Woody Harrelson’s Life Of Acting, Family, Veganism, And Anarchy

Academy Award-nominated actor Woody Harrelson went from being a rage-filled Texas boy to a beloved character on Cheers. His talent allows him to act goofy, dramatic, and frightening all in the span of a few-minutes long scene. But acting isn’t the only interesting thing about “Hollywood’s wildest wild child.”

Harrelson is also an animal rights activist, vegan, and anti-war anarchist who just so happened to attend a religious college with Mike Pence. Yeah, the life of Woody Harrelson is anything but ordinary.

He Grew Up An Angry Texas Boy

In this handout, American actor and playwright Woody Harrelson in a mug shot following his arrest for disturbing the peace, Columbus, Ohio, October 1982.
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Woody Harrelson grew up in Midland, Texas, and, according to him, he wasn’t exactly an easy child. During an interview with Esquire, the actor confessed to being a young boy with a lot of anger issues, first being kicked out of nursery school, and then first grade!

Once, he “went around the school breaking windows with [his] bare fists” because a teacher accused him of stealing a purse. Thankfully, he’s learned how to control his rage.