James Woods

Woods in 2015 James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American actor. Known for fast-talking intense roles on screen and stage, he has received numerous accolades, including three Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. He started his career in minor roles on and off-Broadway before making his Broadway debut in ''The Penny Wars'' (1969), followed by ''Borstal Boy'' (1970), ''The Trial of the Catonsville Nine'' (1971) and ''Moonchildren'' (1972). Woods' early film roles include ''The Visitors'' (1972), ''The Way We Were'' (1973) and ''Night Moves'' (1975). He starred in the NBC miniseries ''Holocaust'' (1978) opposite Meryl Streep.

He rose to prominence portraying Gregory Powell in ''The Onion Field'' (1979). He earned two Academy Awards nominations: one for Best Actor for his role as journalist Richard Boyle in ''Salvador'' (1986) and for Best Supporting Actor for playing white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in ''Ghosts of Mississippi'' (1996). Notable film roles include in ''Videodrome'' (1983), ''Once Upon a Time in America'' (1984), ''The Hard Way'' (1991), ''Chaplin'' (1992), ''Nixon'' (1995), ''Casino'' (1995), ''Contact'' (1997), ''Vampires'' (1998), ''Another Day in Paradise'' (1998), ''Any Given Sunday'' (1999), and ''The Virgin Suicides'' (1999). He served as an executive producer on Christopher Nolan's biographical drama film ''Oppenheimer'' (2023).

For his television roles, he is the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for portraying as D.J. in the CBS movie ''Promise'' (1987) and Bill W. in the ABC film ''My Name Is Bill W.'' (1989). He has also played Roy Cohn in ''Citizen Cohn'' (1992) and Dick Fuld in ''Too Big to Fail'' (2011). He starred in the CBS legal series ''Shark'' (2006-2008), and had a recurring role in the Showtime crime series ''Ray Donovan'' (2013). He has voiced roles for ''Hercules'' (1997), ''Recess: School's Out'' (2001), ''Stuart Little 2'' (2002) and ''Surf's Up'' (2007), as well as voicing himself several times on both ''The Simpsons'' (1993), and ''Family Guy'' (2005–present). Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1998
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Published 2003
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