gillette - In the 1990s, Gillette starred in two "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movies, "The Summer of Ben Tyler" with James Woods and "A Christmas Memory" with Patty Duke


1991

Richard Levinson - In 1991, in tribute to Levinson, Link wrote the script to the 1991 TV film "The Boys", starring James Woods and John Lithgow

 

William Link - In 1991, in tribute to Levinson, he wrote the script for the 1991 TV film "The Boys", starring James Woods and John Lithgow

 

Michael J. Fox - "The Hard Way" was released in 1991, with Fox playing an undercover actor learning from police officer James Woods


1992

Roy Cohn - Cohn has been portrayed by James Woods in the 1992 biopic "Citizen Cohn", by Joe Pantoliano in "Robert Kennedy and His Times", and by George Wyner in "Tail Gunner Joe"

 

Dolly Parton - Parton starred along with James Woods in the comedy film "Straight Talk" in 1992

 

Joseph Scott (attorney) - Scott is a character in the 1992 film "Chaplin", and was portrayed by actor James Woods


1994

Bruce Payne - Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen, James Woods, Jennifer_Tilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman all appeared in the first remake of the film, titled "The Getaway", in 1994

 

Barry Bonds - In 1994, he appeared in a small role as himself in the television film "Jane's House", starring James Woods and Anne Archer

 

Sheryl Lee - Other roles have included playing the part of Astrid Kirchherr in the 1994 movie "Backbeat", a bio-pic of the early career of The Beatles opposite Stephen Dorff, the part of Liza in Gary Walkow's 1995 adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella "Notes from Underground" opposite Henry Czerny, the role of Katrina in John Carpenter's 1998 film "Vampires" opposite James Woods and Daniel Baldwin, and the role of Marlene Cadena in the 2003 television series "Kingpin" opposite Yancey Arias and Bobby Cannavale


1995

In 1995, Woods took the role of pimp Lester Diamond in Martin Scorsese's "Casino" add something


1996

Ghosts of Mississippi - "'Ghosts of Mississippi"' is a 1996 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Woods


 

He garnered critical praise for his voice work as Hades in the 1997 Disney film "Hercules" and he won a Daytime Emmy award in 2000 for the role in the follow-up television series add something


2000

Stated on "Inside the Actors Studio", 2000 add something


2001

In late August 2001, Woods was on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles add something


2004

He played in the WPT's "Hollywood Home Game" series in 2004 for the American Stroke Association charity add something


2006

In one of his most prominent television roles, Woods starred in the CBS legal drama series "Shark", which ran for two seasons between 2006 and 2008 add something

 

Woods's name was in an advertisement in the "Los Angeles Times" that condemned Hamas and Hezbollah and supported Israel in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict add something

 

On July 26, 2006, Woods' younger brother, Michael Jeffrey Woods, died from cardiac arrest at the age of 49 add something


2008

In 2008, Woods appeared in David Zucker's comedy "An American Carol" , along with active Republican actors Kelsey Grammer and Kevin Farley add something

 

Woods endorsed John McCain and Mitt Romney for President in 2008 and 2012, respectively add something


2011

In 2011, Woods appeared as Richard S. Fuld, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, in HBO's "Too Big to Fail", for which he gained an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie add something

 

Heather Graham - Graham dated actors James Woods, whom she first met while studying at UCLA, Kyle McLachlan and Heath Ledger, whom she met in Prague while filming "From Hell", and directors Stephen Hopkins, Edward Burns and Yaniv Raz. In 2011 she was dating Jason Silva


2013

Amanda Crew - In 2013, Crew landed a supporting role as Julie in the Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs", starring alongside Ashton Kutcher and James Woods


2015

Woods decided to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz in November 2015 add something


2016

For the 2016 presidential election, Woods endorsed Carly Fiorina for the Republican nomination add something

 

However, on February 2, 2016, Judge Mel Recana gave the go ahead to pursue the case further add something

 

On October 21, 2016 attorney Lisa Bloom revealed that the anonymous user had died add something


2017

In 2017, actress Amber Tamblyn wrote an open letter to Woods accusing him of predatory behavior towards her when she was 16 add something

 

Woods is known for espousing his conservative political views on his Twitter page, which reached 1 million followers in November 2017 add something

 

On November 13, 2017, James Woods was accused of sexual misconduct by actress Elizabeth Perkins add something


2018

On July 4, 2018, The Gersh Agency, Woods longtime talent agency, notified him by email that they would no longer represent him add something

 

In September 2018, the Associated Press reported that Twitter blocked his account over a hoax tweet purporting to be from the Democratic party telling men not to vote add something


2019

As of 2019 his twitter pages has over 1,9 million subscribers add something

 

Woods' Twitter account was suspended in mid April 2019 after a tweet which was considered to threaten violence add something