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    Default Woody Harrelson's dad dies in prison (while serving a life sentence)

    Never knew Woody's had this obstacle to overcome in the family dept...

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    Actor Woody Harrelson's father dies in Supermax federal prison
    Charles Harrelson, 69, was serving life for 1979 murder of a federal judge
    He was found unresponsive in his cell on March 15, officials said
    Autopsy shows severe coronary artery disease

    DENVER, Colorado (AP) -- Actor Woody Harrelson's father, Charles Harrelson, died of a heart attack in the Supermax federal prison where he was serving two life sentences for the murder of a federal judge, officials said Wednesday.

    Charles Harrelson, 69, was found unresponsive in his cell on the morning of March 15, said Felicia Ponce, a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman in Washington.

    Fremont County Coroner Dorothy Twellman said an autopsy showed Harrelson had severe coronary artery disease. She said he probably died in his sleep. "It appears it was very sudden."

    Charles Harrelson was convicted of murder in the May 29, 1979, slaying of U.S. District Judge John Wood Jr. outside his San Antonio, Texas, home. Prosecutors said a drug dealer hired him to kill Wood because he did not want the judge to preside at his upcoming trial.

    Charles Harrelson denied the killing, saying he was in Dallas, 270 miles away, at the time.

    Wood, known as "Maximum John" for the sentences he gave in drug cases, was the first federal judge to be killed in the 20th century.

    Charles Harrelson was transferred to Supermax, the highest-security federal prison, after attempting to break out of an Atlanta federal prison in 1995. Other inmates at Supermax, about 90 miles south of Denver, include Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski, Oklahoma City bombing coconspirator Terry Nichols and Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph.

    His son got his start in acting as Woody the bartender on "Cheers" beginning in 1985 and went on to star in films including "Natural Born Killers," "White Men Can't Jump" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt."

    Woody Harrelson's publicist did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

    The actor was just 7 when his father was first sent to prison, for murdering a Texas businessman. He was in college when his father was convicted of the judge's assassination.
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    I never knew that either. Maybe it played a part in how well Woody played the Natural Born Killer roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    I never knew that either. Maybe it played a part in how well Woody played the Natural Born Killer roll.
    It did. I remember hearing that he had a lot to emotion to feed from based on his own family, obviously his father.

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    then think about how good an actor he is to have pulled off straight-as-an-arrow naive woody boyd!
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    funny this. There was a programme on tv the other night about celebs and their early years. I was pretty shocked at how many of them had extremely hard upbringings.

    Guess it makes sense in a backwards kind of way: pitiful childhood? OK, shall I become a serial killer or shall a become extremely rich and famous?

    I suppose a lot of these people have nothing to lose and become quite driven.

    Isn't Tobey MacGuire's dad a convicted bank robber?
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    funny this. There was a programme on tv the other night about celebs and their early years. I was pretty shocked at how many of them had extremely hard upbringings.
    Can you say Gary Oldman..

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    funny this. There was a programme on tv the other night about celebs and their early years. I was pretty shocked at how many of them had extremely hard upbringings.

    Guess it makes sense in a backwards kind of way: pitiful childhood? OK, shall I become a serial killer or shall a become extremely rich and famous?

    I suppose a lot of these people have nothing to lose and become quite driven.

    Isn't Tobey MacGuire's dad a convicted bank robber?
    that would be quite ironic considering his biggest role...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    It did. I remember hearing that he had a lot to emotion to feed from based on his own family, obviously his father.
    He and Juliet Lewis both had some psychiatric help to "get right" again after making that movie.
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    Charles Harrelson was also once speculated to have been a suspect as the "grassy knoll" gunman in JFK's assassination which was based on his resemblance to the photos of one of the 3 tramps (tall middle one) who were arrested afterwards by police in the carpark. However, I think that was then later proven to be false.
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    Woody Harrelson was originally cast in the role that ended up going to Matthew McConaughey in "A Time To Kill." It was decided Harrelson had too much of a "dark" side to play the good guy role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    Woody Harrelson was originally cast in the role that ended up going to Matthew McConaughey in "A Time To Kill." It was decided Harrelson had too much of a "dark" side to play the good guy role.
    I guess that explains why he was so good in "The Cowboy Way."
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